Lockdown Update – October 1:  We are still closed due to lockdown. We believe we will be able to reopen for workshops in early November, with performances resuming at some point in the weeks and months after that. Active students will be sent an update about course dates and times once we know a bit more information. Prospective students: if you book for an upcoming improv workshop, please note that the dates will almost certainly be postponed – by booking now you're saving your spot.

Ben Russell — Performer Details

  Join Date
January 2014
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Ben is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Chicago and iO Chicago, as well as being a member of the iO Harold Team Ensemble. He moved to Melbourne where he debuted his award-nominated show The Tokyo Hotel which was adapted into an 8-part radio play for ABC radio.  He has toured shows to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Soho Theatre in London

Ben was the head writer for the bizarre tonight show Aaron Chen Tonight and has appeared in ABC shows Fancy Boy Pilot, Sideliners and The Let Down. He is co-creator of the cult hit touring show Nö Shöw with Xavier Michelides. Ben also works with YouTube sketch groups Hot Dads and Aunty Donna.

Ben is the coach for House Team Peter Heliar. 

Upcoming Performances

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