The Stepfathers

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An longform improv comedy group in New York City. They perform Fridays at 9:00pm at the UCBT.

Their current format, as of writing, is two sets. The first is a montage. The second is undefined and grows organically out of how the players edit or build the scenes. Recent examples include: scenes always edited by calling out shifts in space and time; a show where we cut back and forth between a man, a woman, and a midwife during birth and their hallucinations inside the woman's womb as they're led around by conjoined twin fetuses; and a set of scenes that followed Chris and Silvija's characters as playing poor teenagers trying to have sex as more and more obstacles are thrown their way. The Stepfathers are akin to a tortoise with TNT secretly wired to its underbelly: it's fucking insane and it always ends with a face-melting, blood-shitting bang.


Current: Michael Delaney, Chris Gethard, Will Hines, Bobby Moynihan, Shannon O'Neill, Silvija Ozols, Connor Ratliff, Andrew Secunda and Zach Woods.

Silvija Ozols debuted in February 2007.

Will Hines and Shannon O'Neill debuted with The Stepfathers on September 28, 2007.

Andrew Secunda joined in October 2008.

Founding members: Michael Delaney, Chris Gethard, Bobby Moynihan Billy Merritt, Peter Gwinn, Brian Huskey.

Christina Gausas was also a long-time member.