The team was originally assembled by the PIT's ensemble committee on January 10th, 2011. Members had recently been shuffled from previous PIT House Teams Senator, Darling, and Lethal Kitty. Lucas Zachary Hazlett and Micah Sherman were new House Team Members when the team was created.
Their first show took place on January 12th, 2011 to a sold out audience at The Peoples Improv Theater. Their last show was on January 25th, 2012.
The name Stranger is a direct reference from the first show the team performed together, when they were still unnamed. In their first group game together as a team, every member of Stranger played a band-mate to a drunken Billy Joel trying unsuccesfully to record tracks for his eventual 1977 album "The Stranger".
On Saturday, June 25th, 2011, Stranger filled in for Big Black Car on their 8pm showcase. To date, Stranger, Big Black Car and The Baldwins are the only PIT-developed talent to perform in this featured showcase timeslot.
Improvising with a Stranger
Stranger was Lucas Zachary Hazlett, Erick Hellwig, Bradford Jordan, Chris Roberti, Micah Sherman, Rob Stern, Phil Wells and Michelle Wolf when it was assembled. Over the waining months of the team's run people left the team. On January 25th, the only remaining members of the team were Hazlett, Hellwig, Roberti and Stern, although all team members returned for their finale show.
- Lucas Zachary Hazlett is a member of Noboby's Token, Herschel, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Vein. He hosts Study Hall.
- Erick Hellwig is a member of Herschel, Darling, and American Human. He hosts New Team Lunacy.
- Bradford Jordan is a member of Swords, and formerly Party Lights and Senator.
- Chris Roberti is a member of New Excitement, and formerly Halfbear and Senator. He hosts Recess.
- Micah Sherman performs in The Scene.
- Rob Stern hosts Overload The Machine, and was formerly a member of Party Lights and Senator.
- Michelle Wolf hosts Fresh, and was formerly a member of Zoltar: The Future Telling Machine and Lethal Kitty.
- Phil Wells is a member of SidViscous!, and formerly Senator.