June 6 & 7: The Tall Boys Improv

 See the Tall Boys at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center stage at PrideFest Milwaukee June 6 and 7.


Tall Boys: they’re tall, they’re handsome, but most important, they’re funny!

From a single audience suggestion, the Tall Boys create a rich, comedic improvised one-act play that might include games, a capella songs, or character monologues. You never know WHAT you’re going to see at a Tall Boys Improv show!

The Tall Boys perform two shows:

  • Saturday 9PM
  • Sunday 7:30PM

The cast includes:
James Boland 
James is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in English critical theory and theater. He has been active in the Milwaukee theater and comedy community as an actor, director and improviser. He has performed nationally as an improviser and is a founding member of Tall Boys Improv. James also created No Dice: Improvised DnD, and is a part of many other comedy groups in the city of Milwaukee.

Erik Koconis 
Erik began performing stand up comedy in 2001 at Milwaukee’s Safe House before seeking his fortunes in Minneapolis, honing his fast-paced, eccentric comedy style. After traveling the country, Erik returned to Milwaukee as a comic / mad scientist / ComedySportz player and proud member of the Tall Boys. He is also writer/producer for The Goodnight Milwaukee show, co-writer for Paranoid American comic books and the host of the Comedy Conclave podcasts.

Robby McGhee 
Robby McGhee has made appearances on a variety of Milwaukee-area stages, including Greendale Community Theatre, The Alchemist Theatre, and TIM: The Improvised Musical at ComedySportz. He has directed McDonagh’s “A Behanding in Spokane” under The World’s Stage Theatre and “The Last Five Years” under his own company, All In Productions. For more information, check out Robby’s Website.

Lee Rowley 
Lee has been performing improv, sketch, and stand-up in the Milwaukee area for the past seven years. He’s a regular player at ComedySportz Milwaukee and the improvised murder mystery Dinner Detective, as well as a writer and performer in Sketch Marks and the Goodnight Milwaukee Show. He is also one third of the improv group Busy Bar. Lee has trained at ComedySportz and the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago.

Jared Stepp 
A graduate from ComedySportz Milwaukee and a member of the ColdTowne Theater Conservatory, Jared serves as coach to Tall Boys Improv. While living in Austin, Texas, he performed in over 300 long-form improv and sketch shows at ColdTowne Theatre, The Hideout Theatre, The Institution Theater, and The Salvage Vanguard Theater. Since relocating to Milwaukee, Jared has directed the original puppet musical “The Burden of Being” at the Alchemist Theater as well as “Evil Dead: The Musical,” and “Spread The Nudes” at the Underground Collaborative.

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