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Say hello to the five headliners who'll be appearing at Ed Improv Fest 2023

Shannon O'Neill

Shannon O'Neill

Shannon is a veteran performer of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and long time member of the NYC Improv community. She hosted and produced ASSSSCAT NYC for almost a decade and is a member of the legendary Stepfathers.

You’ve seen her in a lot of tv shows like Broad City, The Chris Gethard Show, High Maintenance, Difficult People, Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter and The Other Two. Her voice was dubbed over in an episode of Man Seeking Woman, which felt like rejection, but this show got her into SAG, so you gotta take what you can get.

You can see her take a dramatic turn in How To Fix a Drug Scandal on Netflix and the wonderful queer thriller Women Who Kill streaming somewhere. Google it!

Shannon loves dogs and will pet as many as she can wherever she goes.

Sebastian Conelli

SEBASTIAN is a NY-based comedian from Staten Island. He’s a cawfee from Dunkin kind of guy. Sebastian has appeared as a blue-collar worker on TV shows such as Search Party, The Last OG, and The Detour.


He has almost said a full sentence between all of them. He hosts a podcast called Loud About Nothing from his mothers basement.


She’s proud?

Sebastian Conelli
Sarah Claspell

Sarah Claspell

Sarah is an actor/comedian/writer living in Los Angeles. She has been featured on tv shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and written for Drunk History, Gizmodo, and many live shows at the UCB Theatre.


She performs regularly with improv team Cardinal Redbird, the sell-out variety show Asian AF, and various shows doing improv, sketch, and characters. She has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and SoHo Rep Theater in New York. Additionally, she has trained with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in London.


Sarah co-hosts the podcast Everything is Rent, a podcast with popular comedians or musical theater types talking about the Broadway musical Rent, of course.

Ryan Haney

Ryan is a veteran performer of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and long time member of the NYC Improv community. He was a regular performer of ASSSSCAT NYC and a beloved performer from the team Women & Men.


Achilles Stamatelaky

Achilles is a veteran performer of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and long time member of the NYC Improv community. He performed regularly in ASSSSCAT NYC.

Achilles Stamatelaky is a writer/performer/director who was born in The Philippines, moved to New York City with his family when he was 8, and loves writing bios in the third person.

He was a staff writer on Broad City and has developed multiple projects for internet, film, and TV, including an animated show for Ludacris on MTV, if you can believe it.

He has also been in national commercials for ESPN, Rocket Mortgage, and Ally Bank, among others.

He has been performing comedy since 2005 mainly at The UCB Theatre NY, where he was formerly the Associate Artistic Director and a veteran house team improviser and writer. He has taught improv and sketch at the UCB Training Center, as well as sitcom writing at NYU.

Most recently, he created, directed, and wrote CHRISTMAS DELIVERY, an Audible Original scripted series produced by Broadway Video, starring Gillian Jacobs and Sam Richardson. He also directed and co-wrote HIT JOB for Audible and BV. It was created by Eric Cunningham, and stars Keke Palmer and Pete Davidson.

He is a member of the Writer’s Guild East and SAG-AFTRA.

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