Beer Shark Mice
Los Angeles, CA
BeerSharkMice is a long form improvisational show that originated in Los Angeles. A forty to forty-five minute long show based on a suggestion of a location. The location is the starting point for an array of scenes where the players tag in to spin the scene in a new direction or wildly out of control to sometimes end up full circle where it all began.
A well respected group of Chicago men that learned the art of Improvising from iO, The Second City and Annoyance Theater.
- Chicago Improv Festival
- The Bentwood iO Improv Festival
- San Francisco Sketch Fest
- The Venetian Las Vegas
- The Second City 50th Anniversary Show
- The Los Angeles Improv Festival
- The Portland Improv Festival
- Austin Improv Fest
The name BeerSharkMice came from the mind of Neil Flynn. It doesn’t mean anything, he jokingly said it, and we said that’s perfect!
# Michael Coleman
Michael Coleman is an actor, known for How High (2001), American Wedding (2003) and Arrested Development (2003) & Drunk History on Comedy Central. Member of the improvisational group "Beer Shark Mice" along with David Koechner, Neil Flynn, Pat Finn and Peter Hulne. Plays bass guitar in the rock band Chuck Valiant.
Peter A. Hulne was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Battle of the Sexes (2017) and Elf (2003). He has an identical twin, Patrick Hulne, who still resides in Chicago and also acts on occasion with his brother when a job comes up. Member of the Improvisation Group Beer Shark Mice along with David Koechner, Neil Flynn, Mike Coleman & Pat Finn.
Pat Finn was born in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Patrick Cassidy Finn. He is an actor and writer, known for The Middle (2009), It's Complicated (2009) and I Am Chris Farley (2015). Graduate of Loyola Academy (High School) in Wilmette, Illinois. Alumnus of Second City of Chicago. Graduate of Marquette University. Member of the Improv Group "Beer Shark Mice" along with David Koechner, Neil Flynn, Michael Coleman and Peter A. Hulne. Rugby teammate of Chris Farley at Marquette University. Teaches an Improvisational Class at University of Colorado - Boulder.
Paul Vaillancourt is a writer, actor, director, producer and most of all improvisor who has been teaching and performing improv across the country for more than 25 years. He is a graduate of the Comedy Sportz Training Program in Virginia, the Second City Training Center in Chicago as well as the legendary iO in Chicago where he had the rare opportunity to study under the legendary Del Close. After his group, Bitter Noah, was selected to perform their signature piece, the Improvised Movie, at the US Comedy Arts festival Paul moved to Los Angeles and founded the iO West where he has been teaching, directing and performing (both written and improvised shows) ever since. During his time in Hollywood Paul has become a sought after improv coach, producer, writer and consultant working with many TV networks including Fox, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, History and Bravo to name a few. Recently, he also authored “The Triangle of the Scene: a simple, practical, powerful method for approaching improvisation” available on iBooks and Amazon Kindle. He is also the creator and host of Improv Tips on his YouTube channel PVImprov. Currently Paul is performing Man vs. Movie (the world’s only one-man improvised movie).