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Dave Sawyer (@ddsawyer) is a comedy actor, improviser, and sketch writer. He has been performing at ImprovBoston for the last 10 years and is an alumni of the ImprovBoston Mainstage cast.
Dave has performed at over 30 comedy festivals including the San Francisco Improv Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (Austin), Baltimore Improv Festival, and the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater. His international festival appearances include the Tokyo Impro Festival, ImprovFest Ireland (Dublin), Barcelona Improv Festival, the Slapdash Festival (London, UK), Vancouver International Improv Festival, and the ImproSport Festival in Puerto Rico where he performed in spanish alongside competing acts from Mexico, South America, and Spain.
He has directed numerous shows at ImprovBoston including Ginsburg - a former team at IB's Harold Night, and Neutrino - an improvised video format.
Dave also an instructor in improv and sketch writing at the ImprovBoston Comedy School and is the former program coordinator for the popular YAP (Yes And Practice) drop-in workshops. He has taught workshops at numerous festivals including the Toronto Improv Festival, the Santa Cruz Improv Festival, the Slapdash Festival (UK), and La Semaine De L’Impro (France).
His two-man sketch comedy show, Sawyer & Hurley, was the headlining act at Philly Sketchfest and has been featured at The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Montreal Sketchfest, and The NYC Sketch Festival. Off stage, Dave has appeared in industrial and commercial videos for national brands such as Staples, Hood, Coors Light, and tech companies such as Pegasystems, Iron Mountain, and Nuance Communications.
He an associate producer of the Women in Comedy Festival, a Tennessee Squire, an associate member of the Society of American Magicians, and a graduate of the Second City Conservatory.