Gabriel Diani (Richard Scarry):
Gabriel Diani studied Theater Arts/Creative Writing at San Francisco State where he became a founding member of the sketch comedy group “Totally False People” and won the Best of the Fringe and Best Solo Male Comedy Performer awards at the San Francisco Fringe Theater Festival for his one-person show “God Complex.” He moved to Los Angeles where he became one half of the comedy duo “Diani & Devine.” He wrote, directed, and produced the short film “Girl’s Night Out,” a mockumentary about a lonely young woman who goes to a grocery store in search of true love. The film was featured on the front page of Youtube, Youtube Australia, and Youtube New Zealand, has gotten over 1.2 million hits, and spawned a web series entitled “Mary Olson.” He is also a member of the Antaeus Theater Company’s A2 Ensemble.
Jonathan Klein (Dave Ross):
Has spent the last 17 years becoming an overnight success. A New Jersey native, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles right after college and immediately immersed himself in the thriving L.A. theatre scene. He has worked with Alianza Theatre, The Actors Gang and Friends and Artists Theatre Ensemble, to name a few. For the last 15 years, Jonathan has been an active member of Theatre of NOTE, Los Angeles’s premiere venue for new work. During his tenure he has produced, directed and starred in numerous shows, most recently “Stadium Devildare” and “Darkness,” which received an L.A. Weekly Award for outstanding Ensemble. When not acting, Jonathan is busy with the Young Writers Project, an outreach program he started eight years ago teaching children the creative process through theatre, mentoring kids with the Silverlake Children’s Theatre Group and raising his baby, Max. Film and television credits include: “Method and Red,” “Criminal Minds,” “Coyote Ugly,” “The Sweetest Thing,” “Timecop II,” “Hotel for Dogs,” the Academy Award winning short “Visas and Virtue” and the HBO Comedy Festival Best Short winner, “Motel.”
Janet Varney (Mary Best):
Janet Varney works as an actor, writer, and producer in Los Angeles. She has most recently appeared on such shows as ABC’s “Better off Ted”, FOX’s “Bones”, CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother”, and has recurred for two seasons as studio exec Amy Miller on HBO’s “Entourage”. Janet was a series regular on the Steven Spielberg-produced series “On the Lot”, starred in a sketch pilot for FOX with “Will and Grace” actor Sean Hayes in 2008 and a sitcom for ABC this year co-starring Leah Remini, Matthew Lillard, and Jonathan Silverman. She can be seen in the sequel to college cult classic “Waiting…” aptly titled “Still Waiting”. She is currently enjoying her fifth year as host of TBS’s “Dinner and a Movie” and is a recurring panelist on “Chelsea Lately”. She performs live with improv group Mosey, produces and hosts the variety show “Theme Park” with Cole Stratton, with whom she is working on a new Rifftrax film commentary following the success of their previous riffs on “Ghost” and “Dirty Dancing”. Janet is co-founder and co-director ofSF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival.
Etta Devine (Ginger Sparks):
Etta Devine is best known for portraying the eternally optimistic loser Mary Olson in the short film “Girl’s Night Out” which garnered over 1.2 million hits on Youtube and spawned the web series “Mary Olson.” After graduating from San Francisco State University she moved to Los Angeles where she became half of the comedy duo “Diani & Devine” with Gabriel Diani. Often compared to “Nichols & May” and “Burns and Allen,” the two have become audience favorites at comedy clubs and festivals all over the country. They even won something called the International Sketch Comedy Competition and have a plaque to prove it. She is a member of the Antaeus Theater Company’s A2 Academy Company.
Nancy Lenehan (Mrs. Scarry):
Born on Long Island, NY but raised in Florida, Lenehan made her way to the Midwest for college before landing in California to pursue acting. She joined a comedy troupe in San Francisco, performed Shakespeare in the Park in Berkeley, and eventually moved to L.A. where she became a familiar face in television and film. Favorite projects include the films “Catch Me If You Can”, and “Door To Door”. Her many television credits include recurring roles on “My Name Is Earl”, “Malcom In The Middle”, “Grace Under Fire”, and “Ellen”. Recently she was also seen as a regular on the series “Married To The Kellys”. She recently starred as Angela Cook in the CBS series “Worst Week”. She likes to run with her dogs, and is learning to play the cello. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
Barry Bostwick (Father Jimmy):
From his portrayal of the quintessential all American Brad Majors in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” to the hilarious Mayor Randall Winston on ABC’s “Spin City,” Barry Bostwick has had quite a career spanning all genres and mediums of show business. Barry has had starring roles in many highly acclaimed television film and miniseries’. He won a Golden Globe for his performance as Lieutenant “Lady” Aster in ABC’s thirty-hour presentation of “War and Remembrance.” His first Tony nomination was for his characterization of Danny Zuko in “Grease.” his second nomination was for his portrayal of Joey in “They Knew What They Wanted” for the Phoenix Theater. Barry won the coveted Tony for “Best Actor in a Musical” for his portrayal of “The Robber Bridegroom,” a role he originally created at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.