Founder & President

Marc Kaye

Experience - 20+ years global marketing, communications & training; comedy writing & performance, singer/songwriter

Education - Binghamton University, BS Biology & Psychology, Temple University Fox School of Business, MBA

Humor superpower - "The Re-direct" - finding the uncanny or unusual to think differently and make messages stick

Awards - 3rd place for piano rendition of "Love on the Rocks" in 8th grade talent show

Beach house or cabin in the woods? Beach house (more movie murders occur at cabins)

"Fight" song - Alive & Kicking by Simple Minds

Words of "Wit-sdom" - Take your job seriously but not yourself

Director, Marketing & Brand

Chris Griggs

Experience -

Corporate Brand Leader, Actor, Stand-up comedian,  Improvisation team member and teacher 

Education - Union University, Marketing and Music. Graduated improv programs with Second City, Upright Citizen’s Brigade and The People’s Improv Theater.

Humor superpower - "Corporate Immersion" - How to incorporate improvisational comedy and humor into brand structure and individual employee growth

Awards - Teacher of the year at The Pit, Picked as the sole improviser to represent NY on the Kelsey Grammer TV show “World Cup Comedy”.

Beach house or cabin in the woods? Beach House but near an airport to get away sometimes.

Your "fight" song - “All My Life” by The Foo Fighters

Words of "Wit-sdom” -Character is Fate (so make your own).

Director, Training

Rhonda Hansome

Experience - Writer, actress, comedian, trainer, educator, storyteller

Education - B.A. Brooklyn College (Performing Arts) Minor - Sociology

Humor superpower - "Intelligent jousting" - using original characters to get unexpected laughs

Awards - Backstage Bistro Award (Best Comedian) AUDELCO Award (Board of Directors Pioneer Honor) ABCFulton Foundation Honor in Interdisciplinary Artistic Achievement

Beach house or cabin in the woods? Being shore side inspires and rejuvenates this non-swimming water-sign (Cancer)

"Fight" song - I am ready to throw down after hearing Baby, I’m A Star by Prince

Words of "Wit-sdom" - Friends or strangers bonding in laughter brings more healing than angel’s wings

Chief Storyteller

Mark Riccadonna

Experience - 20+ years as Master Storyteller and Trainer, Director, Actor, Global Stand-up, TV and radio personality 

Education - American Academy  of the Dramatic Arts, Founder of "The Amoralists" Theater Production Company 

Humor superpower - "The Vulnerable Story" - using humor to make any story compelling and connect message and audience

Awards - NY Comedy Festival, The Friars Club

Beach house or cabin in the woods? Cabin - back to my Ohio roots

"Fight" song - Don't stop believin' by Journey

Words of "Wit-sdom" - It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.

 

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