Harrison Brookie

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Founder, Executive Producer, and Artistic Director

In 2004, Harrison began performing short-form, long-form, and sketch comedy with Clemson University’s Mock Turtle Soup. There he helped create and later ran Clemson’s first satirical newspaper, The Almond. In 2008, he moved to North Carolina and joined the DSI Comedy Theater becoming a resident instructor and ComedySportz, Harold team, and Mister Diplomat cast member. He has been a festival instructor for the Boston Comedy Arts Festival and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. He completed the iO training center in Chicago and  is a lover of improv books.

In 2011, Harrison moved back to his hometown of Greenville, SC with his wife and children to found the Alchemy Comedy Theater and continue teaching high school social studies. Since then he’s helped grow the Greenville comedy scene with live shows, a training center, corporate events, workshops, emceeing events like TEDx Greenville, teaching improv at Furman University’s OLLI program, and creating an improvisation training breakout at NEXT High School. He created Greenville’s first comedy marathon featuring acts from all over the Upstate. He also created the New South Comedy Festival which runs every fall and features improv, sketch, and stand up acts and workshops from all over the country.

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