New York improviser: Larry Stockel

Larry Stockel

Larry Stockel a/k/a "Baby Caesar" was in the cast of Face Off Unlimited Presents 11th Hour, Saturdays at 11pm at JeBon Sushi Underground, 15 St. Marks Place. The show closed after playing every Saturday for over a year.

Larry took up acting after graduating Art School, studying in Philly and New York, most notably at the T. Schreiber Studio in the East Village for 5 years. He has appeared in various theatrical productions over the years including 3 seasons of Shakespeare in a Brooklyn Park, touring the NY Metro area in children's shows, and over a year in a live gay soap opera in the West Village where he played a Porn Magnate a la Larry Flynt. He got his "Baby Caesar" Face Off nickname from the Mighty Caesar himself while improving at Face Off Unlimited's Improvius Maximus at the Secret Theater in Queens.

Beginning in the mid-90s, Larry appeared in the cable access show "Diary" every Sunday on Manhattan Cable for over 5 years. The cast used improvisation to develop storylines and once the stories were established, the scenes were shot with improvised dialogue. Larry created "Larry," a manipulative success coach/cult leader. The character and storyline spawned a stage play called "The Larry System" presented at the Producer's Club.

Larry is relatively new to the New York improv scene. A few years back, after taking a commercial class, he followed a fellow actor's suggestion to take an improv class and ended up taking 3 levels at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB). Larry honed his skill by taking drop-in classes at the PIT (People's Improv Theatre) and participating in various jams and workshops, etc. He found his improv home while taking classes with Face Off Unlimited in his native borough of Queens.