The Boys and Birds

the-birds-and-boyThe Boys are what’s left of Chicago Improv supergroup, Children of a Lesser God and The Playboys. Rachael Mason and Susan Messing are The Boys. They take the audience to dark places and MAKE IT WORSE.

Plus special guests:

Katy Schutte

Cariad Lloyd

Maria Peters

Luisa Omielan

About Rachael Mason

Rachael began her career in improvisation at Skidmore College, home of the National College Comedy Festival, with the Ad-Liberal Artists. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, concentrating on Shakespearean Studies, she moved to Chicago to study improv comedy with Del Close. She is now the head of Advanced Improvisation for The Second City where she created the Scenic Improv and Dramatic Improv programs as well as The History of Satire Series for The Second City Training Center.  She has performed musical improv with Baby Wants Candy at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, directed and performed at The Annoyance, played with The Hot Karl at ComedySportz, and had almost every job at iO (where she was Training Center Director for 8 years), done The Spoletto Festival with The Second City National Touring Company, and is currently in the cast of The Second City Improv All-Stars at The Up Comedy Club as well as with Second City’s first resident improv show, The Boys, every Friday night at 9pm. She is a mom, jerk, and nerd.

About Susan Messing

Susan is a NJ native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School, has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty-five years.  She is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre.  Susan created and teaches her curriculum at iO Chicago, iO West in Hollywood,  The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the country. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University and will be teaching for The School at Steppenwolf summer 2012, and The University of Chicago Fall 2012.  Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Late Fridays, and her most impressive bit movie role was as a bad stripper in a halo brace in Let’s Go to Prison! You can see her fuck around every Thursday night in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, now in its 6th year at The Annoyance Theatre.

Book tickets below for the upcoming The Boys and Birds

 18th July

This show will be at The Miller,96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London SE1 3SS, 8-10pm, £8