WSR Comedy Troupe


Andy Buel is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and has enjoyed being a member of WSRep Comedy for the past 2 years. By day, he works at the Museum of Science and Industry making slime. At night, he transforms into a starving actor performing all across the Chicagoland area. Fun fact: I drive 40 miles to get to the Raue. But I would drive 500 miles, and I would drive 500 more, just to be the man that drives 1000 miles and improv at your door.


Trace Gamache
is an alumna of McHenry County College and Illinois State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in performance art. Trace made her debut at age 8 and fell in love with the stage. Since graduating she’s had the opportunity to reach audiences in Bloomington and Richmond Illinois as well as New York City. Her recent addition to the WSRep Comedy has been incredibly rewarding as a new challenge and learning experience. Laugh loud and prosper!


Matt Hellyer lives in perpetual contradiction with himself, having trained for years to Be Prepared as well as to Prepare Nothing at All, having proudly attained the rare ranks of Eagle Scout and Paid Improviser in the process. In pursuit of the laughter he’s after, Matt contributes his body, voice, and pen to the endless endeavor of entertainment.

While collecting royalties from his acclaimed “one scene you really had to be there for,” Matt has resolved to perform with WSRep Comedy until Doomsday Eve. He lives part-time in Crazytown and moonlights as an inept private eye.


David Marr
David Marr
grew up watching comedians like Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams and admired their style of comedy and impersonation. He’s been involved with theater and the performing arts since childhood. He enjoys improvisation and is learning a lot from the group. He hopes you’ll have as much fun watching as he has performing.



As an emerald pearl Virgo born under a Cancer moon, April Noel performed for loved ones since she was able to resight Fraggle Rock quotes. Even reportedly serenaded her mother with Whitney Houston’s Always Love You regularly. April is now no stranger to treading the boards and in 2018 decided to audition for the WSRep Comedy. After a very fun audition and a grueling waiting period, she was cast! April has loved being able to bring joy, laughter and the occasional “oh geez” to her audiences. “For without you we wouldn’t be starving artists; we would just be starving.”


Dave Weiser has been performing improv since the Crusades and he killed… literally!!  He started his improv education at the Second City Northwest with teachers like Nia Vardalos and Ian Gomez (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). He went on to the Second City Conservatory in Chicago with teachers like Don De Pollo and Michael Gellman, working with such nobodies like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler before SNL. Since becoming a family man, Dave has performed with the Schaumburg Time Travelers, the Improv Playhouse House Team in Libertyville for over 7 years and his own IMPROV Group of Radio Stars- POP CULTURE POWER RADIO. Dave’s proudest moment is performing “JewBonics” to thousands of people at a Christian concert at Navy Pier.  Dave is pleased to perform improv on stage and throughout his other lives. Improv makes your life seem not so serious. To quote Auntie Mame, “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” And now, Back to the Crusades!!