He founded and directed the popular, Los Angeles-based improvcomedy troupe, The Misfit Toys. The group was featured in Stuff Magazine and on MTV. After a chance meeting with a TechTV producer at a wedding, Alex landed the co-hosting role on TechTV’s The Screen Savers. It was at TechTV that he met Kevin Rose, and one of the most successful Internet television partnerships was born. In 2004, Kevin and Alex decided to create a weekly podcast called Diggnation. The show went on to become one of the most popular running web series of all time. Alex also starred in Ctrl+Alt+Chicken, a weekly cooking show co-hosted with Heather Stewart. Though production only lasted two seasons, CAC has become a cult classic and CAC shirts can be seen at all most every geek gathering. In addition to creating Diggnation and Ctrl+Alt+Chicken, Alex teamed up with his two buds Dan and Jeff to create the raddest show on the net, The Totally Rad Show. TRS is an eccentric mix of movie quotes and in depth and entertaining reviews and talk about some of the raddest, Movies, Video Games, Television Shows and Comics.
both produces and plays in Hammer Improv and serves as artistic director creator of 30 Minute Musicals.
was born in Huntsville, Alabama and grew up all over the South, as part of a military family. She was home-schooled her whole life and started participating in theatrical productions when she was very young as an actor and a dancer.
She attended college at the age of 16, and subsequently graduated as Valedictorian of her class, completing degrees in Mathematics and Violin Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, her dream.
is an alumni of Acme comedy theater and a graduate of the Groundlings and Second City. Jeff Lewis has written and acted in HBO’s Sketch Pad 2 and has written such shows as Nickelodeon’s Catscratch and Dreamworks Animation’s Toonsylvania.
He has also entered the screenplay world with the wrapping of his script “For Christ’s Sake,” released in early 2008. He played a part on “My Name is Earl” and most recently completed season one of “The Jeff Lewis 5-minute Comedy Hour.” I believe he also recently adopted a dog. Congratulations Jeff!
acts in fun stuff like The Guild only when he doesn’t have to audition, (thanks Felicia!) He’s primarily a writer/director. His latest creation is the Comedy Central produced webseries, The Legend of Neil, which is about a guy who gets sucked into Zelda.
Sandeep also founded and runs EffinFunny, a stand up and sketch comedy community. He’s currently in talks with everybody about producing everything. He’s repped at William Morris. They’re busy so don’t call. Unless it’s about Sandeep, then do call.
is a dynamic and diverse actress/comedian from Jonesboro, Arkansas. She has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, done voice over appearances in cartoons, acted in a number of independant films, and a few national commercials including Comcast, the American Idol video game and Starbucks.
Tara is also part of a few popular Los Angeles based Improv groups (Big Bennessy, Hammer Don’t Hurt’Em). She has studied with Lesly Kahn, the Groundlings, IO West and Upright Citizens Brigade.
also performed at The Chicago Sketchfest, which is the best two weeks of sketch comedy in the Windy City. Since the move out west he has performed Improv at The Empty Stage Theatre and has now been with Hammer Improv for over a year. He loves playing with Hammer and is thankful for all the insanely awesome Hammer fans. He’s a Sagittarius, enjoys burritos, cold beer and sandwiches.