Zachary Barker enjoys spending time at the Asylum performing, teching, and doing bits with Rob. Zachary has been a lover of all things theater since the 6th grade when he got his first taste of the stage playing the role of Nahum the Beggar in Fiddler on the Roof. He was phenomenal.
Zachary is very grateful to be a part of this community of amazing performers, directors, employees and tech boii's.
Rosena hails from the City of Champions...Brockton, M.A. She is beyond excited to be part of the NXT cast and have the opportunity to work with such amazing people. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Communication Management from Simmons College and is a graduate of the Improv Asylum’s Training Center.
You can also see her performing on IA’s House Teams and around the city with indie improv troupes Bodega and Doctor’s Don’t Die. In her "rare" free time she enjoys spending time with her family, catching up on her favorite TV shows, and watching movies (I KNOW SO ORIGINAL). She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their support and putting up with her improv obsession.
Live, Laugh, Love.
Billy thanks his huge family, who are all funnier than he is, his friends, his castmates, and every single person he’s met at Improv Asylum. Again, all of these people are funnier than him. Born and raised in Quincy, MA, Billy is a graduate of Improv Asylum’s Training Center and some college.
You can also see him perform with the indie teams Eagle, Come! and Beardo. Big shout out to Maggy’s Lounge, What Else Ya Gonna Do Wednesday!?, and every theater, bar, café, space, and back alley that let him perform.
Get to know him @son_of_fuzzy on social media. But enough about him. Thank YOU for coming tonight, you look fantastic. Ok, let’s have some fun!
Erin is excited to be a part of her first NXT cast. Erin got her start doing improv at a summer camp when she was ten years old and from there she was on teams throughout high school and college. She enjoys a buttery croissant, hikes, and documentaries about cults. Grateful to be able to play pretend into adulthood, Erin is ecstatic to share the stage with her friends. Erin would like to thank her family and friends for providing emotional, physical, and financial support as she follows her dreams. She is humbled to be able to work with such a talented community of actors and directors and hopes that she can continue to fool them into keeping her around.
Hello, I’m Matt Griffin. It is a privilege to perform for you tonight. In addition to NXT I can be seen performing with IA House Teams and Just Suspects. I am a graduate of the Improv Asylum training center and have studied improv at UCB LA. I would like to thank my fellow cast mates and Ryan Bernier for making this show happen. I'd also like to thank Noel Gallagher. Love you Mom.
Anne found out she liked improv at Fairfield University, and now performs with the NXT. Sometimes she teaches improv workshops in schools and prisons! She graduated from Improv Asylum's Training Center and received her Masters in Divinity and Masters in Education from BC. She is now overly-qualified to tell children fancy stories about where pets and grandparents go when they die- and she can do it on the spot! She would like to thank her cast for sending her hilarious gifs in the group texts and for editing her scenes when they super need to be edited.
Joey would like to thank his babe of a wife, Siobhan, for putting up with his Lego addiction, feeding him, and her constant support of his comedy pipe dreams. A big thank you to his friends and family for coming to shows. Special thanks to Bill Connolly, Marty Johnson, Kiley Fitzgerald, Ryan McFarland, Teddy Myers, Jeremy Brothers, Tony Passafiume, and Ryan Bernier for putting Joey on stage with people far funnier than him. Joey is one sixteenth Mexican… Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Teddy is in his rookie year on the NXT cast and has been nominated for Most Valuable Performer by his parents, as well as Dan, the guy in the tech booth. Teddy is a graduate of the IA sketch and improv training center which he recommends to literally everyone. While he values his role on NXT, Teddy hopes to one day achieve his childhood dream of hosting the Price is Right. Or becoming a tornado chaser. Or playing for the Yankees. He would like to thank Jeremy, his comedy family, his actual family, and wants to say hi to his nieces Ryan and Ember, who both have about 4 years before they'll be able to read this.
Kristina is beyond excited to be returning to the NXT cast. A graduate of the IA training program and a veteran of improv and theatre, Kristina has been seen on Improv Asylum’s House Teams and at various casts at ImprovBoston. She also performs in Western, MA with the Majestic Theater (the Majesters), and teaches, coaches, and directs groups throughout Boston. Kristina has performed in festivals literally across America – from Alaska to South Florida and tons of basements in between. She would like to thank her castmates past and present, her directors and most of all her friends, family and Brian for their deep wells of support and patience. She’d like to dedicate this run to her father, for teaching her that the most important thing to never forget is her sense of humor.
Francesca began her improv comedy career at Hamilton College with her practically-named team Yodapez. Now a Somerville resident, Francesca will get on stage wherever you'll let her. Along with NXT, she's a cast member on the alt-trivia sketch comedy masterpiece Old School Game Show and performs with a group of talented women in Dangerfield. She is both family-friendly and appropriate for all ages except when she's not.
Follow her on Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat/MySpace @IAmAFrancesca. You won't be disappointed.