Player Bios



Ben Amiri

Ben Amiri got his first exposure to improv at workshops put on by Irony City, and began taking classes at Steel City Improv Theater in May 2011.  He was a founding member of the independent team AKA, with whom he performed at the Del Close Marathon in NYC.  Ben was a member of SCIT house teams The Up & Up and Field Trip; he currently performs as a member of the house team Well Known Strangers and as a crime solver/perpetrator in CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation.

Brian Gray has been improvising since 2002 when he joined the short form group, The No Parking Players at Carnegie Mellon. In 2006, he co-founded Irony City, and has been directing and performing with the group since. Brian currently performs on the Steel City Improv Theater's teacher team The Union, The Impostors,  ~The Death Show~, directs PROject Improv Experience, and produces Improv Double Feature. He teaches and coaches at the SCIT and plays regularly at the Pittsburgh Improv Jam.

Greg Gillotti has been a comedy nerd forever and forced a fellow camper to do “Who’s On First” at a summer camp talent show when he was 7.  He has been doing improv in Pittsburgh since 2005.  He has been a member of the troupe Irony City since it’s inception.  Greg has also been on the Steel City Improv Theater house team The Owl Room.  He produces the ~The Death Show~  and coaches whenever he can.  Greg is currently a teacher at the Steel City Improv Theater and performs on the all-instructor team, The Union.
Anna C. Reilly

Anna C. Reilly performs regularly with several local long form, short form, and musical teams.


Nilesh Shah began improvising in 2004 and is a graduate of the Second City-Detroit Conservatory program and Writing program.  At the Second City training center, Nilesh co-wrote sketch shows Monday is a Four Letter Word and Massages From The Surgeon General and performed in Massages and Joke Jams: NOW That's What I Call Writing 5!  He was also a member of the improv troupes Vegan Meat Locker and Project 2 that performed regularly in the Detroit metro area.  He was a frequent performer in Dungeons and Dragons Improv.  Nilesh has been a proud member of Irony City since 2006.  When Nilesh is not improvising, you can usually find him calculating p-values or eating burritos.
 
Alumni
Amy

Amy is focusing on acting–you can find her in incredible productions throughout Pittsburgh.
Anna

Anna is pursuing her dreams in Chicago.
Jocelyn

Jocelyn moved onto the second city.

Adam was was called off to grad school in another state.

Scott B. had parental duties take him away.
Scott D. co-founded the troupe and was whisked away by career and life opportunities on the West coast.

Photos by Joey Studios and Nicole Antonuccio.