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:

December 19th: Emily Dyer, Anderson Actress
December 12th: Knox White, Mayor of Greenville
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

And here are the guest improvisers who have played with us: Jill Bernard, Greg Tavares, Zach Ward, Karen Cassady, Traysie Amick, Kennedy Gates, Tom Keller, James Robilotta, Mandy Butler, Bryan and Alyssa Buckley, Juan Mojica, Vinny Valdivia, PT Scarborough, John Reitz, Sara Eldred, Kit Fitzsimons, Alex Hofford, Shane Smith, Evan Harris,  Cameron Duncan, Larry Simonson, Brooke Buckley, Jeremiah Jones and so much more!