Every show features top EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH vets (featured below) and special guests from stage and screen.
Executive Producer, Member since 2002, Laurice has worked in casting, directing, and writing with professional companies based out of NYC, MD and DC. Laurice has written and performed in dozens of sketch comedy digital shorts for LMAONYC. Other credits include the Indie short mockumentary: P.O.O.P: The Movie, Writer/Director of The Top 8 at Eight (original web series), Fox & Friends. Musicals/Operas: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Riverside Opera NYC), 27 Santa’s & and Elf Called Kevin, The Phantom Tollbooth – By Sheldon Harnick, The Lounge @ Under St. Marks. In addition to developing the concept for “Eight is NEVER Enough!”, she is thrilled to be the co-founder of “IMPROV 4 Kids!” and Bully Assemblies NY – both are outreach programs that currently tour K-12 schools.
Artistic Director, Member since 2002, International TV credits include Billions (CBS), Friends of the People (TruTV), Blue Bloods (CBS) Royal Pains (USA), Lilyhammer (NETFLIX),Naked Brothers Band (NICK), Fat Pants (Dr. Oz Promo), Late Night with David Letterman (9 eps), Hair Trauma (2 eps, WE). Walter is a New Yorker since 1997, but grew up in Maryland, getting his theatrical start in Washington DC area. Walter has also performed internationally in theater (mostly musicals), music and even Opera.
Member since 2009, Amelia is a native of Brooklyn, New York and proud to have performed in works like “POSE”, GLAAD award winning play “She Like Girls” and her one woman show “Flozetta” performed at HERE as part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival. Amelia has also been seen in commercial spots for Cablevision, the History Channel, IFC, as well as comedy venues throughout the Northeast with her fellow cast mates of the improv troupes “Comedy Sportz-New York,” and “Eight is Never Enough.” She is also totally psyched about projects she is anxiously awaiting to be released like, “Are You Happy Now” and “The Many Saints of Newark”.
Member since 2009, TV/Film: 30 Rock, Law and Order, Gossip Girls, Fringe, Cupid, When in Rome.
This New York native is a graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance as well as Voice and Speech. Off Broadway: LMAO, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever. Off-Off Broadway: Lost Boys or an Awfully Big Adventure, JAR’D, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, Hollywood-Hollywood!, Booth! The Musical, Dickens Condensed. Regional Theatre: Shrek The Musical, Jekyll and Hyde, Seussical The Musical, A Wonderful Life, Grand Hotel, Into The Woods, James And The Giant Peach, The Wizard Of Oz, Harry Connick Jr’s The Happy Elf, Sleeping Beauty, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Touring Theatre: Improv4Kids, Charlotte’s Web, 1776, A Christmas Carol. Thank you to all for the love and support!
Member since 2010, Patrick is an actor, comedian, musician, and improviser in NYC. He can currently be seen as a host and improv comedian
at the Broadway Comedy Club for the Eight Is Never Enough and LMAO-NYC Interactive Comedy Shows as well as touring with their family friendly cousin, Improv 4 Kids. He is also an established improv teacher, having taught for the Comedy Hall Of Fame and independent residences throughout the five boroughs. As a sketch writer and performer his
work has been featured on Funny Or Die, College Humor, and the Absent Minded Comedy Show. He is a graduate of Salem State University and has studied improv, sketch-writing, stand-up, and screen writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples Improv Theatre, and The Annoyance Theater. Yes, and he would love to help you with your next
Member since 2011, Nathan has been seen in many productions, including recent tours of Phantom, Brigadoon, and Richard Sherman and Milt Larson’s new musical Pazzazz! Other regional credits include Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Big River, and Joseph… He is also on the soundtrack for the feature film Rock Slyde and has performed in venues worldwide, from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to festivals in the Czech Republic and Hungary. In addition to producing, Nathan has vast experience in corporate management and sales.
Thomas Burns Scully
Member since 2012, TV: BroadCity (Comedy Central), Vinyl (HBO), Neil Patrick Harris Birthday Celebration
Original from North Wales, via a childhood in Oman, Thomas works internationally in TV, theater and music. He is a Max Fischer Award winning graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has been performing with Eight is Never Enough since 2013. Notable projects as an actor include: appearing in the award-winning short film “The Boy Under the Piano” and the New York Times critically-acclaimed “A Girl Without Wings” (For which he also composed the score). He has been playing the guitar and the banjo since age ten, and his work as a musician is available online. As a writer, his work has been produced on three continents. He also workshops new plays with his theatre group ‘Ruffian Productions’ and writes reviews and editorials for OnStageBlog.com
MC, Teacher, Dance Instructor, Member since 2015
TV: Start-Up (SONY Crackle), Wrecked (TBS),
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ivana has been acting since she was negative 12 months old Credits: Off-Broadway- Everything No One Should Know, Press Play. Puerto Rico: High School Musical, Diary of Anne Frank, El Condominio, and other spanish titled plays. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Pace University BFA. She would like to thank her family, friends, and El Pollo Mendez.
Ilan is an actor and improviser of Argentine descent based in New York City, with a BA in English from Cornell University and an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School. He has performed improv and musical improv comedy on stages across New York and New Jersey, including his weekly show at the Magnet Theater and at theater festivals at the American Theater for Actors and the 13th Street Repertory Theater.
Ilan moved to NYC five years ago, where he fell in love with the improv scene, training at UCB, the Magnet, with North Coast, and with hip hop improv legends Freestyle Love Supreme. When the pandemic hit, Ilan decided to put his training and undergrad Shakespeare concentration to use, and founded the Digital Shakespeare Company, where he produced, designed, and directed online productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth. When the city opened up again, he pivoted his company from digital to Shakespeare After Dark, and produced, directed, and performed in Much Ado About Nothin’ at the Improv Asylum, NYC.
Ilan is drawn equally to classical theater and comedy. Some of his favorite roles were Uncle Vanya in Uncle Vanya (ASDS), Lady Macbeth in an all drag production of Macbeth (Cornell Shakespeare Troupe), and Chuck in a virtual production of She Kills Monsters (Bluebird Theater Company).
Member since 2018, would like to believe you are laughing WITH him, not AT him. Ryan is an actors, singer, dancer, writer, noodle hailing from upstate NY. He is also a recent graduate of NYU Tisch (Experimental Theatre Wing/New Studio on Broadway). Besides working his first ever improv job with Eight is Never Enough, Ryan loves bringing new works to life (so you won’t know any of his recent credits until they hit that good good Broadway transfer). Right before the quarantine life started, Ryan was cast in a new Off Broadway run of Naked Boys Singing. Critics have called him a “vocal powerhouse,” a “laugh riot,” and a “person.” Armed with a fast paced walk, and his home-made cold brew, he’s ready to take the world by storm!
Andrea Hernandez Mieres
Member since 2019, is a Mexican & Spanish singer, actress and dancer. Originally from Mexico City where she debuted professionally on the Musical Theater scene in the Mexican Broadway versions of The Fiddler on the Roof and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Recent AMDA NY graduate, Andrea is venturing on the New York City scene.
Nicholas Nieves is a storyteller that blends his unique style of writing with comedic acting to entertain the masses. You can see Nicholas bring humor every week at The Magnet Theater (Musical Megawatt) and The Broadway Comedy Club (8Improv).
Originally from Western New York, Nicholas studied Theatre Arts at SUNY Fredonia before making his way to New York City to pursue his career and bring his style of expression to the industry. He worked hard to cultivate his skills while attending classes at the Magnet Theatre under the tutelage of Michael Lutton, Annie Moor, and Frank Spitznagel.
Nicholas has experience in video production/editing. He spends his days writing, honing his craft, and making lasting connections in the industry to bring original stories and fresh content to life. He is an experienced Dungeon Master, using the world of dungeons and dragons to expand his creativity, and is currently using those skills helping to create the new DnD podcast, Bad Guys & B-Sides. He also is one half of the comedy duo that brings the podcast Now Try This every week. When not performing you can ask Nicholas about the chess lessons he is teaching all over the city, or how he hosts events at Unarthodox. He credits the film Fiddler on the Roof for igniting his passion for acting.
Member since 2014. This hilarious Long Island rocker is a Long Island University alumnus, has been performing on and off with New York Improv Theater (LMAO OFF BROADWAY, EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH, IMPROV 4 KIDS) for nearly ten years and currently teaches and performs music for children all over Long Island.
Elise is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and is an Actor, Improviser, & Teacher based in Astoria, Queens.Soon, Elise will be displaying her character skills in the musical play “True Confessions of a Straight Man” at the Lorrie Beechman Theatre this upcoming June, 9th, 24th, and 30th. Her more recent Off-Broadway musical credits include starring as Louise DuSaunt in Beauty & the Beast at The Players Theatre, Old Woman/Sister 1 in Dracula: Lord of the Dark at the Vino Theatre, & she also starred in the devised work “Unchilding” at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Elise is a Professional Improviser and is a resident Actor/Company member of Theatre Nerds Murder Mysteries (theatrenerds.com) and Accomplice NYC (accomplicetheshow.com). She can be seen making up musicals on the spot at The Magnet Theatre and performs Musical Improv, Hip Hop Improv, & Long-Form, Improv with multiple Comedy Groups around the city.Check her website eliseramaekers.com for more updates. IG: elise_ramaekers.
Grant Ray recently graduated from Louisiana state university in Baton Rouge, with a bachelors in theater performance and member of The LSU improv troop for 3 years. During the pandemic Grant could be found on zoom performing with California comedy trouble LAC, as well as various plays and viral fringe festival works. Grant made his debut with New York Improv Theater this Spring and is already working on improv comedy shows at k12 schools and murder mystery gigs on the road.
Samantha Lara Levine
Associate Producer Long Island Improv Comedy
Samantha Lara Levine can most recently be seen in her performances at the Argyle Theater of The Wizard of Oz and Harry Conick Jr.’s The Happy Elf. In addition to being a featured Rising Star in Broadway’s Sessions at the Laurie Beechman Theater, her past roles include: Ninya in Ellis Island (AFT National Tour), Rita Rigatoni, Housewives of Secaucus (Feinstein’s 54 Below), Alien/ Pal 9000; Awesome Ally (Plaza Theatricals) to name a few. Samantha found improv back in 2014 after a much-needed break from tour and has never left since! UCB and long-form raised and trained, she’s incredibly thankful to all her teachers, teammates, and castmates who’ve made her into the performer she is today. Samantha graduated from University of Rochester with a degree in Vocal Performance. Along with dabbling in cabaret, as well as her own works, she additionally enjoys making all sorts of murder messes on the side, for various companies (but like, acting.)
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