New York improviser: Chris Aurilio

Chris Aurilio

Chris Aurilio is a sketch comedy writer/performer/director, regularly producing his work at The PIT where he also serves as General Manager of the school and theater. Chris cut his NYC-producing sketch teeth by writing and performing with his dear, close friends, The Foolhardy Manor–a group that has continued to perform at The PIT regularly since 2008. Chris works with his fellow Foolhardy member and childhood friend Anik Sood as the co-owner of PulpRiot, a production company responsible for live comedy shows and other cool multimedia projects. In 2014, Chris began performing an evolving solo show, Aurilishow, in which he plays various characters/different versions of himself. Chris studied improv at UCB from 2004-06 and later went through the improv and sketch programs at The PIT where he continues to study whenever he can. Directing credits include a year with The PIT house team National Scandal, Ali Farahnakian’s YOLO SOLO performance at 2013′s SOLOCOM festival, the sketch duo Family Friend, Gary DeNoia’s solo show Nothing to Hyde, Phil Casale's Detective Jack Fiction, and the play Gary's Basement. Chris holds a master’s degree in theater studies and has created several original plays and children’s theater shows.