Founding Member. Cary received a Bachelors in Theatre from Kansas State University, specializing in performance, improvisation, and creative arts therapy. Laughter is the best medicine, and play is the best prescription, so a career around creative arts’ education and mental health seemed like the best way to self-medicate and help others. Post-graduate work in Drama Therapy and Special Education push Cary to pursue the intersections of art, mental health, education, and social opportunity. Continuing to always perform, some favorite performance pieces have included: The North Plan, Dancing at Lughnasa, Les Miserables, Godspell, Seascape, and Almost, Maine.
Founding member. Dan is a graduate from Colorado State University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. After college, he just couldn’t get enough of that theatre, so he’s been performing in various shows at Openstage & Bas Bleu ever since. Dan spends his free time looking for jokes, playing various instruments, going to the movies, finding new music, and referring to himself in the third person. Dan likes that.
Heather Ostberg Johnson
Founding member. Heather Ostberg Johnson is a Comedy Brewer by night and a juggler by day. Juggler of teaching and running La-De-Da Performing Arts, producing the Fort Collins Fringe Festival, clowning around and making theatre, and some other things that make money. Born and raised in New Hampshire to a big family, she was fed a steady diet of apples and maple syrup. She was too weird for Fort Collins and so currently resides over yonder in Laporte. She cohabitates with her rockstar of a husband, Reed; dog, Kanga; chickens, who’s names won’t be listed as they may no longer be alive when you read this. Heather loves jigsaw puzzles, blueberries, and polar fleece.
Founding member. David started performing improv in 1988 and has never lost the bug. He is also a stage actor dating back to 1985, David has appeared in over 60 productions and played roles in shows from Shakespeare to Mamet as well as some commercials and an indie film. He was the artistic director of Radiostarimpov.com improv podcast and even had a brief stint at ComedySportz in Minneapolis. He is an avid homebrewer, strategy gamer, ingress hacker, and soccer coach to a covey of 4rd-grade girls.
Founding Member. JMac came to Colorado in 2004 from New Jersey. She found her passion for improv in 2008 when she began performing improv at the Avenue Theatre in Denver. Soon after, she dove head-first into the local theatre scene in Fort Collins and has had the pleasure of performing in multiple productions with OpenStage Theatre Co., Bas Bleu Theatre Co., PopUp Theatre and The Fort Collins Fringe Festival. Jess is also a Co-Producer of the Fort Collins Fringe Festival, Co-Founder of The Story Bakers (an assembly program), and a maker at her little Etsy Shop, JMacMade. Her favorite thing she’s made lately, though, is her and her husband’s tiny human, Abby. She likes Rob, Abby, and her pup Tillie quite a bit.
Alex has been doing improv since 1999. He has been a cast member of notorious improv groups such as Mandatory Safety Meeting, T.W.I.G., Day Job, Worlds Best Variety Show, Neutrino Boston, and now, The Comedy Brewers. Alex has trained at world famous improv meccas The Second City traveling ensemble and iO in Chicago and learned from gurus Armando Diaz, Susan Messing, and Joe Bill. Alex was a creator, writer, and actor in the webisode, Funemployed Chicago. Alex is a social worker and lives in Fort Collins with his wife and two children.
Alex Forbes is a Loveland native and has previously performed as Mary Warren in “The Crucible” and CB’s Sister in “Dog Sees God” with Harrington Arts Alliance. She made her professional theater debut this past Fall as Jane Eyre in The Catamounts production of “You On the Moors Now”. Alex is incredibly excited to join Comedy Brewers and keep Northern Colorado laughing with this fantastic group of improvisers!
Jack A. Rogers
Jack A. Rogers is not a founding member of the Comedy Brewers. He has never founded anything and is much more likely to be lost, than found. Jack received his BFA in Acting with a double minor in music and dance from Long Island University. He started doing improv in 1994 and worked with several NYC based comedy troupes. Jack has won multiple awards for his performance work, which has taken him from dive bars to arenas and everywhere in between including stints Off-Broadway, in National tours, and regional theaters. His most important role these days is husband to Francesca, and Daddy to Grace, Liza, and Coltrane. Jack is ecstatic to be in cahoots with the amazing teammates and friends he has found in the Comedy Brewers. Maybe he actually found something after all.