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, BBI Founder
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.

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.

Jen Mazzon
For Jen, doing improv is the best possible form of therapy. Admit it, don't you get tired of thinking, deliberating, planning, analyzing, doubting, considering and reflecting? Carpe diem! With improv, you live in the moment, for the moment, and you can do no wrong as long as you follow the golden rule of "YES AND" – hooray!

Rose George
Rose is a senior at Half Moon Bay High School, and participates in the Spring Musical every year. She enjoys improv, playing soccer, and most of all likes being different, unique, and a little bit evil. We love her precocious improv genius and are very happy to have Rose in the troupe – MUHAHAHAHAH! (evil laugh)

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.

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. 

Tomas Santos
Tomas is a senior at Half Moon Bay high school who's into film making and coding and business (yes, that is a strange combination). By joining BBI he hopes to refine skills in areas like public speaking, thinking on the spot, and being laughed at – all of which are essential aspects of being a successful individual.