Improv Asylum
Located in the heart of Boston's North End
216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA
617.263.NUTS
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Who We Are



Jeremy Brothers
Artistic Director, Director of the Training Center

Jeremy is a graduate of UMass Amherst and has been with Improv Asylum since February, 2002. Jeremy totes the fact that he is from Tewksbury, the carnation capital of the world.

Chris Carpenter

 Marketing Director
Chris is a graduate of UMass Amherst and has been back at Improv Asylum since January, 2015.  Chris once appeared on MTV's Total Request Live and waits all year for summertime to float in Maine.  

Bryan Daley

Events Manager, Production Assistant
Bryan is a graduate of Suffolk University and has been with Improv Asylum since April, 2008. Bryan can also be seen as Casey in The Asylum's production of All the Single Ladies at Ned Devine's on Saturday nights.

Chet Harding

Co-Owner, Director of Corporate Training
Main Stage Director, Executive Producer
Chet co-founded Improv Asylum with Norm Laviolette (still a co-owner) and Paul D'Amato in 1997. Chet is an alum of Amherst College and Second City's Conservatory Program. Chet is a big fan of Taco Tuesdays.

Suzy Iarusso
Accountant
Suzy is a graduate of Fairfield University and has been with The Asylum since November, 2012.  Suzy enjoys watching sports and going to games.

Norm Laviolette
Co-Owner, Chair of the B.I.G.'s*
Main Stage Director, Executive Producer

Norm co-founded Improv Asylum with Chet Harding (still a co-owner) and Paul D'Amato in 1997. Norm is an alum of UMass Amherst and is a Second Lieutenant in the Vermont National Guard. Norm enjoys rugby and "wild man workouts" in his free time.

Helen Lin
Director of Sales & Event Planning
Helen is a graduate of Boston University and has been with Improv Asylum since July, 2015.  Helen is a marathon swimmer and a competitive ice swimmer.

Bob Melley

Director of Business Development / Corporate Training Manager
Bob has been with The Asylum since September, 2011.  Bob is responsible for helping map out a path towards IA's inevitable world domination. Bob has previously helped build and lead several successful businesses.

Mike Paternoster
Training Center Admin, Office Manager
Mike is a graduate of Champlain College. In addition to TC Admin and Office Manager, you can also find Mike ushering or playing keyboard for Improv Asylum shows.

Stacey Princi

Director of Operations, Producer
Stacey is a graduate of American University (undergrad) and Lesley University (Masters). She has been a part of Improv Asylum since its inception in 1997. Stacey is a Cape Cod girl at heart.

Pablo Rojas

Operations Manager, Producer
Pablo is a graduate of Boston University and has been with Improv Asylum since June, 2009. Pablo rides his motorcycle 365 days a year.

Jay Walsh
General Manager
Jay attended UMass Lowell and Salem State University and has been with Improv Asylum since July, 2013.  Jay is a die-hard Bruins fan.

Evan Xenakis

Box Office Manager
Evan is a graduate of Emerson College and has been with Improv Asylum since June, 2006. Evan loves opera and everything about it.


* Big Idea Guys

No More Group Hugs with Brad From Accounting

Adult Ed (Without Creepy Ed)