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The Last Minute Replacements are an innovative, fresh, short form improv comedy team based in Chester county, Pennsylvania. Bringing new twists and outrageous characters, The Last Minute Replacements turn audience suggestions into side-splitting scenes that are sure to leave you laughing. Since their debut performance, The Last Minute Replacements have been in demand by various venues in the Chester and Montgomery counties of Pennsylvania.

Since 2012, we’ve been hosting improv game nights to introduce people to the fun of improv games without a commitment or a high price tag. We’ve had members from all professions and all experience levels come to our workshops and leave with a smile on their faces.

From those attendees, a small performance team of experienced improvisers emerged to form a team that we call The Last Minute Replacements. Since their debut performance, The Last Minute Replacements have been in demand by various venues in the Chester and Montgomery counties of Pennsylvania.

Myke

“Myke” (Kenneth Mykel Smith) became a leader of an improv team at college. From there, he’s done workshops, taught improv to kids/teens, performed at conventions and comedy events of up to 800 people. Myke is also an actor, with his most recent work being the main character of the award-winning short film “Grief”. He also has been credited with writing several comedy scripts on IMDb. Myke has a passion for kids, acting, and improv, and is always up for anything comedy. He does a large part of the marketing for LMR. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @mykeisfilipino.

Steph

Steph’s had a love for improv since middle school, although she only joined her first improv team in college at West Chester University. She’s been performing with LMR since 2015. Since joining, she has become improv-obsessed; she studies improv in her spare time, reading improv books and watching improv videos and discussing anything improv related with her husband (Myke). She has taken multiple advanced improv classes through White Pines Productions and now she co-hosts practices and workshops. Steph recently had the opportunity to play a game on stage with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from “Whose Line is it Anyway”. She is a pretty big deal now.

Becky

Becky started hosting drop-in improv game nights after attending various improv workshops and classes, and finding that there was a need for a local, inexpensive workshop for beginners to be able to try improv without pressure or judgment. Her passion for providing affordable improv workshops, game nights, and shows is the driving force behind much of what she does with LMR and with her side organization, Short Form Brainstorm, which focuses on workshops and game nights for kids, teens, and in the corporate setting. Becky does a lot of the organization and booking for LMR. She has performed at various venues throughout central Pennsylvania as well as in the Philadelphia region in a theatre and improv capacity, and hopes to continue playing improv games for funsies as long as anyone will tolerate her shenanigans. You can find her in local bars sipping house wines and asking strangers personal questions.

Daemon

Daemon Blaszczyk has acted in Kutztown University’s Sunshine Players and as a cast member in an all improv Halloween show at Brinton Lodge. He is also the lead singer in a local cover band called Throwing Shade, and is an all around magnificent lover. Follow him @bigdee333 on the Twitters…

Rowdy

Matty Routz “Rowdy” has performed in multiple troupes spanning 3 states and has been a guest star in several other improv troupes. He has been leading and doing workshops since 2008 and loves performing. You can contact him at allhailglowcloud1@gmail.com until he figures out how to make a twittermachines. Rowdy is known as the Grandpa of the group because he doesn’t know how to use technology. If you need to get in touch with him, try sending a telegraph.

Brian

Brian spends his time writing sad songs and pretending to be cool in the band Portable Tomorrow. He has been performing most of his life and has been teaching improv to children and teens since 2006. His comedy is largely influenced by Dashboard Confessional and failure.

“My dad is awesome. And I love him so much. My dad is so funny I laugh at MOST of his jokes. He does dad jokes but he’s very funny.” – Brian’s Daughter: Kitchen Table comedy reviewer.”

Alissa

Alissa is a native Philadelphian, which means she worships Gritty as our all-powerful lord and savior. She did a lot of theater before college, then got distracted by cats and computers, and now she’s jumping back into acting! She attended LMR classes and game nights for a while before joining the team. Outside of improv, she can be found making/wearing nerdy cosplay costumes because, in case it wasn’t obvious, she is a huge nerd.

Jake

Jake is from the wonderful world of lower social economic status, where he realizes articulation is a skill for the truly well educated. In spite of his benign impudence and blissful ignorance, he is painfully self-aware that all actions have consequences, and thus creates a perpetual catch-22 where paradox reign supreme. Whether or not he buys into the B.S., he sustains a sterling smile and charismatic charm to assist in propelling him to a level of mediocrity that even most observers can not differentiate. No, you won’t find a huge resume under him; he’s done improv since 17 which, despite appearances, is indeed half of his adult life. He’s content with where he is and believes the world would benefit if it took the exact same course of action. He always wears hats in public and considers himself as petite as a man can get.