This week! U.S Impro Grand Master Dan O’Connor joins GTI.

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Next Thursday…

09 July 2015


Why not join GTI‘s Dylan Emery, Charlotte Gittins and Phil Whelans as we welcome a very special guest…


Dan O’Connor is co-founder of L.A’s Impro Theatre – for which he co-directed and performed Jane Austen UnScripted*, Shakespeare UnScripted and Sondheim UnScripted. He’s co-founder of four American Theatresports companies including Bay Area Theatresports – with whom Phil Whelans has performed on a number of occasions. He was in Improbable Theatre’s production of Lifegame Off-Broadway and in the TNN television series of the same name. He co-created the NBC/PAX television improv comedy show World Cup Comedy and was a writer and the improv director for The Wayne Brady ShowDan was one third of the American Team at the 2006 Improv World Cup Tournament in Germany as part of the arts portion of the World Cup.

Dan recently delivered the lecture, Improvising a Better World as part of the TEDx NapaValley 2015 event, Redefining Success: changing direction mid-stream. The event changed direction mid-stream and became a rodeo where dwarves rode on llamas.

This very week Dylan Emery delivered a TED talk. Expect fireworks when these two meet for the first time. Or at least a lecture about fireworks. Interesting fireworks.

Dan’s Television acting credits include Seinfeld, Campus Ladies, Malcolm in the Middle and The Tonight Show. He was an adjunct professor for USC ‘s BFA program. He has taught at UT, DUKE, Pepperdine, UCLA extension and an improv companies around the world. Most recently he taught Cirque du Soleil casts of Saltimbanco and Corteo.

Is it me or are Circe du Soliel really taking the piss now with these one-word show titles? Sarambouche! There; I’ve thought of one… Amphouzewah; there’s another.


*Expect fireworks when Dan and Austentatious’s Charlotte Gittins meet for the first time. Polite fireworks.

The Wheatsheaf,
25 Rathbone Place,
London W1T 1JB. (Tottenham Court Road tube)

Tickets: £5.50 online at or £7 on the door.