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The Grind

Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
  • Sean Casey

    Sean Casey

  • Bryce Wissel

    Bryce Wissel

  • Mike Betette

    Mike Betette

  • Colin Sweeney

    Colin Sweeney

  • Chris Gorbos

    Chris Gorbos

  • Lloyd Ahlquist

    Lloyd Ahlquist

  • Patrick McIntyre

    Patrick McIntyre

  • Aaron Krebs

    Aaron Krebs

Preview Video

  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Show Type: Improv
  • 18 & over
  • Door Time: 09:45 PM
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Description: The Grind is M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater's flagship long form improv show.  Incredible improv brought to you by the guys who own and run the theater. The cast has been performing together for over a decade.  Come see what many people consider their favorite improv show in Los Angeles.
Featuring improvisers from The League, Justified, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Manswers, MadTV, Epic Rap Battles of History and the host of Speed Channel's The List.

Sean Casey: Sean Casey is a comedian & writer living in Los Angeles. He is the Artistic Director & General Manager of M.I'.s Westside Comedy Theater, along with being one of the owners.  He can be seen every Thurs Night @ 10 PM as part of the immensly popular show, The Grind.  He's written projects for Warner Brothers, JFL, Maker Studios, and Sony.  His performances include over 400 touring dates with 2011 & 2013 College Entertainer Of The Year: Mission IMPROVable, along with various shows at The Comedy Central Stage, IO West and UCB Theaters. In 2013, he founded the Westcast Network podcasting network.  Most recently, he can be seen in Comedy Central's new show, Brody Stevens: Believe It!  He trained in Chicago and attended The College Of William & Mary.  Twitter: @SBCasey   

Bryce Wissel: Bryce Wissel is an actor, writer, and comedian living in Los Angeles. He has performed improv and stand-up comedy in over 45 states, including with the very popular Baby Wants Candy, an improvised musical. Bryce is the Director of Education for M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater. He can be seen weekly in the flagship shows The Grind and Mission IMPROVable. He also coaches the Cobranauts.

Mike Betette: Mike Betette is a writer/improviser/actor living in Los Angeles by way of Chicago. He has performed improv across the country with Mission IMPROVable, on a cruise ship around the world with The Second City and in LA at iOwest and Mi's Westside Comedy Theater. Mike has written for Epic Rap Battles of History, Manswers and CurrentTV's "Supernews!." He's been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Playboy TV's The Stash and in various independent films. He also co-produced two improv game show pilots for CBS starring Craig Ferguson. 

Colin Sweeney: Texan Colin J. Sweeney came from Chicago where he toured the country for nearly 4 years with the critically acclaimed, Mission IMPROVable. He's rocked hundreds of theaters, colleges, corporations and festivals everywhere. While in Chicago he coached and performed improv and sketch at The Playground Theater, IO Chicago, Second City's Skybox and Lollapalooza and now in LA, has performed at UCB, IOwest, The Improv and M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater. He trained at The IO Chicago Training Center, The Second City Conservatory, and The UCB Theater LA  

Lloyd Ahlquist:  Lloyd is an actor and an improviser who has been performing professioanlly for the past 12 years. After leaving UMASS Amherst, he moved to Chicago where he studied improv at Improv Olympic and Second City. He is a founding member of Mission IMPROVable and toured the country with M.i. for years performing at every major improv theater and festival in the U.S. Lloyd is now the Artisitc Director of the WCT as well as one of the owners of the theater. In addition to improv Lloyd enjoys surfing and rap music. Holla.

Patrick McIntyre: Patrick has been a member of Mission Improvable for the past 6 years. During that time he has performed upwards of 200 shows a year around the country at colleges, festivals, and corporate events. He is a graduate of Improv Olympic in Chicago, Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, and Bovine Metropolis in Denver. He can be seen performing in two house shows at the WCT, the Grind on Thursdays and Mission Improvable on Friday

Aaron Krebs: Aaron Krebs is a founding member of Mission IMPROVable and an owner of the Westside Comedy Theater. He comes with 20 years of short form game experience. Eleven of those years have been with the M.i. National Tour Company. He currently produces and manages the Mi National Touring companies out of LA and Chicago. Aaron has experience with Comedy Sportz Chicago, Second City, iO West & Chicago, among others. He has TV comedy credits with Family Guy, Modern Family, World Cup Comedy, Daman Wayan's Underground, & Glenn Martin DDS. He currently teaches and performs with both Westside Comedy Theater and iO West and can be found in the Mission IMPROVable Friday and Saturday night shows. Check out: www.aarontkrebs.com