- Performing & Visual Arts
- DSI Comedy Theater, Chapel Hill NC
Fun, energy and devastating good looks-- Need we say more?!
Junior Varsity was formed by Armando Diaz at the Magnet Theater in 2007. In that time their fun style and zen energy has made them consistent crowd pleasers.
They have taught and performed at the Chicago Improv Festival, Rochester's Fall Back Festival, the New Orleans Improv Festival, Philadelphia Improv Festival, Toronto Improv Festival, the Del Close Marathon, Providence Improv Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. They've established themselves as one of NYC's "most traveled" improv groups. BAR NONE!!
Members of JV have written contributions for Saturday Night Live, TimeOut NY, MTV2's Subterranean, the NY Times Magazine, Comedy Central online, Quirky.com and have been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, ESPN, MTVU, MTV online, The Today Show, The Colbert Report, and in the NY Post. You may have also seen two of them on Norwegian Cruise Lines improvising with Second City.
Despite their many years together, Junior Varsity continues to strive for fun and ending on time.
DSI boasts a company of more than 75 active performers in North Carolina and a national network of professional comedians. DSI Comedy Theater produces the NC Comedy Arts Festival and offers new classes to the public every month, classes in the art of improv, standup and sketch comedy.
Zach Ward, proud Owner and Executive Producer, has trained comedy talent featured on television (Saturday Night Live, MADtv), the big screen (Disney's Stick it), and students now featured at IO Chicago, IO West, The Magnet, The PIT, UCBT-NY/LA, Second City and Boom Chicago (Amsterdam).