ViacomCBS has unveiled the lineup of the 15 performers set to carry out for its 2022 Showcase. The occasion, which is able to as soon as once more go digital, will dwell stream on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. PT, 4. p.m. PT and seven p.m. PT.
Afsheen Misaghi, Allison Reese, Anna Garcia, Anosh Michael McAdam, Austin Antoine, Bri Giger, Carey Cox, Dickie Hearts, Glo Tavarez, Jordan Stafford, Lureena Cornwell, Sahana Srinivasan, Shuang Hu, Sibel Damar and Steve Han will showcase their expertise within the pre-filmed hour of sketch comedy and comedic music movies. The present is considered by senior-level executives, showrunners and casting administrators from ViacomCBS properties, in addition to different networks and streamers, along with expertise brokers and managers from throughout the leisure trade.
The performers, who hail from all throughout the nation, are chosen to take part in a month-long digital writers’ room earlier than touring to Los Angeles to participate in a three-week shoot on location. After wrapping manufacturing, performers attend numerous workshops and panels, on subjects starting from audition method to a Q&A with esteemed Showcase alumni. Every performer can be paired with government mentors. Earlier Showcase performers have gone on to work on ViacomCBS titles together with 4400, The Chi, NCIS, Seal Workforce and Work in Progress.
“These 15 multitalented artists, below the management of our distinctive inventive crew, have put collectively a laugh-out-loud present that we’re delighted and proud to share with the trade and past,” stated Claudia Lyon, Govt Vice President, Expertise and Casting, CBS Leisure, and Dorey Poder, Vice President, Expertise and Casting, CBS Leisure. “It strikes us to consider on a regular basis and inventive vitality they devoted to this yr’s Showcase, which features as a platform to amplify their voices and display what they’re able to when given the entry and alternative. We all know their ardour and work ethic will result in shiny futures, and we sit up for fostering these skilled relationships for years to come back.”
This yr’s Showcase iteration was filmed fully in Los Angeles as an alternative of carried out dwell on stage, for the primary time in 17 years. Learn extra about every of the 15 performers under.
Hometown: Charleston, W.Va.
Schooling: M.F.A., theater appearing, College of Florida; B.A., theater, West Virginia College
Coaching: Upright Citizen’s Brigade (New York and Los Angeles), The Peoples Improv Theatre
Tv: “Regular for Now” (Amazon Prime), FBI: MOST WANTED (CBS)
Stage: “Andy Warhol in Iran” (Barrington Stage), “Threads” (Weathervane), “Shruti Gupta Can Completely Deal” (American Stage Co.)
Digital: “Tremendous Sketch Tuesday” (PITtv), “Yeah I’m FROM From There” (NYC SOLOCOM), “15 Minutes Late” (Kickback Originals/YouTube)
Fascinating reality: I watched “The Oprah Winfrey Present” daily from once I was 9 years outdated till the sequence finale.
Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.
Coaching: The Second Metropolis (Chicago), The Annoyance Theatre, iO (Chicago and West), Upright Citizen’s Brigade (Los Angeles)
Tv: “Utopia” (Amazon Prime)
Stage: The Second Metropolis Touring Firm (The Second Metropolis), NBC Breakout Pageant (The Second Metropolis), “Characters Welcome” (Squirrel Theatre), “Studio Eleven” (iO), “Whirled Information Tonight” (iO), “Your F*cked Up Relationship” (iO), “You Take heed to White Folks Music?” (The Annoyance), “Matt Damon Improv” (The Annoyance), “NBC Bob Curry Fellowship” (The Second Metropolis), “Child Wine” (The Annoyance), “After Hours” (The Second Metropolis), “Set off Glad” (The Annoyance)
Digital: “In-Diana” (YouTube), “Centered” (YouTube), “Name Me Ripley” (OTV), Kamala Harris Impersonator (TikTok/Twitter)
Fascinating reality: For my sixteenth birthday, I took my buddies to a Phoenix Mercury recreation and was in some way nonetheless closeted.
Hometown: Beverly Hills, Mich.
Schooling: B.A., movie, College of Michigan
Coaching: Upright Residents Brigade (Los Angeles)
Tv: “Hacks” (HBO Max), “Superstore” (NBC), “The Goldbergs” (ABC), “It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia” (FX)
Stage: “Mess Corridor” (Upright Residents Brigade Los Angeles), “That Noise” (Williamstown Theatre Pageant), “Huzzah!” (Williamstown Theatre Pageant)
Digital: “Bookshelf” (Humorous or Die)
Fascinating reality: I maintain the excessive rating for Galaga on the arcade in my hometown. You must discover this very cool!!!
Anosh Michael McAdam
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Schooling: B.A., psychology, College of British Columbia
Coaching: Upright Citizen’s Brigade (Los Angeles)
Tv: “A Little Late w/ Lilly Singh” (NBC)
Movie: “Below The Eiffel Tower” (Netflix, 2018)
Digital: “Faculty Humor: Troopers” (YouTube)
Podcast: “Discovering Markus Tronque” (Earwolf)
Fascinating reality: Co-wrote a 2021 Tremendous Bowl industrial.
Hometown: Laurel, Md.
Schooling: B.F.A., appearing, California Institute of the Arts
Coaching: California Institute of the Arts
Digital: “Summertime – 2021” (Varied Movie Platforms)
Fascinating reality: I set the Guinness World Report for Longest Freestyle Rap in 2013 (16.5 hours)
Schooling: B.F.A., theater arts, College of Arizona;
Coaching: Upright Citizen Brigade (Los Angeles), IO West. Beverly Hills Playhouse
Stage: Nationwide touring one girl present, “By means of MY excessive Eyes” Upright Residents Brigade (Los Angeles), IO WEST, Dynasty Typewriter, Don’t Inform Mamma, Snigger Manufacturing facility, The Comedy Retailer, New York Comedy Membership ETC.
Fascinating reality: I’ve a chihuahua named Solange
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
Schooling: B.F.A., musical theater, Santa Fe College of Artwork and Design; M.F.A., appearing, UNC Chapel Hill
Coaching: Upright Citizen’s Brigade (New York), Queens Theatre “Theater for All” coaching program
Movie: “Woohoo” (A24 movies)
Stage: “The Glass Menagerie” (Broadway), “The Glass Menagerie” (Guthrie Theatre), “Barefoot within the Park” (Queens Theatre), “Hans Christian Andersen” (Nashville Kids’s Theatre), “Three Sisters,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Seminar,” “We’re Proud to Current,” “Hassle in Thoughts,” “Into the Woods,” “Mary’s Marriage ceremony” (Playmakers Repertory Firm)
Digital: “Gifted” (Queens Theatre produced internet sequence)
Fascinating reality: I’m additionally a playwright and a visible artist.
Hometown: Newport Information, Va.
Schooling: B.A., video manufacturing and deaf research, Gallaudet College
Coaching: Appearing for the Digital camera with Vincent D’Onofrio, Upright Citizen Brigade, Improv 1-4: The Harold (Los Angeles and New York), Appearing with Jules Dameron
Tv: “Tales of the Metropolis” (Netflix), “Excessive Upkeep” (HBOMax), “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS), “Grace & Frankie” (Netflix)
Stage: “Maple & Vine” (New York Deaf Theatre), “Stepchild,” (IRT), “My Onliness” (IRT)
Fascinating reality: In 2017, Hearts received first place within the nationwide movie competitors, AT&T Create-A-Thon, taking dwelling the grand prize of $20,000, with the seven-minute horror-comedy brief that he wrote, directed and co-starred in: “The Deaf VS The Lifeless.” This occurred earlier than they’d two deaf characters on AMC’s “The Strolling Lifeless!”
Hometown: Kissimmee, Fla.
Schooling: College of Central Florida dropout
Coaching: I educated at Upright Residents Brigade (New York) for near 10 years.
Tv: I shot a pilot for Showtime that by no means received picked up.
Fascinating reality: Inform me your signal, and I’ll let you know about your self.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Schooling: B.S., theater/wonderful artwork, Saginaw Valley State College
Coaching: The Second Metropolis (Chicago), Improv Olympics (Chicago), The Appearing Studio (Chicago)
Stage: “The Second Metropolis Touring Firm” (Chicago), “Teen Cudi Presents: Black Boy Pleasure” (Comedy Central Stage, LA and The Annoyance Theater, Chicago)
Digital: “Code-Switched Internet Sequence” (YouTube), “Improvising Radical Candor” (Second Metropolis Works), “Porky Pine” (The Second Metropolis, YouTube) “Blue Whales” (Teen Cudi, YouTube), “Peas and Carrots Internet Sequence” (YouTube) “Open Sesame” (YouTube)
Fascinating reality: I’ve illustrated three youngsters’s books.
Hometown: Pawtucket, R.I.
Schooling: Jacqueline M Walsh College of the Performing Arts
Coaching: Windfall Improv Guild, iO (Chicago)
Tv: “Chicago P.D” (NBC)
Movie: “Unplugging” and “The Miseducation of Bindu”
Stage: “Studio Eleven” (iO Chicago) and “Hootie Hoo” (iO Home Workforce)
Digital: “Brothers from the Suburbs” (EL-Community)
Fascinating reality: Soup connoisseur
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Schooling: B.S., radio/tv/movie, The College of Texas at Austin
Coaching: Lesly Kahn, Groundlings, Cathryn Sullivan’s Appearing for Movie (Texas)
Credit: Tv: “Brainchild” (Netflix), “Insecure” (HBO), “Concern the Strolling Lifeless” (AMC)
Fascinating reality: In second grade, I did the climate for my college’s morning bulletins, and all of the sixth graders requested for my autograph.
Hometown: Tianjin, China
Schooling: Lodge administration and worldwide enterprise, Griffith College
Coaching: Upright Citizen’s Brigade (Los Angeles)
Tv: “Ronny Chieng: Worldwide Pupil” (Comedy Central/ABC Australia), “The Household Regulation” (NBCUniversal/SBS Australia)
Stage: “John” (Outhouse Theatre)
Digital: “Tales from The Stream” (Comedy Central), “Asian Superstitions” (WongFu Productions)
Movie: “Past The Reef” (The Steve Jaggi Firm)
Fascinating reality: I used to be born a twin throughout the one-child coverage period in China, and my mum almost gave me away to her infertile finest pal. That’s the place my abandonment points come from.
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Schooling: B.F.A., appearing, College of North Carolina at Greensboro
Coaching: Upright Residents Brigade Theatre (New York), The Freeman Studio, The Folks’s Improv Theatre, Magnet Theatre
Tv: FBI (CBS) recurring co-star
Stage: “Characters Welcome” (Upright Residents Brigade Theatre New York), “Boogie Manja” (The Peoples Improv Theater), “A lot Ado About Nothing” (Impolite Grooms Theatre), “All’s Properly That Ends Properly” (Triad Stage), “Les Liasons Dangereuses” (UNCG), “Peter Pan” (UNCG), “Delight and Prejudice” (UNCG), “Iphigenia 2.0” (UNCG)
Digital: “F**ok Good Guys” (Brooklyn Girls’s Movie Pageant/YouTube), “A Rose for Wally” (YouTube), “Polterheist” (YouTube), “Westworld Web Evaluations” (YouTube), “Not Sorry” (YouTube), “Killer Throughout the Avenue” (YouTube)
Fascinating reality: My sense of odor is 5 instances stronger than the typical human. I can see completely underwater (sans goggles). I can survive for weeks within the wilderness with solely a knife. Alas, I’ll by no means be capable to fold a fitted sheet.
Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.
Schooling: B.A., organic sciences, College of Chicago
Coaching: Second Metropolis (Chicago), ImprovOlympic (Chicago)
Tv: “The Massive Leap” (Fox), “Every thing’s Trash” (Freeform), “Work In Progress” (Showtime), “Single Drunk Feminine” (Freeform), “Chicago Med” (NBC)
Stage: “We Are Asian. We Do Comedy.” (Steppenwolf), “Public Empathy No. 1” (Second Metropolis)
Digital: “Struggle On Fb” (Onion)
Fascinating reality: One time at Disney World, a child tried to take an image with me as a result of he thought I used to be Russell from the film “Up” (I used to be 23 on the time).