About The Antics
Who are The Antics?
The Antics have performed in Cache Valley for over a decade. We started off as an offshoot from the USU Improv Troupe and eventually grew to become our own professional improv team. We perform weekly, bringing FAMILY FRIENDLY comedy to Northern Utah. Our shows are heavily influenced by suggestions from our wonderful audiences and everything you see onstage is made-up on the spot! Even though what we do is entirely made-up in the moment, it takes a lot of talent and practice. Learn more about the incredible individuals on our team below!
The Antics Cast
Karl "Fearless Leader" Calderwood
Karl was born in the mud under the sign of Aries in Logan, Utah. When he’s not doing improv he’s working on other projects like gardening, voice lessons & pumping iron at the gym. Karl’s favorite game to MC is “Japarody” for the chance to use his “announcer voice” and his favorite game to play is forward/reverse because he gets to fail spectacularly.
Andrew moved to Logan from Connecticut in 2011 to study at Utah State University. He moved to Provo in 2014 and honed his improv craft with What’s So Funny? Improv at UVU. He came back to Logan in 2017, got married in 2021, and the rest is history. When Andrew is not doing improv he’s practicing different genres of piano, hanging out with his amazing wife Darci, or working on developing his website hosting business. Andrew loves character games like “Jeoparody”, and “Bad Advice”. He loves making distinct characters to shock and amuse the audience.
Darci was born and raised in Smithfield, UT, just 15 min north of Logan. She attended USU and received her BS in Human Development Family Studies and her MEd in School Counseling. She married the love of her life, Andrew in 2021. Shortly after, she started attending practices and then performing with the Antics. When she is not doing improv, she can be found teaching/working with students, hiking/exploring outside, playing music, or hanging out with family and friends.
Alec moved to Nibley, UT back in 2009 and grew up there until leaving to study at Snow College. After a year, Alec abandoned his dream to be a teacher and returned to Cache Valley to study computer science at Bridgerland Technical College. Alec and McKenna have been happily married for a year. He’s always improvising his way through life but can be found playing Lego Batman, reading comics, or being with friends and family in the great outdoors of Utah when he’s not doing improv. He loves “Radio”, because everyone plays/works together to make ridiculous noises and phrases!
McKenna moved to Logan from Anderson, California her sophomore year of high school and has been stuck here ever since. When she’s not doing improv you will probably find her watching some TV, reading a book, or thinking about (but never writing down) lesson plans she’d love to teach. McKenna loves “Musical Chairs” because of her SUPER competitive side and the songs that players come up with.
Trevor was born and raised in Logan. He met his wife at Utah State and they love being in the Antics together. When not doing improv he is usually thinking about improv! Trevor can also be found working in the yard or playing with his son. He loves games like “Mumbling Murder Mystery” where players can only talk in gibberish.
Paul came to Logan for the sole privilege of doing improv with The Antics. When he’s not doing improv with The Antics… he’s doing more improv! Paul likes games that cause a scene , like Mumbling Murder Mystery.