Improv Asylum is excited to announce the Special Guest Program!
Partnering with some of Boston’s best comedians, favorite reality tv stars, and local celebrities, Improv Asylum is connecting people to have a special guest join them at their virtual event for conversational fun and games.
It’s not a show — it’s better! It’s a 20-minute virtual hang out session. You and your friends look can decide who you like to hang with and your preferred time. Let us handle the rest! We’ll confirm the talent’s availability and send you a zoom link.
Reserve your special guest or Improv Asylum Actor Experience here!
Boston Comedy Legends
As Co-Founder / CEO of Improv Asylum and Laugh Boston, author of the Art of Making Sh!t Up, international speaker and improv trainer, Norm is also one of our favorite special guests and a can’t-miss addition to your party.
Kelly MacFarland is an award-winning comedian, writer, actress, and all-around hilarious fixture on the Boston comedy scene. As a “clairvoyant comic,” Kelly will offer psychic readings of the future for everyone in your group!
Will was named “Boston’s Best Comedian” by The Improper Bostonian magazine, is sometimes known as “The Honda Guy” for his current job as the spokesman in Honda commercials on TV and radio all over New England, and as well as for his fan-favorite role in the Netflix movie The Sleepover.
He is well known for his internet presence. His Twitter account @willnoonan has over 14K followers — including notable followers like Barack Obama, Joe Rogan, Jim Gaffigan, and Andrew Schulz.
His jokes, memes, and standup continue to attract millions of views on sites such as Reddit, Imgur, and The Chive.
Lamont Price is a Boston-based comedian who has appeared in every major festival including: Montreal Just for Laughs, Rooftop Comedy Aspen Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, NY Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival and Rogue Island Comedy Festival just to name a few.
He has been featured in Hulu’s “Triumph The Insult Comic Dog’s Election Special”, “NPR: Bullseye with Jesse Thorn”, “Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy Tour” and has recently has been named to “Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch”.
Corey Rodrigues is a nationally-touring award-winning comedian featured on Conan O’Brien, the creator, and star of the viral sensation, Corey’s Stories, and has well over 30 million views on his Dry Bar Comedy Special. His true talent is moonlighting as a love doctor. Corey specializes in teaching you how to like the one you love again!
Boston comedy legend
Steve Sweeney has been making people laugh for decades. Featured in films and TV shows like “There’s Something About Mary” and “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist,” Sweeney’s ability for live performance remains his true love and it will come across with him joining your party.
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high-pressure job as a caseworker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters’s degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself. Tony’s street-wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit.
In 1986 Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central, and MTV. From 1987 through 1992 Tony V became the “spokesperson” for American Tourister Luggage. Remember the suitcase smashing gorilla? It was Tony that gave the ape its distinct voice and temperament. Touring extensively in and out of his high tech forty-five thousand dollar yak hair gorilla suit, both Tony and his alter ego had many interesting adventures. If you get a chance ask Tony about a meeting between The Gorilla, Spuds MacKenzie, and Ronald McDonald. You won’t believe your mind.
Network television was next on the list for this Boston native. Spending time in New York and L. A. paid off with multiple highly acclaimed appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn, and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy, and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. Having proven himself a solid comic actor Tony then tackled dramatic roles on television working with such notable actors as Eric Roberts, Ice T, and James McDaniels from NYPD Blue.
Tony’s big-screen outings include State and Main, Celtic Pride, Housesitter, One Crazy Summer and Shakes the Clown as well as the independently produced By the Sea and Abracadabra. Tony has also produced and written on several shows for network and production companies.
He is no stranger to benefits and fundraisers performing at functions for The American Cancer Society, Children’s Hospital, The Boston Food Bank, and many other charitable organizations. His corporate shows include Citizens Bank, The North East Lumber Association, Stop & Shop, American Express Corp., and Staples.
Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges all over the free world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler, and countless other friends and nationally known acts. Tony has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys, and Joan Jett.
Tony also really believes that this is enough of a Bio and if you’re not convinced or impressed by now nothing is going to change your mind. So thanks for reading this far and good luck in all your endeavors.
Reality TV and Local Celebs
The man behind the Music at Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium, and the Boston Garden and host of the online radio show “Uncertain Times,” TJ Connolly can talk equal parts Boston Sports lore and cutting edge music
Helen Lin is a veteran of “American Ninja Warrior” and an overall fitness guru specializing in rock climbing and ice swimming with her own personal training business.
Improv Asylum Experiences
Want to argue? We have just the thing for your group — invite the Devil’s Advocate, an acclaimed Improv Asylum actor will join your party to settle bets, stir the pot, and argue any counterpoint in a fun, not-so-serious way.
(25% of proceeds will go to various social causes)
Social Justice Warrior, actor, producer, director, professional nurse, and leader in Social Justice causes in Boston and beyond, Misch will sit with your group and let you all know what you’re doing right and wrong for this time we’re all spending together on the planet.
Life, man… Am I right? If you’re struggling to figure out your next big move, our Non-certified Life Coaches, played by acclaimed Improv Asylum actors, will help you through your life and career goals in a humorous way.
Perfect for a fun date night! Does your relationship need some “help”? Our Non-Certified Relationship Coaches, played by acclaimed Improv Asylum actors, will work through your dilemmas in a gentle, playful, and humorous way.