I was born in London and grew up in Hong Kong. It's where I got my charming accent!
I first got involved in improv when a couple of friends wanted to audition for Sunday Night Improv and dragged me along! Once I was at the auditions, I couldn't believe how fun and freeing it was, and it reminded me of the acting training I'd gotten at school at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre.
I get a massive adrenaline rush from performing and love the need to think quickly on my feet (because normally I am forced to think on my hands).
My improv resume starts and ends with Sunday Night Improv, mainly because it's the best improv group around and once I made it here, there was no need to bottom-feed. Acting wise, my resume is a little more extensive. I got started on the stages of Hong Kong being Anne of Green Gables, went to acting conservatory in New York City, did a couple of plays here (Alan Ball's Five Women Wearing the Same Dress and Joelle Arqueros' Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love), as well as a couple of commercials and films, most recently Christian Doherty's The Place, to be released in 2011.
My improv teachers are Clive Anderson, from watching way too much Whose Line is it Anyway? and Tom Soter!
What I get from Sunday Night Improv is the feeling that I'm super awkward. And I have a lot of fun! Those two things often work hand in hand.
My most challenging moment in improv is not laughing at everyone else. I have a very hard time not cracking up on stage...it's much more endearing when Jimmy Fallon does it. My most rewarding moment is anytime I sing successfully in rhyme. I expect a big thumbs up from Moses!
I hope to go to the big leagues with this! I've heard rumors that the Yankees are looking for a new left-handed pitcher anywhere they can find one.
SEE KRISSY GARBER IN SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV ON JANUARY 2 AND JANUARY 30th! AND WATCH FOR THE PLACE ON YOUTUBE.