New York improviser: Griffin Leeds

Griffin Leeds

Griffin Leeds is an improviser, writer, and stand-up comedian from a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana.

He first got into improv when he was the only person who showed up to callbacks for a young, struggling campus comedy troupe called Midnight Snack at Indiana University. There he learned and performed short form and long form improv, sketch writing, and some stand-up.

After four years of college improv, including two years as the Midnight Snack president/artistic director, he got more into stand-up as an alternative creative outlet but also took Level 2 Improv at IndyProv in Indianapolis. On January 1st, 2016, Griffin moved to Brooklyn and in March 2016 started taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Now, Griffin is in the UCB Advanced Study Program. He has studied improv under Zack Willis, Joey Price, Lydia Hensler, Terry Withers, and Doug Moe and sketch under Stephanie Bencin. Griffin practices and performs with the 10,000 Hours team Mama's Pearl as of July 2017 at The People's Improv Theatre and with his indie team Flat Cat (est. Oct 2016), coached by Adam Pasulka.

Griffin also has a knack for graphic design and loves creating promotional materials for comedy folk!