Hi, I'm Frank! I started improvising in 2007, was a teacher at The Annoyance Theatre NY until its closing and was also the creator and artistic director of The Queen's Secret Improv Club (The QSIC.)
I'm have been on house teams Sick Passenger at The PIT, Detention and Salt at Annoyance, Attack Heart Attack at Magnet Theatre, Improv Nation at E-Garage, Genetic Freaks and Jacob's Parting Gift at QSIC, and perform in Batsu with Face Off Unlimited and in Dirty Little Secrets. I have studied extensively at The Magnet and UCB (through Adv. Study Performance with "The Scramble") and at The Annoyance Theatre in both Chicago and Brooklyn.
You often hear about the concept of truth in comedy. I strongly believe that truth in the comedy PROCESS is crucial to development as a comedian and a team. Open and direct communication between teammates during regular rehearsals; as well as with their coach/director, is the skeleton key to unlocking group mind, trust, and access to more truthiness together. If I work with your team enough, I will turn on my cybernetic eye, which will analyze you in great detail; and then give you personal feedback, breakdown your skills and highlight your growth areas, and will push you towards developing those areas to begin to round out your performance repertoire. I am an extremely perceptive and honest person who is supportive while being very direct, and all with a very realistic looking robot eye that you would never know is fake.
My cliche goal is to aggressively push you out of your personal comfort zone, as I've found that that eventually creates a larger comfort zone for yourself. A less cliche goal of mine is to free the improvisor's creative outlook back to beginner-type levels. Over time as a certain amount of experience has been accrued, improvisors can feel penned in by the learned baggage of improv rules and guidelines and forms, which is a no-fun cage I spent a long time in myself. Let's jailbreak that shit so you can remember why you love improv. The only hard rule in improv I believe in is agreement.
I view improv as theatrical, through an advanced optical prosthetic, and usually pursue it from that perspective from a technique stand point. Want to get rid of those boring sweep edits? Me too.
I also make a good option as a sub or one-off coach. I have many exercises and games that I 90% guarantee you have not done, and I can open that stubborn bag of vinegar chips you brought to rehearsal with my eye, which also has a laser, like Kano from Mortal Kombat.
You can reach me at
frank.angelini at gmail
or FB DM me,
by cell at 917-478-7069
but the best method is probably commenting on a Venmo transaction I've made.
My schedule is flexible and super random, both days and nights are often free and my rates are veteran standard. I've been known to lower my rate for two-prov teams.
I also work a block from Champions if you have last minute needs.
Hope to work with you!