APOCALYPSE MEOW is Georgia Warner, Joe Pardavila, Kenny Santucci, Matthew Jaen, Martin Sarna
Georgia was bit by the UCB bug in January, 2013. Since then, she’s studied improv with Anthony Atamanuik, Will McLaughlin, Greg Tuculescu, Kate Riley, Brandon Gardner, and Chelsea Clarke, and studied sketch with Brandon Bassham and Frank Garcia Hejl. Her indy teams – “Carol’s Poolhouse,” “Conscious Uncoupling,” “Sharks with Legs,” and, currently, “Apocalypse Meow” – have been coached by Brennan Mulligan, Matt Newell, Christian Capozzoli, and Paul Welsh. As an actress, Georgia has worked in commercials, films, and theatre alongside actors such as Alec Baldwin, Martha Plimpton, Peter Boyle, David Eigenberg, Elisabeth Moss, Mercedes Ruehl, Harris Yulin, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce, and many more. But, like, NBD.
Joe Pardavila is the pop culture expert heard daily on 95.5 PLJ Radio in New York City. He’s also been seen on “Dish Nation”, “The Wendy Williams Show”, and “Showbiz Tonight” on HLN. He began studying Sketch & Improv Comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Theatre in 2014. He has studied with Anthony Atamanuik, Patrick Clair, Brian Faas, Erik Tanouye, Ben Wietmarschen, and Frank Garcia Hejl. His indy team, “Apocalypse Meow“, has been coached by Brennan Mulligan and Christian Capozzoli.
He’s the ultimate multi-threat: host, actor, motivator, crossFit coach, and reality star. Next up…long form improvisational comedy.
Matthew has loved improv from afar for years. Upon reflection, he also sort of did improv without knowing he was doing it. In both Junior High and High School, he had a weird way to strike up conversations. He would make up hypothetical scenarios and played them out with people. This of course drove his friends crazy to no end. All his favorite comedians were improvisers or had improv backgrounds. He kept telling people he wanted to take improv classes and would eventually. Life rolled around and Matthew got distracted. Then in 2013, he finally bit the bullet and signed up to a free improv class at The Magnet Theater. When the class was done he was hooked. He thought “Why didn’t I do this sooner!” Since then he has taken improv, musical improv, and sketch classes at The Magnet, UCB, and Annoyance Theaters. They were taught by awesome teachers like Rick Andrews, Louis Kornfeld, Peter McNerney, Terry Withers, Jordan Klepper, Don Fanelli, Christian Capozzoli, Armando Diaz, Beth Newell, Michael Lutton, Ryan Dunkin, Gavin Speiller and Mark Grenier.
Martin is a classically trained actor who fell in love with improv. He’s trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade and trained with some of the best and brightest.