Meet The Partners & Staff Of Voodoo Comedy

Nick ArmstrongNick Armstrong – Co-Owner & General Manager

Nick Armstrong is an Actor, Improvisor and Writer living in Los Angeles, CA. On TV Nick has been on the Emmy-Award winning shows The Office and Grey’s Anatomy. He has also made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, New Girl, Stan Against Evil, Brooklyn Nine Nine and Parks and Recreation. He has also sold and written TV shows on numerous networks including TruTv, A&E and more.

Nick has trained at The Groundlings and iO West. He is an alum of The Sunday Company at the Groundlings and currently performs at the M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater with LA’s Critically Acclaimed Harold team King Ten and County Line. Nick is currently the Artistic Director of Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater and teaches and performs there and is also Co-Owner of Voodoo Comedy in Denver. He has also taught improv at iO West, The Groundlings, The Pack Theater and has done workshops all over the world.

Nick is also the Camp Director and Founder of Camp Improv Utopia a a 501(c) (3) Non Profit improv retreat for grown ups. He is also one of the founding members of the The Improv Network.

Josh Nicols Josh Nicols – Co-Owner & Artistic Director

Josh Nicols, an LA Native has been a professional improv teacher, producer and performer for over 20 years. He has studied under instructors from iO West & Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, Groundlings, UCB, Second City & The Pack Theater. Josh is the creator of Spectacles Improv Engine’s unique focus based curriculum. He has performed and taught around the country and abroad. He is the Artistic Diretor/ Co-owner of Voodoo Comedy in Denver as well as the head counselor for Camp ImprovUtopia. Josh was the improv teacher at Mater Dei High School, He also served as the Training Center Director at the Westside Comedy Theater, prior to that he was the Artistic Director/ Co-Owner of Spectacles Improv Engine in Fullerton Ca. He created and directed 7 years of The Orange County Improv Festival and founder and former director of the The Improv Cup.

Steve Wilder Steve Wilder – Founder, Co-Owner & CTO

Steve Wilder is the founder and co-owner of Voodoo Comedy, and he has been teaching, improvising and performing for 26 years.  An alumnus of iO West and Second City Hollywood, Steve has performed with and studied under Michael Pollock, musical director of Second City Hollywood and the premier improv accompanist in the country, and Shulie Cowen, the founder and director of Opening Night: The Improvised Musical in Hollywood.  Steve has also studied and performed with improv luminaries such as Craig Cackowski, Susan Messing, David Razowsky, Armando Diaz, Karen Graci, Dave Hill, Eric Hunicutt, Jack McBrayer, Kevin McDonald, and many others.

In addition to Voodoo Comedy, Steve is CTO and Co-Executive Producer for The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, where he personally manages 5 locations and manages the website for all 75+ cities nationwide.  Steve is also founder and director of Hit and Run: Musical Improv, which is now in its 15th straight year of performing improvised musicals, and the longest continually running longform improv show in Colorado.

Steve’s first stage role was the lead in “Robby The Robot” (age 5); he once shared a green room with Eric Idle; and he once auditioned for the Muppets.

Steve’s comedy festival and improv festival performing & teaching credits include: Los Angeles Improv Festival, New York Musical Improv Festival, New York Improv Festival, Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, Montreal Improv Festival, Duke City Improv Festival, Denver Improv Festival, Colorado Improv Festival.

Lizz Mathews Lizz Mathews – Volunteer Coordinator

Lizz Mathews started her stage career in the role of a skunk (forest creature ensemble) in a production of Snow White at age 5. She continued to do scripted work throughout her formative years in her hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan, until she discovered and fell in love with improv comedy in 2004. She was a founding member of her first improv team, Crawlspace Eviction, and helped start the Kalamazoo Improv Festival which has now been running for over 10 years! She was also a founding member of her college improv team at Western Michigan University, which she went on to coach for years after graduation. Lizz is lucky to have had the opportunity to study improv with some of the world’s best improvisers around the country and has worked and performed in improv clubs and shows across the northeast, Midwest, and (most recently) Denver, where she has lived since 2017. Lizz currently works as the intern manager at Voodoo Comedy and is an instructor at the Voodoo Comedy Training Center. You can find Lizz coaching, producing, and performing in show’s around Denver, including two teams close to her heart: Laugh Track and District 9. Improv is Lizz’s biggest passion in life because she believes all the tools that are necessary to be the best person possible are the same tools that are taught and used in improv. She has been meaning to take up knitting, but just can’t get the hang of it.

Chris Teregis

Chris Teregis – Bar Manager

Chris is a veteran/alum of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, iOWest, and Nerdist schools of improv in Los Angeles, California. There, he studied with Matt Besser, Colton Dunn, Jon Gabrus, Rich Talarico, Will McLaughlin, Julie Brister, Johnny Meeks, Ptolemy Slocum, Mike Still, Scott Rodgers, Monika Smith and a bunch of other hilarious people. Chris has worked as a producer for Discovery Digital Networks and Playboy Online, working on shows like The New Show, Rev3Games, and Animalist News. He has written and starred in two feature films that have won over 47 awards at film festivals across the United States. He also helped open the Grafenberg Theater, where he taught their core curriculum, produced their Tuesday night improv tournaments, and performed as a mainstay on their Friday and Saturday night shows. You can see him performing around Denver with Laserwolf, Cat Tickle, and Thunderf*ck. His cat’s name is Charlie Bagelcheese, his favorite food is chips & salsa, and his favorite film is Ghostbusters.

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Frank Haas – Technical Director

Frank has been with the Voodoo from the beginning back in 2011 advising on the construction of the Voodoo and designing and leading the construction of the stage and many of the technical elements in the theater. Frank has also been a part of the Denver improv community since 2002. He is a two time graduate of the Bovine School of Improv and was the Technical Director of Bovine Metropolis from 2004-2009 where he provided tech and performed in countless improv shows (On The Spot, Sketchers, The Generals, among many others) and over 20 Bovine Sketch shows. He has also provided improv tech for groups such as Second City, ACE, Impulse Theater, The RIP, Denver Improv Festival, The Colorado Improv Festival and 2 seasons of Cult Following at DCPA’s Off-Center program. In addition to improv, Frank was the Lighting Designer for Vintage Theater’s productions of Grapes of Wrath, Government Inspector, and Shadowlands (2014 Marlowe Award winner for Best Light Design) as well as Avenue Theaters String Of Pearls, and A Day For Grace by Doug Vincent and Sam Llanas.  Frank is currently in his 5th year as Sound Department staff at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theater Company and a proud member of IATSE Local 7.  Frank has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Theater from Metropolitan State University of Denver. A fun bit of history, the proscenium arch that frames the stage is originally from Littleton Town Hall Arts Center’s production of The Producers.

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Billie Vollmer – Administrative Assistant

Headshot & bio coming soon!