Meet Monarch.

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Meet the Cast


Family Lawyer

Abram Rabinowitz

Abe has been navigating Chicago comedy since 2003. He’s done shows and standup showcases all over the world, from The Paul Bunyan Comedy Festival in Oscoda, MI to a mom and pop cafe in the Himalayan foothills of Northern India. He also kicks around his two-man show, MAN1 MAN2. He is a member of ComedySportz Chicago ensemble and a darn good artist, too.


Design Director @ Monarch

Brit Belsheim

Brit Belsheim is an actress, writer, and comedienne in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Southern California as well as the National Bartending School. Brit has studied acting and improvisation in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Principal @ Monarch

Jamie Campbell

A classically-trained stage-actor, Jamie has also studied with every major comedy institution in Chicago, including Second City, ComedySportz, iO, and The Annoyance.  He has appeared in theatrical productions throughout the nation, including stints with Wayside Theatre, Brain Surgeon Theatre, Hobo Junction, Nightingale Theatre, and many more.


Founder/Magician @ Monarch

Jay Sukow

Jay will gladly talk endlessly about how much better the world would be if everyone took just one improv class. He has taught and performed improv professionally for over 25 years and is the founder of Today Improv, which teaches improv to actors, business, and everybody else, all over the world.

Intern somedays; CEO/Emperor others

Kevin Chang

Kevin was unable to provide an official bio as he’s currently locked in a closet. That said, we’ve learned that when not performing or interning for Monarch, Kevin is typically operating as a Product Manager focussed on the intersection of design and technology. Previously he’s worked at Sotheby’s, Designer Pages, and ArtBinder. Currently, Kevin is working at Wayfair.



Kevin Pomeroy

Kevin Pomeroy is a Chicago based comedian and improviser who has performed in shows all over the country. He currently tours with Mission Improvable performing for colleges and military bases across the US. He co-created The Stevens Family, and was a regular ensemble member with ComedySportz Chicago for the past six years. He also performs stand-up at various venues around Chicago.

Mugger (Abe's girlfriend)

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith is a writer and actor based in Chicago. She has performs for The Second City Theatricals, ComedySportz, and on live TV on The Jam on Chicago’s WCIU network. Her writing credits include The Onion, McSweeney’s, Reductress, The Second City Network, and her own satirical news show at The Second City called “The News* with Maggie Smith.”


Design Director @ Monarch

Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams graduated from Metro State in Denver with a BA in Theatre. He is also a graduate of The Players Workshop West in Denver and The Second City Conservatory in Chicago. He has been studying, performing, and teaching acting and improvisation for over eleven years.

Guest Starring

Chief Creative Officer @ Tarkett

Chris Stulpin


Director of Sales @ Arcadia

David Logsdon

RVP @ OFS Brands

Doug Shapiro


CEO @ Designer Pages

Jacob Slevin

Vice President A&D @ Teknion

Jennifer Busch


Director of Workplace Strategy @ Humanscale

Jon Strassner

V.P. of Marketing @ Bentley

Sherry Dreger


V.P. of Design @ Bentley

Todd van der Kruik

Supporting Cast


Blake Sawicki


Yoga Instructor @ Bentley

Brianne Fitzpatrick

Ryan's Fiance

Caitlin Chuckta


Chloe (Brick's Little Sister)

Chloe Mesick


Jacklyn Collier


Becca with the is-is awards

Jessie Stegner

Contractor for Monarch

Keith Whipple


Wiz the Magnificent

Kyle Pacek

Director 1

Kyrian Okane



Lindsey Finn

Lark, Chip's Assistant

Mallorie Marino


Big Ceasar, The Bookie

Matt Castellvi

Materials Whisperer

Pat Dwyer


Director 2

Simone McAlonen

Triad 3

Steve Ling


Dance Coach

Tamara Ohana

Triad 1

Will Cheng


Triad 2

Yoanna Wei


Anita Vongphrachanh Anita

Autumn Hoffmeier Senior Interior Designer @ HOK

Bennett Friedman Owner of AF Supply Corp.

Bradley Holway Referee

Brittany Lance Design Manager @ Gensler

Cheryl Durst Executive V.P./CEO @ IIDA Headquarters

Chip DeGrace Executive Creative Director @ Interface Inc.

Dan Kaplan Senior Partner @ FXCollaborative Architects

Don Canty Owner of Designlines

Eric Vechionne Co-Founder @ 10x

Jason Pugh Project Architect/Urban Designer @ Gensler

Karen Knight Marketing Manager @ Sedia Systems

Laurel Petriello Yoga Student

Lee Golub Executive V.P. @ Golub & Company, LLC.

Liesl Krieger Hockey Babe

Lyle Wells Referee

Madison O’Connor Hockey Babe

Matt McCormick Northeast Regional V.P. @ OFS Brands

Michael Greenberg Owner of Interior Investments

Raleigh Cohen Junior Interior Designer @ Gensler

Rick Gunther Referee

Rick Joutras Whitney Associate & Ind. Designer @ Qdesign

Ryan Menke SVP Sales and Marketing @ OFS Brands

Salman Chaudry Hallway Extra / Yoga Student

Tim Schroeder President @ Duravit USA

Westin Conahan Product Director @ Designer Pages

Wolfgang Holzl Referee

Performances By

Anthony Greenz Fire Dancer

Charlie Dando Fire Dancer

Sara VonGillern Fire Dancer

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