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Description: It's playtime! The Second City's performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present Improv Extravaganza Explosion!, an hour of interactive, family-friendly improvisation and sketch comedy where we pull ideas straight from the audience, and make it all up on the spot. The best part is that you never know what might happen! Perfect for ages 5 and up!
Ross Bryant: Ross Bryant (Ensemble) hails from North Carolina, and now lives in Chicago. Previously, he has performed in comedy festivals all over America with the hip-hop improv show The Beatbox, in Maine with Improv Acadia, and in the Mediterranean with Second City aboard the Norwegian Jade. Ross is currently an ensemble member of The Second City National Touring Company, and the critically acclaimed shows The Improvised Shakespeare Company and Baby Wants Candy. Time Out Chicago magazine recently named him one of “10 things that made us laugh this year.” He promises they meant that in a good way.
Chelsea Devantez: Chelsea Devantez (Ensemble) grew up in every state in the Southwest, studied at NYU and fell in love with Chicago. She recently performed in Second City’s ‘Charmed and Dangerous’ in Baltimore and before that, spent four months with Second City at Sea on a cruise ship. She improvises at iO with A Raptor, writes songs with DING!, and would like to thank everyone at Second City, EJM, CBD, and her crazy family.