Andy Trask is a graduate of both Second City and Improv Olympic West and has been improvising for ten years. Inspired by random conversations overheard in his travels, Andy co-created The Middle Seat to explore the wonderful minds of strangers on a plane.
Firing off monologues ranging from full body shaving to “making yellow”, Andy’s characters push the social envelope, violate personal space, and generally make Kevin’s character squirm in his jeans. Join Andy as he takes you on trip you won’t soon forget, even if you try really, really hard.
Kevin McShane was born. A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Kevin attended Oberlin College in rural central Ohio. While at Oberlin, Kevin co-founded and directed the long-form improv troupe “The Sunshine Scouts” while earning a degree in Computer Related Art Production (or C.R.A.P.). After Oberlin, Kevin attended the Graduate Film School at Florida State University, where his work in front and behind the camera earned him three Student Emmys, a Student Academy Award Nomination, and the chance to meet Burt Reynolds.
Now a resident of Los Angeles, Kevin makes a living as a cartoonist, designer, actor, voice-over artist, writer, photographer, and a dozen other things that won’t impress you either.
Zabeth Russell is a recent LA transplant by way of Boston, where she performed improv and sketch with the Mainstage cast of ImprovBoston. While at ImprovBoston, she also served as Director of Outreach and performed with the casts of Sitcom, Election!, Micetro, TheatreSports, Red Herrings, Blue Screen, Commedia dell’High School, Quest, Convoy, Dropkick Bandito, and Ay Diego, among others. She was a founding member and later director of Boston’s first all-female improv troupe, Boston Creem.
Film and TV credits include the PBS film Breaking the Mold, the FOX-TV pilot Page Six (which she also co-wrote) and the Clint Eastwood-directed Mystic River.
Zabeth performs at IO West with Middle Seat, Trophy Wife, the Apple Bottom Gang, IO Repertory, and the Friday Forty.