About Us

10422346_830085863694185_3762677811474268675_n

Full Disclosure Comedy was born in early 2015 in Knoxville, TN out of a shared desire to bring long-form improvisation to Knoxville. After months of practicing and teaching themselves the art of long form, they decided it was finally time to get up on their feet in front of an audience. Full Disclosure had their first performance in May of 2015. In July of 2015 they began performing monthly, then bi-monthly until April of 2017, at The Open Chord / All Things Music in Knoxville.  In June of 2017, Full Disclosure will begin performing at Modern Studio (109 W Anderson Ave, Knoxville TN).

Full Disclosure Comedy’s goal is to bring people together for laughs and overall general merriment by providing the Knoxville community with an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a night of comedy, and potentially even snort beer out of their noses (it helps clear the sinuses).

Full Disclosure Comedy learned improv from the following comedy Bibles: “Truth in Comedy” by Del Close, Charna Halpern, & Kim Howard Johnson, as well as “The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual” by Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh.

Yellow Rose Productions produced performances for Full Disclosure Comedy from 2015-2017.  For the full performance schedule, check out their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fulldisclosurecomedy.

 

Our Deets


Full Disclosure Comedy performs the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Open Chord / All Things Music in Knoxville.

Past Festival Performances:

Third Coast Improv Festival
Nashville, TN | Oct. 23 and 24, 2015

Scruffy City Comedy Festival
Knoxville, TN | Nov. 13-15, 2015

Gatlinburg Improv Fest
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Gatlinburg, TN | March 4 and 5, 2016

18th Annual Del Close Marathon
Theater for the New City
New York City, NY | June 24-26, 2016

Third Coast Improv Festival
Nashville, TN | Nov. 3-5, 2016

Scruffy City Comedy Festival
Knoxville, TN | Nov. 4-6, 2016

Gatlinburg Improv Fest
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
Gatlinburg, TN | March 3 and 4, 2017

Atlanta Improv Festival
The Village Theatre
Atlanta, GA | May 11-13, 2017

19th Annual Del Close Marathon
Theater for the New City
New York City, NY | June 23-25, 2017

Booking now for corporate or private events.
Follow us on social media for information on upcoming performances.


Meet the Performers

Rollin Prince

Rollin is an actor, improviser, acting/improv teacher, property manager, and full-time dad of his two daughters. He’s a born-and-raised Knoxvillian. Rollin believes that Improv comedy is insanely fun and is a worthwhile art to pursue in this day and age. Oh yeah, what we’re living in (let me tell ya). It’s a wonder man can eat at all. When things are big that should be small. Who can tell what magic spells we’ll be doing for us. And I’m giving all my love to this world. Only to be told: I can’t see, I can’t breathe, No more will we be. And nothing’s going to change the way we live. ‘Cause we can always take but never give. And now that things are changing for the worse, see, its a crazy world we’re living in.


Mark Jennings

Mark Jennings is an expert improviser having now read nearly three books on the subject and performed in front of literally dozens of people in the full year he has been practicing the art. Growing up in a military family, he moved 12 times before going to college and had a much more difficult childhood than you did. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Journalism major and also studied theatre. A classically trained actor, Mark has studied and performed most of his life by memorizing things other people have written down for him. Favorite roles include: Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Lt. Daniel Kaffee (A Few Good Men), and The Kid Who Kissed Dale Dickey (A Streetcar Named Desire). He considers improvisation one of the most rewarding disciplines he has ever attempted.


Joshua Lampley

Joshua Lampley is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he graduated with a degree in Journalism and minors in Theatre and Cinema Studies. During his time on campus, he co-created UT’s longest running sketch comedy show, Not A Sport Show, which nobody watched except his friends and family. He now performs with Full Disclosure comedy, where he practices improvisation each week, which he then uses to have cordial conversations at work in attempts to get a promotion. Despite not getting the promotion, Lampley feels like the best is yet to come and plans to improvise every conversation he has for he rest of his life, in hopes of it paying off monetarily.


Billy Kyle Roach

Billy Kyle is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Theatre Degree, which basically means he’s decided making money is overrated. BK has been doing improv for over a year, and has been involved in various television and stage productions. BK is incredibly grateful for all the members of Full Disclosure for putting up with his random, often nonsensical, ramblings and humoring him with laughter. BK loves sharing long form improv with as many people as he can.

Past Members:

KERRI KOCZEN – Chicago, IL
Kerri is a young theater professional originally hailing from the Island of Long, New York. She earned her undergraduate degree in theater from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, and soon after moved to NYC where she attended The Circle In the Square Theater Conservatory in midtown. She eventually teamed up with Danielle Roos, and has been a part of Yellow Rose Productions in Knoxville, TN since January, 2014. In addition to producing, writing and performing in their original play, “Princess Cut”, Kerri is a creator and Artistic Director of long-form improv comedy troupe, Full Disclosure Comedy. She is convinced that theatre is one of the best ways to cultivate empathy, and comedy is the best way to cure a bad attitude.

MALORIE CUNNINGHAM – New York City, NY
There are few things in life that people get to feel really truly passionate about. For Malorie, that is improv. Malorie started doing improv in 2010 and never looked back. She has been with FDC since its creation, performing at multiple venues across East Tennessee as well as several comedy and improve festivals around the Southeast. When Malorie became a news producer, she decided to mix her love for comedy and writing and began creating sketches and screenplays. She also continued to devour any information on these subjects. Full Disclosure is self-taught on the UCB Comedy Improvisational Manual and “Truth in Comedy” by Charna Halpern, Del Close, and Kim Howard Johnson. These have proven invaluable in both Malorie’s improv career and in her life.

KRISTEN BALLARD – New York City, NY
Kristen (Sergeant OF Arms) is a writer and performer from Lexington, KY.  She has a BA in Theatre from Transylvania University. It’s a real school, google it.  She has also taken a class at Second City in Chicago.  Directing the Silly T. Scholars Sketch Comedy Group, acting in commercial work with Screen Artists Talent and acting on stage with Yellow Rose are part of her other theatrical experiences in the past few years. She currently makes a living as a personal trainer, paid a lot of money for her yoga pants, and has no regrets as long as she doesn’t think about it too hard. Most importantly, Kristen would like to apologize to all who witnessed her first improvised stage performance that one summer day at the coffee shop – she would have worn cuter underwear (and maybe a belt) if she had known her pants were going to fall down during that one scene.

TRAVIS DONAHOO – Chicago, IL
Travis is a competitive athlete turned competent funny man. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN, he earned a baseball scholarship and attended Young Harris College (in Young Harris, GA) for four years, earning a BA in English and Creative Writing and a minor in Communication. His time in Georgia at an end, he returned home and began his pursuit of comedy. After extensive training with Knoxville’s short form comedy troupe, Einstein Simplified, and long form troupe, Full Disclosure, he took to the stage in the summer of 2015, performing with both groups and giggling every step of the way. In January of 2016, he brought his love of comedy with him to the blustery metropolis of Chicago where he is currently progressing through the improv programs at Second City and the iO Theater. Travis is an original member of Full Disclosure Comedy and is more than thankful for every moment he’s had, and will have, with the group. He knows Knoxville will always welcome him home.

Pictures!

Videos!




*Full Disclosure Comedy learned improv from the following comedy Bibles: “Truth in Comedy” by Del Close, Charna Halpern, & Kim Howard Johnson, as well as  “The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual” by Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh