Blue Blanket Improv is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to give back to the community through our high school scholarship program and by donating free tickets, special event performances and improv workshops to other non-profits in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you want to inject some improv into your event, please contact us. 

Marc Samuels
Marc has studied & performed improv from grade school through college and beyond! His studies culminated in performance gigs with The L.A. Connection (in soCal) and Second City (in Santa Monica). After dabbling in TV production, film (with Mr. Bill), training monkeys in the Middle East, traveling about aimlessly and becoming lost in the swirling stew we call "life," he eventually settled down in the happy-go-lucky field of medicine as an Occupational Therapist. Marc ran free improv workshops in San Francisco before founding Blue Blanket Improv in 2001. When not working or performing, Marc enjoys kayaking, horse back riding, biking along the coastal trail and being a father.

Steve Ketchpel
Ushering in the Improv 2.0 era, Steve Ketchpl has joined Flickr, Gabbr, and Zooomr in the Great Ultimate Vowel Drop. Stvvv first made his mark on the improv movement in college, receiving many imaginary standing ovations. Fortunately for us, he now finds himself a member of Blue Blanket Improv. 

Brian Ogata
Brian is sweet as honey but you'd never know it from the dastardly characters he conjures up on stage! When he's not improvising before a live audience, Brian enjoys helping people overcome their fears of public speaking, teaching debate to high school students, and producing films.

Steve Fogel Steve didn't know that when he got bored with telling his kids the same old stories and started making them up that he was starting to do improv. Initially exposed to real improv during a company training session, Steve supplements his weekly improv addiction with guitar playing, acting, and helping web sites run smoothly.

David George
David the engineer spends his days convincing management that he is knowledgeable about trendy tech buzzwords. Designing AI quantum blockchains for 4D virtual reality is obviously a gateway to improv comedy. David also enjoys running, kayaking, and almost any activity that does not require sitting in a cubicle.

Smriti Mehta
entertaining bio coming soon!

Kevin Berk
Kevin consumes lotsa stories - bedtime, bingeable TV & bad blockbusters. He loves game nights so much he created an app called PepDash. Kevin believes that Improv can solve the world's problems! Or... at least help parents, co-workers and third world dictators be more flexible listeners. BTW, Kevin is very loud :-)

Tara Humphrey
photo + entertaining bio coming soon!

Calvin George
Calvin bears a striking resemblance to his father, George. Calvin misses his older sister Rose, who recently graduated from HMB high school and now attends college over the hill. Calvin is best known within the BBI troupe for his critically acclaimed role as Bachelor #2 in The Blind Date.

Kenny Welsh
entertaining bio coming soon!

Tim Chingos
entertaining bio coming soon!

Hannah Tarling
Hannah comes to BBI, excited to embrace American style humor, after spending years traveling the world. Her improv experience includes 3 years in middle school, where she was awarded a generic yet prestigious “Drama Award.” When she’s not laughing at her own jokes, Hannah enjoys learning and volunteering.

True Barns
Blue Blanket Improv's own 2018 College Scholarship winner and group intern! He is VERY funny and talented... don't miss him on stage before he goes off to college and changes the world... for the better we hope.