Our Team

The Garys are a team of seven New York City-based long-form improvisers – formed in 2009 as students at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. Collectively, members have studied improv, sketch, storytelling, character work and theater at UCB, The Magnet (NYC), Second City (Chicago), BMI, and with teachers from iO Theatre (Chicago). We have performed at venues all over NYC (Magnet, PIT, UCB) as well as at the Boston Improv Festival, the Providence Improv Festival, the UCB Del Close Marathon, the NYC Improv Festival and the Chicago Improv Festival, amongst others.

We’ve produced and hosted our own comedy show since 2010, a 75 minute show consisting of storytelling, stand-up and long-form improvisation. We have also produced and hosted The Garathon, an annual elimination-style, sixteen-team improv tournament – performed at The Tank Theater in New York City.

Members include (left to right): Russ FederGary BerardDanielle TrzcinskiJon MarballiAnjeanette StokesMike KuplicRebekah Bentley

If you are interested in including us in an upcoming show lineup (in NYC, venues in the northeast or on your college campus) please contact us here or at meetthegarys (at) gmail (dot) com

Festival Schedule

In 2013, we performed TWO shows at the 10th Annual Providence Improv Festival in Rhode Island. 2013 marks our fourth, consecutive year performing at this festival and we would like to thank Providence for being such a great audience! We plan to be back in RI, again, in the fall of this year.

click below to watch a scene from Providence ’13!

Show Schedule

Check back soon as we have submitted applications for several upcoming 2014 festivals.


Danielle Trzcinski stars in a fun Simply Slick commercial.

click below to watch the spot!

Jonathan Marballi books roles on House of Cards, Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City.

click below to watch Jon’s update reel!