When you see posters at the theater, or something funny onstage Troy is likely involved. Troy has been with Blacktop over 3 years, and makes every show better. He also make Blacktop a more beautiful place with his graphic design skills. Troy opened up, and here's what he shared: How Long Have You Been Improvising? I have been doing Improv for a little over 3 years. I started at Blacktop Comedy doing the weekly Playground. Shortly after taking their Level 1 and 2 classes a couple times, I auditioned for the short form team. What's your favorite show at Blacktop? There are so many different shows at Blacktop it is hard to choose. The Shorties is a crowd favorite. I enjoy the Harold team Houdini. What sort of person is going to love this show? Blacktop has something for everyone. We do a kid friendly Family Show. Belly Laughs with real belly dancers. Short form & long form improv. So, if you want to be entertained, this is the place. What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage? Depends on who's standing next to me in the dark green room. What makes a good scene partner? A good scene partner is someone who listens and supports. Has a "Yes, and..." attitude. What is the best improv advice you ever received? Don't try to be funny. It's the quickest way to disconnect you from your partners and the audience. Do you have any pets? I love dogs and have always had one. I have a large Boarder Collie named Duke. Lucky he is cute, because he isn't real smart. Have you ever given someone a handmade present? What was it? I give handmade presents all the time. I am a Graphic Designer and run a high end digital printing studio. It's good to be able to create your gifts and customize peoples houses and cars or whatever. What is your favorite book? Why? The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Helps calm an overactive mind. Something I have dealt with my whole life. Also teaches you to live in the "Now" which is the only way to do Improv. #btc #improvcomedy #rocklin #roseville #fun #saturdaynight #Loomis #datenight #actorslife #funny #lol #truestory #interview