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Saturday, January 26 • 10:30pm - Sunday, January 27 •12:00am
The Gale: A Ferociously Queer Night of Improv

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THE GALE is an entirely improvised comedy show which premiered on the world famous Groundlings stage in 2015 and has been selling out monthly performances ever since. Created by Groundlings main company member Chris Eckert, developed by Holly Mandel, and directed by Groundlings alumni Karen Maruyama, The GALE features some of the best and funniest queer (or LGBTQ) improvisational actors in the United States.

Each show runs roughly 90 minutes and features two acts, the first a long form ‘clap in’ style, the second a long form version of a one act play. Members of The GALE have been featured in film, television, and on Broadway. Guests have included talents such as Academy Award winner Jim Rash, Chelsea Lately’s Fortune Feimster, and Superstore’s Nico Santos. Every month, we get together and celebrate all the joyously queer things about the world.

Every performance highlights and provides a brief history on an icon of the LGBTQ movement. And every performance features 90 minutes of gut busting comedy for our audience, be they queer or straight, or Travis from Houston, who’s somewhere in the middle and still figuring it out so please stop asking. We hope you can come see us. If you can’t, we still love you all the same.
$25, All Ages

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Brianna Baker

Brianna Baker blew in from Chicago, and is thrilled to be caught in the Gale winds at Groundlings. What do you wanna know? She studied and performed at Second City and iO Chicago. She is a 2018 CBS diversity showcase alum. IMDB will let you know what you might have seen her in.  Down... Read More →
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Chris Eckert

Chris Eckert recently performed in the 2017 CBS Diversity Showcase and was head writer for the 2018 showcase. He’s a main company member of The Groundlings Theater. His TV credits include The Comeback, Super Fun Night, Doin’ It Yourself (pilot), and a guest-starring role on Raising... Read More →
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Jacob Russell-Snyder

Jacob Russell-Snyder is a musician and comedian originally from Oakland, California. Jacob studied improv at UCB in NY and LA as well as ImprovBoston. He has created improvised musicals with ImprovBoston, Bay Area Theater Sports (BATS), The Un-scripted Theater Co, the Boston Unscripted... Read More →
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Jason Michael Snow

Jason Michael Snow credits include: Los Angeles:The Bluffs (ABC Pilot), This Is Us (Recurring), One Day At A Time (Guest Star), 2017 CBS Diversity Showcase, NYC/Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Original Bway Cast), The Spongebob Musical!(Patchy the Pirate – Original Cast Recording... Read More →
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Jimmy Fowlie

Jimmy Fowlie has appeared in CBS’s "2 Broke Girls," HBO’s "The Comeback," "Teachers," "The Joe Schmo Show,"" CollegeHumor Originals," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!." Most recently he played Angelo on the Disney show "BizAardvark." His current TV guest star credits include the newest... Read More →
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Michael Churven

Originally from Australia, Michael Churven came to America as part of the Australian wave in the early ‘00s and is thrilled to be a Main Company member at The Groundlings Theatre. His television credits include MODERN FAMILY and Tru TV’s YOU CAN DO BETTER. He has appeared on Australian... Read More →
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Navaris Darson

Navaris Darson is an actor and senior level improv instructor at The Groundlings Theatre & School. He began his improv journey with Easy Baked Oven at Berry College and later he went on to study improv with To Be Named Later at Valdosta State University where he earned his B.F.A... Read More →
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Pete Zias

Pete Zias is an alum of The Groundlings Sunday Company and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. His web series “Friday Night with Crystal” and “I Remember You” can be viewed on his YouTube channel “The Pete Zias Show”.Pete has written for Joan Rivers' "Fashion Police... Read More →
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Peter Kim

Peter is a stand up comic, writer and actor recently featured on ‘NCIS’, NBC's 'Shrink' and the 2018 CBS Diversity Showcase. As a stand up he performs monthly at ‘Suddenly Stand Up’ (UCB Sunset) and ‘Gaybut’, (Acme Noho) and recently headlined the IFC stage at Oddball... Read More →

Saturday January 26, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday January 27, 2019 12:00am
Gateway Theatre 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

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