About Us

Why Reno?

"Because the mountains in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are lame. For this reason I live in Truckee, CA where the mountains are beautiful and abundant, but the improv is in short supply. Lets change that. The improv thing, not the mountains. I really do like those." -Michael Lewis, founder



The Cast of Empire Comedy

Michael Lewis

Owner and director of Empire Improv.

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Ben Craig

Empire teacher and Founder of Reno Improv

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Tim Dufrisne

Empire alumni now an improviser and stand up comedian in New York.

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Alex Marino

Co-Founder Magnet Theater New York

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