The fearless leader of this band of hilarious misfits, Nikki has been entertaining audiences since 2012 with quick wit and sarcastic banter. She has performed on stages, in bars, and even in basements in Chicago, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, and more, and has been a regular opener for Mr. Showtime David Scott when he tours through IA. Nikki created SUYP in 2015 and has since evolved it into the family it is today. When Nikki is not slinging jokes on the weekends, she works as an art teacher, makeup artist, and haunted house actress during the month of October.
Molly has been a member of SUYP since 2017. She's been performing since dinosaurs roamed the earth, acting both on stage and on film. When Molly isn't with her SUYP fam performing, she's working as a para-educator, a sometimes model, and a demon at a haunted house every October. When Molly isn't doing all the things, she can be found on her couch with her faithful mutt, Mabel.
The strong and silent type, Austin Griffin has been with SUYP since the beginning of 2019. Starting out as a fan, to joining the troupe and becoming a member of the family, SUYP has slowly made Austin come out of his social shell and truly enjoy the stage. When he's not performing, Austin works as a photographer - taking pictures of models, the vast landscape, and theater shows. Austin is also a haunted house actor during the spook season.
Joining up with SUYP in early 2019, Joel has been cracking jokes since he could string words together, and at the ripe age of 30, he finally learned how punchlines work. When he's not onstage, Joel pursues his love of whiskey, cooking, and all things creative. Catch him with the team at a show or clowning around haunted houses in the QC! Just don't ask him about D&D unless you've got a few hours to space.
This ever-so-often lazy-eyed wonder began performing with SUYP in 2017. When Bobby isn't flailing around on stage for comedy, you may catch him on a different stage with his band, scaring and creeping patrons out at Terror at Skellington Manor during the Fall season, or at home cooking or sleeping.
With a head shinier than your grandmother's best china dish, Race has been performing comedy in the QC for 4 years and joined up with SUYP in early 2018. When he's not doing something awkward to get a reaction from the crowd, he is working as thriving mixologist (mediocre bartender) and most likely watching The Simpsons. One time he broke 3 fingers while waiting in line at a Blockbuster.
Being an outcast and an introvert for so long, Danielle stayed inside for the majority of her life until she was welcomed by the awesome hands of SUYP. Although she is still a grasshopper in training, she hopes to be a killer SUYPer in the future and is on the right track! When she is not practicing her butt off at improv, Danielle is usually drawing up a storm from her wonky imagination, or is neck deep in anime.
Being part of the "Gen 1" phase when SUYP started improv, Craig has since then graced the stage with his fellow performers since 2017. Craig has been involved with performing arts for many years whether it be writing and directing short films, acting, sound production, or photography. He has just recently jumped into voice-over and voice-acting as well. When Craig isn't performing comedy, he can be found scaring crowds at Terror at Skellington Manor or weaving magic and lore as a Dungeon Master for Dungeons and Dragons campaigns.
This mysterious one originally started out watching SUYP from the rafters (aka the crowd), staring out in amazement at the hilarious action that was going down. In Dec 2019, Damien finally decided to join their training program to become a part of the action himself! Since then, he has loved every bit of it, mainly due to his love for his troupemates. Damien is a fan of professional wrestling and is a die hard Raiders fan. Outside of finding him hanging around with the troupe, you can find him Pokemon hunting, disc golfing, or leading his crew at Culver's.
As a kid at heart being goofy comes somewhat naturally to Matt, so finding a home with SUYP during the Gen 2 expansion of the group in 2018 only seemed natural. With prior acting and stage experience, the members of SUYP helped him develop improv skills and now they let him perform. By day Matt is in construction management and a father of two. He helps the troupe with promotional work in graphic design, and also acts and builds sets at Skellington Manor.
The proverbial baby of the group, Caleb is the newest addition to the SUYP troupe, having just gotten his start in the comedy world in March 2019. Caleb runs a music and comedy festival for charity called Hope for the Quad Cities Fest during the summer, at which SUYP has been a staple act. Outside of SUYP you can find this baby-faced, curvaceous brute spin-kicking his way through hardcore shows, making music under the stage name. Windshear, loving his friends, and spending way too much money on sushi. Caleb is a factory worker by day, a comedian by night, and a performing artist at heart around the clock.
Jason is not good at introductions, but he is good at video games and he plays a whole bunch when he can. When Jason is not trying to catch up on video games, incredibly made shows, or anime, he is hanging out with his nerdy wife and trying to make the world a better place. And one of the best ways is with comedy! Jason has been doing improv since 2016 and loves being silly with people and causing smiles. He gets really passionate about shows and games he fancies such as Naruto, Dragon Ball Z and Super, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, GoT, Dark Souls, Kingdom Hearts, and more!