Local Legends

Photo by Ayers Productions

Local Legends performs every Friday night. With a different special guest storyteller each week, this fully improvised show is brand new every time. The personal stories told by local celebrities inspire a series scenes made up right before your eyes.

Cast: Harrison Brookie, Meg Pierson, Lena RoperJason Underwood


Here’s the list of upcoming and previous guests:

October 9th: Anne and Jayce Tromsness, Actors/Directors/Teachers
October 2nd: Kathryn Ballou, Former ARMES Fine Arts Center Guru
September 25th: Stories from Player and our Training Center students
September 18th: Zal and Janet Rothstein, Retired Magician and Cabaret Singer
September 11th: Stories from our Training Center students
September 4th: Doug Cone, Servosity and Synergy Mill
August 28th: Jimm Cox, Director of Theatre at USC Upstate
August 21st: Scott Gould, SC Governor’s School Creative Writing
August 14th: Kamran Popkin, Swag Club
August 7th: Alrinthea Carter, Abandoned & Forgotten Photography
July 31st: Shane Willimon, Local Actor
July 24th: Leighton Cubbage, Local Investor and Entrepreneur
July 17th: Tom Scheve, Asheville Stand-up Comic
July 10th: Carrie Adams, Comedian and author of Ruthless
July 3rd: Meghan Meier, Greenville’s Pure Romance Consultant
June 19th: Hijacked by Umlaut, Raleigh improvisers
June 13th: Students of the South Carolina Children’s Theatre
June 12th: Thomas Riddle, Local Educator
June 5th: Valentine Wolfe, Musical Composing Duo
May 29th: Stories from our Training Center students
May 22nd: JJ Ohlinger, Painter/Tattoo artist
May 15th: Chris White, Micro-budget Filmmaker
May 8th: Chuck Chapman, Musician/actor/writer
May 1st: Lisa Corley, Art Director at GHS & TEDxGreenville Curator
April 24th: Michael Channing, Stand-up comic
April 17th: Jim Fowler, Nature Photographer
April 10th: Stories from our Training Center students
April 3rd: Precious Bivings, Speaker/life coach
March 27th: Stand up comics
March 20th: Brian Coker, Local Actor
March 13th: Jamie Costa, Actor/Impressionist
March 6th: Wallace Krebs, Walking Dead zombie
February 27th: Chris Cashon, Third Mind Films
February 20th: Knox White, Greenville Mayor
2014
December 19th: Emily Dyer, Anderson Actress
December 12th: Chelsea Ann Atkins, Local Actress
December 5th: Drew Toney, Teacher, Pro Wrestler, Rickshaw Driver
November 21st: John Warner, Founder of InnoVenture
November 14th: Stanley Fisher, Founder of Voice of Steel
November 7th: Festival guests Brian De Costa, Cale Evans , Brandon Holmes
November 1st: Jim Davis, Artistic Director at Pride of Greenville Men’s Chorus
October 24th: Phyllis and Joshua Jackson, The First Five Years
October 17th: Latia Curtis, Imported Sand Production Company
October 10th: Christian Elser, Professor at PC and General Director of GLOW
October 3rd: Bill Love, Radio Personality
September 26th: John Smiley and Lauren Wilson, Cast of Warehouse’s Evil Dead
September 19th: Jeremiah Dew (JDew), Co-Founder at Gamemaster Media
September 12th: Keri Lumm, Anchor for OneMinuteNews
September 5th: Crystal Tyler, Founder of Jade Castle Studios
August 29th: Debra Capps, Actress/Model/Media personality
August 22nd: Todd Janssen, Local Actor/Improviser
August 15th: Clarka Wickliffe, Singer/Model/Artist Manager
August 8th: Stephen Boatright, Founder of Starboard Street Studios
August 1st: Mark Hauser, Voice of the Wofford Terriers
July 25th: Stories from our Training Center students
July 18th: Marc Bolick, Business strategist and consultant)
July 11th: Stories for leaving cast member Ben Burris
June 27th: Dana Swarner, Toastmasters Bureau Chair
June 20th: Jacob Farley, Cancer Survivor
June 14th: Stories from kids of Ugly Words
June 13th: Stories from Stand Upstate Comedy
June 12th: Stories from The Film House
June 11th: Stories from college improvisers
June 10th: Stories from local improvisers
June 9th: Stories from comics of No Expectations
June 8th: Stories from poets of Wit’s End
June 7th: Stories from our Training Center students
May 30th: Walter Ezell, Photographer/writer/improviser
May 23rd: Raj Gavurla, Speaker and Author
May 16th: Jenna Tamisiea, Artistic Director of GLOW
May 9th: Whitney Walters, Songwriter/Actress
May 2nd:  Greenville Jazz Collective, Stories and Music
April 18th: Mock Turtle Soup, Clemson Improv
April 11th: Stories from our Training Center students
April 4th: John Moore, Brains on Fire
March 28th: Robert Young, Owner of Borderlands Comics
March 21st: Jacob Johnson, Greenville Musician
March 14th: Steven Crane, Greenville Beef Jerky Outlet
March 7th: Jason Farr, Winner of SC’s Funniest Comic
February 28th: Gaye Sprague, Greenville City Council
February 21st: Far Sketched, Anderson University improv
*break for Carolina’s Funniest Comic competition*
January 10th: Jerry Salley, Managing Editor at the Greenville Journal
January 3rd: Tim March (TimTV), Clown, Entertainer
2013
December  27: Paul Hoke, Upstate Swing Dance
December 20th: John Boyanoski, Author and Greenville historian
December 13th: Debra Capps, guest host for Scene on 7
December 6th: Tigeroar, Clemson a capella group
November 29th: Wofford Jones, Photographer and Local Filmmaker
November 22nd: Paul Savas, Executive Director of the Warehouse Theatre
November 15th: Emily Reach White, Writer/Filmmaker
November 8th: Brittney Brackett, Children’s Author and Voiceover
November 1st: Upstate Toastmasters, International Organizaiton
October 25th: Friends of Jenn Newsome, Farewell Show
October 18th: Laughtrack, Charleston’s Theater 99
October 11th: Bone Cracker, DSI Comedy Theater
October 4th; Kerrie Brown Seymour, Clemson Theater Professor
September 27th: Jack DelGado, Creative Director of Fete Magazine
September 20th: Jeremiah Dew (JDew), Co-Founder at Gamemaster Media
September 13th: Stories from our Training Center students
September 6th: Jayce Tromsness, Co-Artistic Director of the Distracted Globe
August 30th: Nick Shaheen, Founder of Stand Upstate Comedy
August 23rd: Clarka Wickliffe, Actress/Songwriter
August 16th: Chris White, Micro-budget Filmmaker
August 9th: You, Stories from audience members
August 2nd: Robert Young, Owner of Borderlands Comics
July 26th: Art Sturtevant, Asheville Stand-up comic
July 19th: Marty Winsch, Founder of Mountain Entertainment Inc
July 12th: Dr. Andy Roark, Veterinary Personality
July 5th: Moody Black, Host of Wits End Poety
June 28th: Brian Boughner, Local Musician/Portfolio Manager
June 21st: Keri Lumm, Anchor for OneMinuteNews
June 14th: Sarah Schaffer, Celloist/musician
June 7th: Michael Robinson, TEDx Furman Organizer
May 31st: Erickson Bynum, SHS Forensics Coach
May 24th: Brian Habig, Pastor of Downtown Presbyterian Church
May 17th: Stories from our Training Center students
May 10th: Tara Leigh Cobble, Author and Musician
May 3rd: Lindsey Jones, Editor of Emrys Journal
April 26: John Fagan, Director of Upstate Shakespeare Festival
April 19th: Jason Farr, Local Actor/Stand-up Comic
April 12th: Stories from our Training Center students
April 5th: [Dual Duel March Madness Finals]
March 29th: Brock Koonce, Actor and Program Director of Greenville Forward
March 22nd: Haro Setian, Founder of Haro Group Realty
March 15th: Traysie Amick, SCCT faculty and Cafe & Then Some performer
March 8th: Ben Riddle, Assistant to the President at Furman University
March 1st: Marty Tomlinson, Associate lawyer for Wyche
February 22nd: Debra Capps, Model and Actress
February 15th: Upright Citizens Brigade, Movie Screening
February 8th: Chip Reaves, CEO of Bigger Brains Online Training
February 1st: Craig Longino, Sketch and Stand up Comedian
January 18th: Lisa Biggs, Voice over actor
January 11th: Michael Blaustein, Kase Raso, and Dan Frigolette, Touring Comics
January 4th: Unusual Suspects, Touring Stand up Comics
2012
December 21st: Russell Stall, Executive Director of Greenville Forward
December 14th: Aaron and Susan von Frank, owners of bitTyrant and Tyrant Farms
December 7th: Edward Bynum, Web developer
November 30th, 2012: Adrienne Burris, Founding of Ugly Words
November 16th, 2012: Stand-up Comedy, from local comics
November 9th, 2012: Emily Reach White, Writer/Filmmaker
November 2nd, 2012: Mock Turtle Soup, Clemson Improv
October 26th, 2012: Spooky Stories from the cast
October 9th, 2012: Derrick Blakheart Goodwin, Local Music Producer
October 12th, 2012: MRSOE, Stand Up Comedians
October 5th, 2012: John Oliver, Voice Actor
September 28th, 2012: Mandy Butler, Improv Comedy Instructor
September 21st, 2012: Jeremiah Dew (JDew), Greenville Drive Director of Fun
September 14th, 2012: Erika Grace Powell, Miss South Carolina
September 7th, 2012: Cody Hughes, Stand-up Comedian
August 31st, 2012: Evan Harris, Actor/Podcaster/Improviser
August 24th, 2012: You, Stories from audience members
August 17th, 2012: Pat Jobe, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
August 10th, 2012: Tim March (TimTV), Entertainer
August 3rd, 2012: Walter Ezell, Greenville photographer/writer
July 27th, 2012: John Jeter, The Handlebar Owner
July 20th, 2012: Brian Boughner, Local Musician/Portfolio Manager
July13, 2012: Dana Lowie, Coffee Underground Owner
July 6th, 2012: Revis and Zeiss, Atlanta Improv Duo
June 29th, 2012: Upstate Toastmasters, International Organizaiton
June 22nd, 2012: Shannon Robert, Warehouse Associate Artistic Director
June 15th, 2012: Justin Blackburn, Poet and Stand-Up Comedian
June 8th, 2012: Alexa Woodward, Greenville Musician
June 1st, 2012: Erickson Bynum, SHS Forensics Coach
May 25th, 2012: Jacob Johnson, Greenville Musician
May 18th, 2012: Boris Bearclaw, 2012 Carolina’s Funniest Comic
May 11th, 2012: Nick Shaheen, Founder of Stand Upstate Comedy
May 4th, 2012: Kerrie Brown Seymour, Clemson Theater Professor
April 27th, 2012:  Justin Scott, Former Improv Show Host
April 20th, 2012: Sara Eldred and Vinny Valdiva, NC Improv Duo
April 13th, 2012: Tara Leigh Cobble, Author and Musician
April 6th, 2012: Jay Spivey, Editor/Publisher of Fete Magazine
March 2012: Special March Madness Show with stories from the winning team
February 24th, 2012: Ben Riddle, MHS Student Body Co-President
February 17th, 2012: Trust Us: This is All Made Up, Movie Screening
February 10th, 2012: Michael Robinette, Stand-up Comic
February 3rd, 2012: Dr. Paula Sloan, Greenville Psychologist
January 27th, 2012: Jeff Sumerel, Writer/Producer/Director
January 20th, 2012: Michael Channing, Local Stand-up Comic
January 13th, 2012: Charlie Grey, Cofounder of No Expectations Comedy
January 6th, 2012: Debra Capps, Local Model/Actress
2011
December 30th, 2011: Peter Lupu, Local Actor
December 16th, 2011: Vinny Valdivia and PT Scarborough, NC Improv Duo
December 9th, 2011: Jason Farr, Local Actor/Stand-up Comic
December 2nd, 2011: Carl T. Smith, Southern Novelist
November 18th: Dr. Brian Jones, Owner of Upstate Pediatric Dentistry
November 11th: No Expectations Comedy, Best of Open Mic Night
November 4th: The new Mrs. Ben Burris, Fresh back from the honeymoon
October 28th, 2011: Juan Mojica, North Carolina Improviser
October 21st, 2011: Bryan and Alyssa Buckley, Oklahoma City Improv Duo
October 14th, 2011: Chris White, Micro-budget Filmmaker
September 30th, 2011:  Art Sturtevant, Asheville Stand-up comic
September 23rd, 2011: Jeremiah Dew (JDew), Greenville Drive Director of Fun