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Mike Griffin

Mike Griffin started his acting career in the fourth grade when he got his first laugh by intentionally falling off of the front of the stage. Upon hearing the audience's response, he quickly realized that physical comedy was...well...funny.

After a few years in school theater as well as community theater, he perfected his techniques. The highlight of his career was when he played the role of the Royal Shoe Fitter in the Cinderella play where upon smelling a damsel's foot, she kicked him in the head. He has never been the same since.

Mike is a teacher in Bridgewater, NJ.

Phil Hochman

Phil Hochman is one of the original members of the the group, and the oldest. He is semi--retired from his position in sales and has a degree - a BS in BS. He has been performing since the middle 60's in community theater, off-off broadway, films, and commercials.

Phil enjoys making people laugh,no matter what, and is a maven on almost anything, just ask him. He now does standup comedy and is available for parties, birthdays, and conceptions.

He resides in Plainfield, NJ with his third and last wife, Karen..

Michele Kerekes

Born to the luckiest parents on earth 12/21/1962 I continue to bring constant joy and laughter to those who surround me. Blessed with 2 boys (who also think I'm hysterical) I am in the flooring industry and use my humour to make sales. Trust me, it helps.

I have been with the Improvables now for 7 years and must say it's the best decision they ever made!

David Kritz

Dave spends much of his time with his software business, occasionally taking time out to work on a web site for an improv troupe. He enjoys skiing, backpacking, traveling, photography, and unloading the dishwasher.

Dave's acting career ended abruptly when he graduated from high school in 1985, but was fortunate enough to be able to join The Improvables in 2004. He has been a regular performer with the troupe ever since.

Roberta Maher

Roberta teaches music for a living and so, you might say, Improv is a way of life. Every day she has a captive audience. However, if you ask her students, I doubt they would ever think she deserves laughter or applause.

She started her acting career in the 2nd grade performing as a princess in a play which she has seemed to block from her memory. For years Roberta studied acting with Joe Ross and performed with local theater groups. She did some professional theater before she decided to get a "real" job.

Randi Schweriner

Randi Schweriner started acting formally at Cedarbrook Middle School with a fabulous rendition of an ugly step sister in "The Final Dress Rehearsal." Years passed. She studied at McCarter Theatre in Princeton. More years passed. Here we are. She attributes the sparkling, comedic personality she brings to the Improvables to countless bad dates.

In addition to Improv, she enjoys Alphabetizing, Baking, Crosswords, Dancing, Eagles - Football, Gilmore Girls, Humor, Ice cream, Jocularity, Kids (mine), Lox, M*A*S*H, Nougat, Otters, Politics, Quiet, Reading, Stand-up paddleboards, Traveling, Underwear, Variety, Writing, Xeroxing, Yoga, and Zumba. She resides in Bridgewater with her husband (see Dave above) and their 2 amazing sons.


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The Improvables cast is deeply saddened by the passing of one of its original members, Howard Berkowitz, on March 19, 2009. We will miss his unique brand of humor and dry wit. Our thoughts are with his wife, Rose and the rest of his family.