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Brittany Taylor

Improv Instructor, Adults and Young Performers

Brittany has been performing at DCC since 2022, where she was DELIGHTED to find such an amazing comedic community. Her biggest claim to fame is her reality TV role on Encore on Disney+. Her favorite menu items are Diet Coke & Rum and the Sweet Chili Wings. After the show, buy her anything off the menu, and she will shamelessly and enthusiastically accept… Thanks in advance.
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Chris Hansen

Director of Improv Club Teams, Improv Instructor

Chris has been an avid member of the Dallas comedy community since 2017. He has been on multiple house teams and takes great pleasure in coaching and teaching others the craft of comedy. When not performing, you might find Chris singing karaoke at a local dive bar, playing a fun board game that you’ve never heard of, or drinking a Diet Coke at the bar.

Dane Robertson

Improv Instructor

After a mildly successful high school speech and debate career and bombing out of the Tampa open mic scene, Dane’s comedy redemption arc began with improv in 2016. Since then, he’s graced the stage with construction-themed slam poetry, Ace Ventura impressions, and a 17th place finish in a national pun contest. A regular host of Primetime Improv, Dane uses his warm and calming presence to charm people into sharing their deepest secrets in a room full of strangers. Otherwise, you can find him producing the improvised slideshow show People Presenting Things or drinking water on the patio couch.

Daniel Sybert

Sketch Instructor, Coach

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Emily Grefer

Stand-Up Instructor

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Ian Caruth

Improv Instructor, Founder

Ian Caruth was born and raised in Dallas. He began performing onstage with the nation’s longest continually-operating college sketch group, the University of Arizona’s Comedy Corner. Ian went on to learn longform improv in New York City at the Magnet and UCB Theaters, performing with The Future, Moxie, Dunk, and many other groups. He has performed and taught at workshops, festivals, universities, schools, and theaters in the US and internationally, and once played a piece of ham in a vending machine. He is way stoked to continue the tradition of theatermaking in Dallas with the Dallas Comedy Club (DCC).

Jack Ritchey

Improv Instructor

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Lauren Oxford

Improv Instructor, Adults and Young Performers

Lauren is a Dallas native whose improv journey began in the year [redacted] as a high school senior. She is a graduate of the Dallas Comedy House and Stomping Ground Comedy long-form improv programs and has a degree in Theatre from the University of Puget Sound. When she’s not teaching or performing improv, Lauren trains clients with Beefcake City, an inclusive virtual fitness space.
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Madeline Crank

Improv Instructor, Adults and Young Performers

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Magen King

Lead Stand-Up Instructor

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Richie Lunsford

Improv Instructor, Adults and Young Performers

Richie Lunsford is a Fort Worth based comedian, Improvisor, and an instructor at Dallas Comedy Club. He is a graduate of the Four Day Weekend Training Center, and Stomping Grounds Conservatory programs and opened the Four Day Weekend Dallas theater as the Theater Director and Main Stage Cast member. He has trained with notable teachers including Norm Holly (Second City), Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall), and Adal Rifai (Hello, from the Magic Tavern). Richie creates sketches for both live performance and YouTube, with the group L. Society. He also performs stand-up all over the metroplex, and writes for comedians in San Francisco and New York. He is currently a member of Primetime and teaches various classes at DCC.
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Rosie Caruth

Sketch Instructor, Founder

Rosie Caruth grew up in the Denmark-themed tourist town of Solvang, California, where she raised goats and turkeys until she saw an episode of MADtv and became obsessed with sketch comedy. She began performing improv with San Diego State University’s Iota Eta Pi her freshman year, and has never stopped. She moved to New York City after college to work for horrible bosses in fashion PR and study improv at the UCB and Magnet Theaters — where met her husband, Ian. Rosie subsequently studied at the Dallas Comedy House, the PIT NYC, The Second City, and the Pack Theater, and is probably the country’s leading expert in Zoom comedy classes.

Stefan Newman

Improv Instructor, Adults and Young Performers

It’s Stefan! By day, he works at a boring tech job doing data and analytics stuff that everyone immediately forgets about as soon as he explains it to them. By night, he is an improviser and comedian who produces shows and performs all over town. He started improvising in 2018 at the Dallas Comedy House and is currently a regular performer at the Dallas Comedy Club, where he produces the variety show Queer Factor and performs with the improv troupe Butt Gay.

Tyson Faifer

Stand-Up Instructor

Tyson Faifer is best known as the first comedian to ever compete on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and you may recognize his face from your favorite reality dating shows… most recently ABC’s The Proposal. Tyson’s act has been described as smart, witty, and a ball of energy, covering topics such as his love of the 90’s, growing up on the Mexican border, and the struggles of living in your thirties. His first comedy special was recorded in 2017 for Ride TV and can be seen by tens of people who actually have that channel. Tyson has toured the country performing and brings his expertise to stand-up classes at Dallas Comedy Club. You can still find him on reruns of WeTv’s Million Dollar Matchmaker, Fox’s Love Connection, The Steve Harvey Show, Ford Mustang Speed Dating Viral Video, Judge Hatchett, and SoulPancake’s Date My Dog.
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Claire Daigle

Director of Education

Claire moved to Dallas in 2013 to study Dance Performance at Southern Methodist University. She also suffered an injury in 2013 which forced her to spend time working in technical theater and arts administration. Claire completed DCC's Stand-Up Program in the club's first cohort of students, and they haven't been able to get rid of her since. She is delighted to be able to use her niche skillset to help expand the comedy community at DCC and in DFW at large. She manages the Dallas Comedy Club Training Center and serves as an advisor for DCC's Sketch and Improv Club Teams. When not at the club, Claire spends as much time with her dogs as possible. At the club, Claire still spends way too much time talking about her dogs.