THE OTH PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE 

The OTH Performance Ensemble represents the diversity, skill and talent within Only The Human.

The OTH team have studied at improv institutions and conferences around the world, including iO (Chicago), Second City (Chicago/Toronto), The Pack Theatre (Los Angeles), The UCB (New York, Los Angeles), Impro Australia (Sydney), Improvention (Canberra).

  Sonny Yang   Sonny began performing stand-up in 2014, quickly gaining a reputation as being one of WA's most eccentric and wholly original comedians, known for his distinct absurdist style and 'take-no-prisoners' attitude. In 2016, he took out awards for Best Writer, Best Joke and Comic's Choice at the annual Perth Comedy Awards. In 2017, he premiered his show 'Sonny Yang vs Fringe' to sold-out crowds and critical acclaim at the Perth Fringe World Festival and performed in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as part of the 'Perth Comedy Roadtrip'.  He made his first foray into improvised comedy joining OTH in 2015 and has since been an invaluable member of the performance ensemble.

Sonny Yang

Sonny began performing stand-up in 2014, quickly gaining a reputation as being one of WA's most eccentric and wholly original comedians, known for his distinct absurdist style and 'take-no-prisoners' attitude. In 2016, he took out awards for Best Writer, Best Joke and Comic's Choice at the annual Perth Comedy Awards. In 2017, he premiered his show 'Sonny Yang vs Fringe' to sold-out crowds and critical acclaim at the Perth Fringe World Festival and performed in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as part of the 'Perth Comedy Roadtrip'.

He made his first foray into improvised comedy joining OTH in 2015 and has since been an invaluable member of the performance ensemble.

  Jaleesa Maher   Jaleesa Maher is an improviser and teacher with Only The Human. Jaleesa joined OTH in early 2016 after a friend asked her to come along to an improv class one fateful Friday night.  Jaleesa has performed improv with OTH at many comedy shows and in many Perth rooms, including The Comedy Underground, the Feminist Comedy Night, Perth FringeWorld 2017, Comedy Lounge, Infinite Jest, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and sometimes in public where it’s really not appropriate to perform improv.  She has recently studied improv intensively for two months at The Second City in Toronto.  When not improvising withOTH, Jaleesa can be found watching YouTube vlogs and ranting about the patriarchy to anyone who will listen.  

Jaleesa Maher

Jaleesa Maher is an improviser and teacher with Only The Human. Jaleesa joined OTH in early 2016 after a friend asked her to come along to an improv class one fateful Friday night.

Jaleesa has performed improv with OTH at many comedy shows and in many Perth rooms, including The Comedy Underground, the Feminist Comedy Night, Perth FringeWorld 2017, Comedy Lounge, Infinite Jest, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and sometimes in public where it’s really not appropriate to perform improv.

She has recently studied improv intensively for two months at The Second City in Toronto.

When not improvising withOTH, Jaleesa can be found watching YouTube vlogs and ranting about the patriarchy to anyone who will listen.  

  Tony Woods   Coming Soon

Tony Woods

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  Claudia Fuentes-Beltran   Coming Soon

Claudia Fuentes-Beltran

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  Amri Mshiro   Coming Soon

Amri Mshiro

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  Nathan Blumenthal   Nathan is a writer and improviser who has been performing improv off and on for over 15 years. Originally from the States, he started out at ComedySportz before moving to Los Angeles and performing improv and sketch comedy with The Upright Citizens Brigade and iO West. Now, after a short break and a long flight, he's excited to be a part of OTH and Perth's growing improv community.

Nathan Blumenthal

Nathan is a writer and improviser who has been performing improv off and on for over 15 years. Originally from the States, he started out at ComedySportz before moving to Los Angeles and performing improv and sketch comedy with The Upright Citizens Brigade and iO West. Now, after a short break and a long flight, he's excited to be a part of OTH and Perth's growing improv community.

  Jay Overington   Jay discovered improv in 2016, at a show on a tiny stage in a dingy basement somewhere in Perth. He instantly fell in love with the drama and excitement of making characters and whole worlds up on the spot, and started taking improv classes the very next week.  Jay has since become a huge nerd and has studied and performed improv with Only The Human and other Perth outfits, as well as iO theatre, Bill Arnett, and Jimmy Carrane in Chicago. He likes his improv truthful, bold, and playful, and draws inspiration from such disparate areas as philosophy and clown.  Jay also likes cocktails and stationery.

Jay Overington

Jay discovered improv in 2016, at a show on a tiny stage in a dingy basement somewhere in Perth. He instantly fell in love with the drama and excitement of making characters and whole worlds up on the spot, and started taking improv classes the very next week.

Jay has since become a huge nerd and has studied and performed improv with Only The Human and other Perth outfits, as well as iO theatre, Bill Arnett, and Jimmy Carrane in Chicago. He likes his improv truthful, bold, and playful, and draws inspiration from such disparate areas as philosophy and clown.

Jay also likes cocktails and stationery.

  Rory Machell   Rory Machell is an Improviser, Stand up, Sketch Writer, Actor, Podcaster, Ex-Radio Host, Playwright, Stage Performer & Host. He’s also 60 Feet tall & made from solid gold, when he’s not performing he’s putting important things off.

Rory Machell

Rory Machell is an Improviser, Stand up, Sketch Writer, Actor, Podcaster, Ex-Radio Host, Playwright, Stage Performer & Host. He’s also 60 Feet tall & made from solid gold, when he’s not performing he’s putting important things off.

  Aden Date   Aden Date is an improviser, writer, and producer. He has been studying and performing improvised comedy for over five years.  He is passionate about improvisation that tells diverse, inclusive stories and believes in the power of comedy to bring about social change.  When not performing, Aden is an Arts, Media, & Social Impact professional. He is currently working on a major national campaign with ABC TV and a performing arts technology start-up.  Aden is the Director of Only the Human.

Aden Date

Aden Date is an improviser, writer, and producer. He has been studying and performing improvised comedy for over five years.

He is passionate about improvisation that tells diverse, inclusive stories and believes in the power of comedy to bring about social change.

When not performing, Aden is an Arts, Media, & Social Impact professional. He is currently working on a major national campaign with ABC TV and a performing arts technology start-up.

Aden is the Director of Only the Human.

  Alex Christophers    Alex discovered improv in 2017 through OTH and started perfoming it on stage as fast as he could.  Alex has since been writing, acting and has gained many names and titles such as The Golden Boy, The West Coast Warrior and The Long Form Champion (all self given).   

Alex Christophers

Alex discovered improv in 2017 through OTH and started perfoming it on stage as fast as he could.

Alex has since been writing, acting and has gained many names and titles such as The Golden Boy, The West Coast Warrior and The Long Form Champion (all self given).

 

  Chloe King   Coming Soon

Chloe King

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  Dean Lovatt   Dean Lovatt is a highly versatile actor with extensive theatrical experience. Dean has a unique flair for comedy and improvisation with the ability to cater his performances to an audience of any age. Dean has been working professionally since 2008 and in that time has found himself in a wide variety of roles both on and off stage. . Dean also has extensive experience in the field of Childrens Theatre and Puppetry, making him uniquely qualified for any role in this field.  Dean is a charismatic, career minded, driven performer and a genuine asset to any project he is involved in. 

Dean Lovatt

Dean Lovatt is a highly versatile actor with extensive theatrical experience. Dean has a unique flair for comedy and improvisation with the ability to cater his performances to an audience of any age. Dean has been working professionally since 2008 and in that time has found himself in a wide variety of roles both on and off stage. . Dean also has extensive experience in the field of Childrens Theatre and Puppetry, making him uniquely qualified for any role in this field.  Dean is a charismatic, career minded, driven performer and a genuine asset to any project he is involved in.