Improv Teacher, Performer and Lover!
The ‘Neil’ of the “Neil+1” Comedy show.
Founder and Director of Improv Fest Ireland
Once upon a time Founder of No Drama Theatre as well as many other improv and theatre projects.
Tinnitus Sufferer. Misunderstood Genius.
Neil has had a passion for improvisation from an early age and has been tutoring improv for many years. Having performed with No Drama Theatre, Laughalot Improv, The Make Up Artists, Duty Free and most recently Coastbusters Comedy, Neil has performed in venues of all shapes in sizes, from Tedfest to The Sugar Club. Neil is also the ‘ Neil’ in his ‘solo’ improv show, “Neil+1″.
Neil has taught improv to a number of well known personalities including Síle Seoige, Daniella Moyles, Jenny Buckley, Rick O’Shea, Paddy McKenna and Shane Gillen.
No stranger to the international stage, Neil has taught and performed improv in San Francisco, New York, Orange County California, Florida, Shanghai, Brussels, London and Brighton.
Neil teaches improvisation as both a performing art and a life skill. In recent years Neil has being facilitating Improvisation in Business workshops for many companies and recent clients include Smurfit Business School, UCD, Popcap Games International Ltd, , Google, Facebook, Telefonica Ireland (O2) Ltd, Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (Part of the Ogilvy & Mather Group), and Gala Networks Europe Ltd.
In addition to Neil’s established track record of teaching and performing improv, Neil is also an Executive & Personal Coach and member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Neil has also 15 years extensive experience within corporate industry at management level in the multinational sector. He is currently a senior manager for a global organisation.
For details on upcoming shows, please check out the “Neil+1” page here.
Select Past Improv Performances:
San Jose Improv Festival – Neil+1
Barcelona Improv Festival – Neil+1
Second City, Toronto – Guest Improv Performer with cast of “Click, Bait & Switch”
Big City Improv Festival, Toronto – Neil+1
Adlib Theatre, Orlando – Neil+1
Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota – When X Meets Y – Guest Performer. Improvised Musical
Go Comedy!, Detroit – Campfire Tales
Impro Fest UK, London – Boy Seeks Girl
American Improv Theater, California – Stage 4 Improv – Guest performer
ComedySportz San Jose, California – Occasional guest performer during 2014 and 2015
Improv Fest Ireland – Boy Seeks Girl
‘Neil + Lydia’, Dublin – One off duo show with UCB Teacher, Lydia Hensler.
Mythfest, Ireland – Poets Of Penance
Un-Scripted Theater, San Francisco – Neil+1
American Theatre Company, Brussels – Neil+1