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Improv Comedy: Getting to Know You: Mandy

Today’s profile is from Mandy of the No Pants Players. It’s just Mandy, like Cher is just Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian) or Madonna is just Madonna (Madonna Louise Ciccone). Actually, I know her last name, but figured since she didn’t include it, she maybe didn’t want it published. Secret spy stuff. Witness protection.

These are all possibilities.

Anyway, meet Mandy.

Name: Mandy
Age: 33
Hometown:  Cannelton
Occupation: Corrections Counselor

Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha

What’s your life like outside of comedy?

I like to dress up as movie characters to raise money for charities.
How did you get started in Improv/Comedy?

I met some of the No Pants Players during shows with other companies, they invited me to shows, and I auditioned at the first opportunity.

What was your first workshop or show like?

Cold. The heat was broken in the building.

In comedy or the improv comedy world, who do you look up to?

Everyone’s taller than me except Jeff.

What’s the best part about what you do?

The people, colleagues, fans, friends.

What’s the hardest part?

Tom Petty said it was the waiting.

What’s (almost) always funny?

Opening an umbrella inside a room full of people.

Advice for someone who might want to do Improv?

Be honest with those you’re going to work with.

Are two drink minimums necessary or are they just a rip off?

I go back and forth. If there is a cover and the door it is a rip off. If the bar tender and the servers split the tips it’s a necessity.

Do you believe in Santa Claus, unicorns or global warming (choose one) One?

All three have be proven by Science.

If you could ask Drew Carey one question, what would it be?

Are you related to Mariah?

Is prison really as bad at they say or is that just the media?

It’s not bad in the way the media says it is, but so much worse in ways you didn’t expect.

How good is your spelling?

Eets grate!

Do you have any time/money saving tips for our readers?

Try to get more fiber in your diet. Where blue to a job interview. Follow the speed limits.
Have you ever been to Ohio?

I think so. I was in this scary flat place where no one could drive I just assumed it was Ohio.