New York improviser: Sarah Claspell

Sarah Claspell

Sarah is an actress and improvisor originally from Gilroy, California. She moved to New York after graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo as a Theatre major and a sometime Business or Music minor. There, Sarah managed, directed and performed with the improv troupe Smile & Nod, which took their improv show We Smell Like America to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival multiple times. In London, she studied under members of the Royal Shakespeare Company who immediately typecast her as Richard III. Sarah has been studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2006, and has studied under Billy Merritt, Chris Gethard, Anthony King, Joe Wengert, Zach Woods, Shannon O'Neill, Ari Voukydis, Charlie Todd, Kevin Hines and Christina Gausas, and has taken workshops with Matt Walsh, Peter Gwinn and Rob Riggle. She has also taken workshops with members of iO West and The Groundlings.

Sarah has performed in improv and theatrical productions throughout California, London and New York. Her favorite role played was Lady Macbeth, her least favorite was of a go-go dancer. She loves fireworks and adorable animals. Sarah is a proud member of the Maude team High Treason, a house sketch comedy team at UCB.