How are you involved at SG?
I am a performer in Baby Cats, Sound Garden, and Swipe Right. I suppose I’m also a fan. I love watching other groups perform as well.
What brought you to SG?
The people… I saw former teachers and performers from Ad-Libs, where I used to perform, taking root at SG, and I decided to check it out. I love all of the different learning and performing opportunities. I enjoy being able to continue taking workshops, exploring different styles of performing, and working with new performers. I also love the passion for the art(s) that each of the instructors/coaches exude. It all makes the space a very positive and inclusive working/performing environment
What comedy project are you currently working on?
I am currently rehearsing for the world premiere of a play called Wait…Aren’t They Dead. It is at OnStage in Bedford, and it’s a crazy parody of the 1960’s hag horror film genre.
Who are your comedy idols?
This is tough. I really relate to and admire comedians with good physical comedy and interesting characters. Sure, smart, well written comedy is funny too, but I think it enhances the performance when there is a well developed character performing that material. Some examples of comedians that fit this description for me are: Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Kristen Wig, and Melissa McCarthy. I also enjoy Steve Carrell, Will Farrell, Jim Carrey, and Robin Williams. I don’t know why I separated them by gender…
What are your hobbies outside of comedy?
I perform ALL the time. I teach high school theatre, I am almost always in rehearsal for a play, I give comedic brewery tours, and I perform in murder mystery shows weekly. Other than performing… I have two dogs that like me to drive them around in the car, and I enjoy cooking.
What else is there to know about you?
I never know what to say on these things. I’m incredibly indecisive, which is weird to me, since improv relies so heavily on making fake decisions
Lynsey can be seen performing the first Friday of the month at 9:30 with Sound Garden, the second Friday at the month at 9:30 with her group Baby Cats, and the third Saturday of the month at 10 pm with Swipe Right: Comedy Dating Show. She can be found on Twitter at @Lhale5869 and Instagram at @lhale5869 (or you can check out her “more famous dog” @stella_the_tiny_chihuahua).