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The Brooklyn Comedy Society is an improv collective that creates hilarious on-the-spot scenes.  The show includes Monologists that tell true stories that the performers then weave into an original play.

The team’s players have trained at New York City’s Upright Citizen Brigade, Magnet Theater and PIT and have performed at select theaters in the northeast.

"Wow!  What a great show.  We loved it!  It was funny, and different.  We definitely want you back next year! "            

                        -Executive Director-Goodwill Theatre

Meet the Cast!

Willy Appelman is an actor and writer living in Brooklyn. He is a 2 ­time Moth StorySLAM winner and has been featured on The Today Show, Mashable, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan and NPR's All Things Considered.He has appeared in commercials for Staples, LG, Comedy Central, Budweiser and performs improv and sketch comedy around NYC.

Kevin Cobbs is an actor, writer and director originally from Atlanta, GA and now based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a member of “Character’s Welcome” at UCB, and performs improv weekly as a member of Magnet Theater House Team “The Music Industry”. Kevin has appeared in commercials, performed with The Second City on cruise ships and voiced characters for Sesame Street ­­­ most notably Stanley the Southern Pig.

Shacottha Fields is an actor and comedian based in NYC. Recent Credits include “Broad City” on Comedy Central and “Fort Tilden” (SXSW Winner). Shacottha has been in videos that have appeared on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Gawker, Cosmopolitan and Funny or Die. She can be seen live in New York performing her one woman improv show “1 Deep”, and with her sketch comedy group “Stockton”.

Jamie Rivera is a performer, writer, and director residing in New York City. In 2011, he performed aboard the NCL Star with The Second City while cruising up and down the Alaskan coast. Currently, Jamie performs regularly with long runningensemble, “Junior Varsity”, as well as on Friday nights with “The Friday Night Sh*w” at Magnet Theater. After appearing on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert said to him, "You are the unsung hero of this sketch." Perhaps one day, Jamie will become a sung hero.

Jana Schmieding is a writer and performer based in NYC. She performs improv with “The Armando Diaz Experience”, “The Cast” and “Big Fat Liars” at Magnet Theater. Jana has been featured on NBC, Comedy Central, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Daily Mail and Bust.