MAD Artists

Benjamin Nathan-Serio

BEN: The goo in guru

Benjamin Nathan-Serio, true to the consummately dedicated artist that he is, has been improvising his life since his Kindergarten teacher threw him out of class for charging his classmates to see his ass. Though the business was a failure, his theater career sky-rocketed from there. Since Ms. Cohen’s ejection of Ben in 1987, he has been kicked out of all kinds of theater classes and stages across the Northeastern United States, Latin America and even here in Europe. To keep up with Ben’s ejections go to



Chris Matus

CHRIS: He who plays games

Chris Matus is a player. The dude plays games. To some he’s a game player. To others he’s a player of games. Don’t play with him, ’cause you’re playing with games!





Bob Schirmer


Bob is a guy with many ideas about the profundity of humanity and most importantly- oh look there’s a funky building!





Jackie Koester

Jackie Koester distinctly remembers the first time she made someone laugh. OH! What a joyous experience is was! Recalling it makes her whole body quiver. The pleasure. The exhilaration. The…oh!…just everything! So…she keeps trying to elicit that same feeling, selfishly, these days on purpose, but that first time was an accident, and now psychologically she is attempting to fill the void that that first public laugh gave her. She is empty. She yearns for your attention. She will be ruined without your laughing support. She is also from Kansas.

Matt Ledding

Canadian Matt Ledding, after studying theatre and English Lit (University of Saskatchewan)decided to become a circus artist.  This delighted his parents. He graduated from l’ecole nationale de cirque de Montreal.

Eventually, he ran away from the circus to join a family and train wild English teachers. (He still sometimes does shows with circus and magic in English at He has two daughters and a very beautiful, patient, and wonderful wife who may someday read this.

Dominic Anglim

Dominic Anglim from Dublin, Ireland has been working as a performer since 2009, a stand up comedian since 2010 and a children’s storyteller since 2011.  He has performed in many Spanish cities, Dublin, London and New York City.  He began acting at an early age and went on to study mime, improvisation and dance at university.  In January 2014 he started attending the weekly MAD Improv workshops as a student.  In March he starred in and wrote some sketches for the Jueves Night Live MAD sketch show.  Later in 2014, he joined up with fellow improvisers to form Atlantis Improv.  Currently Dom co-comperes for Diamond’s Comedy nights and writes for The SketchPats YouTube channel.  He also works as a storyteller for Chameleon Theatre.

Stephen Loader

A live performer for 20 years and counting, Steve developed his improv at the London International School of Performing Arts as well as with teachers such as John Wright, author of, “Why Is That So Funny?” As a specialist in physical comedy and clowning, he’s created touring theatre shows with the likes of UK’s Lone Twin and Blah, Blah, Blah as well as with his own company, Abort Comedy. Steve also performs in Madrid with Freshly Comedy, the highest rated comedy show in Spain on Steve takes pleasure in the unexpected and the daft.


Summer Banks

19_11_summer_banks 110Summer Banks (real name) hails from the California desert where she grew up chasing tumbleweeds. Literally. She studied art history with the goal of being underpaid in New York and then got stuck in Berlin for the last seven years. Because everyone goes to Germany to learn comedy, she started performing improv with ComedySportz Berlin (neé Laugh Olympics), founded the Berlin English Improv Network, and ran two stand-up comedy open mics, much to the dismay of her liver. She’s also performed stand up in various cities around Europe, including at The Joker in Antwerp and the Comedy Store in Manchester. Since she’s spending the next %$&§ months writing her thesis, she moved south/west for the winter and is happy to join the MAD improv family.

YouTube: A Spoonful of Deutschland

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Mike Bowerman

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