Blue Blanket Improv is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to give back to the community through our high school scholarship program and by donating free tickets, special event performances and improv workshops to other non-profits in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you want to inject some improv into your event, please contact us. 

Marc Samuels
Marc has studied & performed improv from grade school through college and beyond! His studies culminated in performance gigs with The L.A. Connection (in soCal) and Second City (in Santa Monica). After dabbling in TV production, film (with Mr. Bill), training monkeys in the Middle East, traveling about aimlessly and becoming lost in the swirling stew we call "life," he eventually settled down in the happy-go-lucky field of medicine as an Occupational Therapist. Marc ran free improv workshops in San Francisco before founding Blue Blanket Improv in 2001. When not working or performing, Marc enjoys kayaking, horse back riding, biking along the coastal trail and being a father.

Steve Ketchpel
Ushering in the Improv 2.0 era, Steve Ketchpl has joined Flickr, Gabbr, and Zooomr in the Great Ultimate Vowel Drop. Stvvv first made his mark on the improv movement in college, receiving many imaginary standing ovations. Fortunately for us, he now finds himself a member of Blue Blanket Improv. 

Brian Ogata
Brian is sweet as honey but you'd never know it from the dastardly characters he conjures up on stage! When he's not improvising before a live audience, Brian enjoys helping people overcome their fears of public speaking, teaching debate to high school students, and producing films.

Steve Fogel
Steve didn't know that when he got bored with telling his kids the same old stories and started making them up that he was starting to do improv. Initially exposed to real improv during a company training session, Steve supplements his weekly improv addiction with guitar playing, acting, and helping web sites run smoothly.

David George
David the engineer spends his days convincing management that he is knowledgeable about trendy tech buzzwords. Designing AI quantum blockchains for 4D virtual reality is obviously a gateway to improv comedy. David also enjoys running, kayaking, and almost any activity that does not require sitting in a cubicle.

Smriti Mehta
entertaining bio coming soon!

Kevin Berk
photo + entertaining bio coming soon!

 Tara Humphrey
photo + entertaining bio coming soon!

Calvin George
Calvin bears a striking resemblance to his father, George. Calvin misses his older sister Rose, who recently graduated from HMB high school and now attends college over the hill. Calvin is best known within the BBI troupe for his critically acclaimed role as Bachelor #2 in The Blind Date.

Kenny Welsh
entertaining bio coming soon!

Tim Chingos
entertaining bio coming soon!

Hannah Tarling
Hannah comes to BBI, excited to embrace American style humor, after spending years traveling the world. Her improv experience includes 3 years in middle school, where she was awarded a generic yet prestigious “Drama Award.” When she’s not laughing at her own jokes, Hannah enjoys learning and volunteering.

Bob McComb
Bob is a Half Moon Bay resident who thrives on laughter and having fun. Joking was always a big part of his relationship with his older brother growing up. Getting involved in Improv was a natural next step from his involvement in a the Foster City Toastmasters Club and San Mateo Storytellers. In both clubs Bob learned that he loved to compete in Tall Tales and Humorous Speech contests, where he often did well. After being introduced to playing at Improv in a few workshops, Bob helped to start an informal Improv club in HMB. He is excited to be a part of BBI.