Cast

Learn more about the cast of Cost of Living!

Kate Elston - Marisa

 

Kate is a producer and editor living in San Francisco. She performs comedy improv on the wildly hilarious team Chinese Ballroom, writes sketches for the illustrious Killing My Lobster, and spends every day trying to be a better harmonizer.

Meghann Hayes - Jules

 

Meghann is a comedy aficionado: an avid improv comedy performer (with fellow castmates Kate, Kenny, and Vince on Chinese Ballroom), illustrious sketch writer and performer (with Killing My Lobster), and SNL addict. When not writing or performing, she mines her elementary school students for comedy inspiration.

Daniel Martinez - Timothy

 

Daniel is an actor and has also worked as a theatrical writer, producer and director. Daniel is an active member on Vine and co-created Vine's latest hit account, "JRUNK Q&A". He's currently collaborating on a new comedic project as well as writing a web series! He lives in San Francisco (for now) and pays the bills by driving for Uber and bartending at a restaurant he could never afford. For more of Daniel and his work, visit his website!

Julianne Fawsitt - Hamilton aka "Hammy"

 

Julianne is a San Francisco-based artist and preschool teacher. She has done improv, directing, stage managing, modeling, dance, comedy, and most recently, film. She lives life as the star of her own, presently un-filmed, reality TV show. Julianne is currently working on a greeting card collection for adults with childish humor.

Sean McQueen - Dylan

 

After living in what seems to be the most expensive city on the planet Sean has recently moved to Texas. At the moment he is finishing up a horror film called Sweet Kitty and a production of an original stage production in Sonoma. You can find all of this projects on his website!

Eric Bryant - Ezra

 

Eric currently attends The Academy of Art University, and will graduate in the spring of 2015 with a degree in Multimedia Communications, and a Minor in acting.  He enjoys playing sports, writing comedy skits, and long walks on the beach in his spare time.

Tess Bellomo - Cecily

 

Tess is a San Francisco native who recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue television and film! Some of her past favorites roles, besides Cecily, include Madeline in Virago Theatre Company's production of "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom," and multiple roles at the University of San Francisco such as Puck in "A Midsummer Nights Dream," Sister James in "Doubt" and Callie in "Stop Kiss." She has been involved in commercial work so far in LA, and is starting to develop a production company with her best friend. Hopefully you will be seeing more of her shortly! 

Matt Nelson - Ben

 

Matt is a comedian and writer, currently living in Brooklyn. He is the former director of EndGames Improv in San Francisco, where he taught classes and performed regularly. He is the host of the monthly current events panel and variety show RoundTable with Matt Nelsen, as well as the former host of the weekly improv podcast Improv ETC. He played Steve in the 2013 short film Steve's Problem (for which he also served as a script advisor), which recently won Best Short Film at the 2014 Idyllwild Int'l Festival of Cinema. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, SF Improv Festival, LA Improv Festival, and the Del Close Marathon.

Alec Kaplan - Josh

 

Alec Kaplan is an improv'er and film student at USF and is from Thousand Oaks, California. He wants to act in and write movies and is available for hire. He likes you as a friend.

Vince Faso - Mikael

 

Vince is an actor, writer & director in San Francisco. He has worked with CalShakes, SF Theater Pub, Diablo Actor's Ensemble, The Cutting Ball Theater, and Custom Made Theatre. He is also a graduate of USF's Performing Arts & Social Justice program and a founding member of Chinese Ballroom.

Kenny Bourquin - King Nerd

 

At age 30, after Kenny quit his job to pursue a career in animation, a former co-worker suggested he take an improv class. He signed up, and the rest is history. Improv brought nothing but good things and he now performs with Chinese Ballroom. His other hobbies include television, sleeping, and not talking to girls.

Hector Huang - Nerd #1

 

Hector is a biochemist who has recently strayed into improv. This is his first performance on-screen.

Matt Cline - Nerd #2

 

Matt is an SF-based musician and improvisor. He is a proud alumni of USF's Awkward Silence.

Allie Blackwell - Trash

 

Allie is a Bay Area local who's stoked to join this project. She is a member of Femikaze sketch comedy troupe and ShotzSF at the Tides Theatre. Her website www.allieblackwell.com should be up soon.

Jason Garcia - Ryan

 

Jason currently attends Academy of Art University and will be graduating in the Spring of 2015 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts as an Acting major. He also has casting credits on the major motion picture Fruitvale Station and most recently had a part on an NBC pilot for the new show "Exposed."

Travis Hayes - Sam

 

Travis is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter with a career in music talent buying and production management. He also publicizes local music acts under his own show promotion brand Hayes Life Presents.