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Our Vision

  • More comedy in the South Peninsula. You shouldn't have to travel to SF or Oakland to see or perform in great shows.

  • A world-class performance education program. In addition to improv, we’ll be teaching and producing sketch comedy. We’ll also be bringing in teachers occasional workshops to round out your education.

  • A supportive community. There will be so many chances to grow, learn, perform, and create create opportunity together.


About Chris Griswold

Chris Griswold is the founder and academic director of Thunderbolt Comedy.

A performer and teacher for more than 20 years, Chris has worked with hundreds of groups and thousands of students. He has taught in-person and remotely with solo clients and groups worldwide.

His students have gone on to write, direct, or star in such things as Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Silicon Valley, New Girl, The President Show, Inside Amy Schumer, and Broadways’ Stuffed.

Chris trained extensively with the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center and the Annoyance Theater. He worked as registrar and diversity liaison at the UCB Training Center and was a house performer at Annoyance. Chris writes and acts, appearing in a variety of comedy videos, commercials, and PSAs and co-writing TEDx Talks.

Chris teaches private workshops for business and conferences in topics such as branding, team-building, and creativity training. He is available for private coaching in relational and social skills for public speaking, networking, and dating.

He is currently writing a book on improv.


About Thunderbolt Comedy

Thunderbolt Comedy began in 2016 as a way to bring top-notch comedy classes to Brooklyn. Although improv is a team sport, it’s a personal pursuit, so TC students are individually assessed and guided in their development.

Classes and productions have included:

  • The Thunderbolt Comedy House Teams

  • Harry Potter: Improvised

  • Curiosity Box: A Sex-Positive Variety Show

  • The Improvised Superhero Movie

  • Improvised Tales from the Crypt

  • The Dollhouse: An Original Improv Form

  • Indie Harold Night at the legendary Creek and the Cave

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