Rich and Rolland work like a perfectly well oiled machine…They will be welcomed back here many times in the future!
Director of Community Engagement
Finest City Improv
Two goofballs. No plan.
Rich and Rolland are professional entertainers with a combined 30 years experience. They can bring their improv show to you or they can customize a comedy show, emcee events, or lead corporate team building.
Upcoming 2019 Shows
Friday, November 1, 2019
$10 at door, $5.95 online!
Local LA show
Stir-Friday Night! is a Chicago-based Asian American sketch comedy and improv troupe serving up comedy since 1995. Alumni include: Danny Pudi, Steven Yeun, and Mary Sohn.
And they’re joining us Friday, November 1st!
Click here for tickets!
5124 Lankershim Blvd
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA
Past RiR Shows of 2019
Past RiR Shows of 2018
…and many other places
Have us come to your town!
Don’t see us performing anywhere near you, anytime soon??
We’re based out of Los Angeles, but travel all the time!
Whether you’re in Alaska, Rhode Island, Texas, Minnesota or anywhere in between, we’d be glad to come to your town.
(More info coming as we work on the site!)
For now, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Everyone, this is Rolland...
In July 2015, Rolland quit a career in database programming to focus full-time on his voiceover career and his love of improv.
He currently teaches improv at all levels at M.i’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA (next door to LA) and has been a member of the flagship short-form show, Mission Improvable, for over 5 years. As a past member of different house teams, he performed regularly on the Westside stage for 5 1/2 years as well as performed at the Seattle Festival of Improv and at the Improvaganza Hawaii Festival of Improv as a member of “Team X”. He coached the lottery show, The Draft, for 2 years as well as several drop-in workshops.
As a voiceover actor, Rolland has done numerous radio commercials, and narrated industrial videos, eLearning modules and Explainer videos. He was the voice of Poncho in the animated version of the “Pooch Cafe” comic strip and the voice of Eliot in DOA: Dimensions on the Nintendo 3DS.
He’s not a huge fan of hiking or walking on the beach in the hot LA sun but he can be easily talked into going salsa dancing, studies ASL in his free time and is desperately trying to cook more often while simultaneously wash fewer dishes.
And this is Rich...
Overall, Rich likes to be goofy and fun and tends to not enjoy being bored. He loves many things: science, comedy, movies, TV, video games, dogs (specifically his dog Maggie), comic books and much more. He’s worked as an actor/entertainer his whole adult life and because of that has gotten paid to go all across the US, the Caribbean islands, parts of Mexico, Belize and many other fun locales.
He first experienced improvisation in 1999 and hasn’t looked back yet. First, he took classes with Fort Worth’s famous comedy troupe Four Day Weekend. He went on to co-found TCU’s first and only (still running) improv troupe Senseless Acts of Comedy. After graduation he performed improv in Dallas with ComedySportz, PaceCar and Kidney Punch. In 2005 Rich moved to Chicago where he studied at the iO Theatre and Second City. During his time in the Windy City Rich performed with ComedySportz Chicago, Second City Theatricals, Mission Improvable, The Comedy Shrine, Laugh Out Loud, and WNEP Theatre just to name a few. Since moving to L.A. in 2014 Rich has taught and performed at the West Side Comedy Theatre and Second City Hollywood in addition to co-writing/performing Nerdology – a comedy interactive trivia show, and coaching several independent comedy troupes. He is represented by Affinity Artists Agency.
Listen to his podcast Lost and Confounded (www.nedandrich.com) that mixes science and comedy. Watch videos he’s made (YouTube.com/wealthypastryprod). Or read his blog (https://noreasontoreadthis.wordpress.com/) where he spouts some of the ideas that he thinks are worthy enough to write down. You can contact Rich here.
Workshops and Coaching
Rollin’ in Riches provides in-person and virtual coaching as well as a variety of workshops!
This site is still growing…we’ll have more info soon. Until then, feel free to email us at email@example.com
“Rich’s style is effective and impactful and has certainly made me a better improvisational comedian”Lou Ferrigno Jr.
“Rolland’s enthusiasm, passion, talent, and skill both as a teacher, as well as an actor, inspired and challenged me, and made me feel at home”Marg Helgenberger