We chose performers with extensive  improvisational comedy experience on the UCB stage, helping us to provide naturalistic, human-scale performances – not only because it’s appropriate for a movie about human flaws and closeness to show human flaws and closeness, but because this kind of playful, sometimes surreal comedy works best when grounded in familiar human behavior.
— S. McLaughlin & J. Wilder

CAST

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MICHAEL BLAIKLOCK
“JOHN CHUPP”

Michael Blaiklock is an actor and sketch performer. In addition to being a series regular on Secret Girlfriend and Don’t Trust  the B--- in Apartment 23, Blaiklock has appeared on Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Always Sunny
in Philadelphia, The Sarah Silverman Program, Hung,  Melrose Place, Desperate Housewives, and in the feature film Fired Up!

He is a frequent performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade  Theater in Los Angeles, often with his sketch group A Kiss from Daddy. Michael was born and raised in Ashland, Massachusetts.

Madeline

MADELINE WALTER
“MAGGIE BERRY”

Madeline Walter is a writer-performer who has been performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2010. She appears weekly at UCB in the mainstage improv show “Search History” (with Drew Tarver, Betsy Sodaro, D’Arcy Carden and Nicole Byer) and monthly in her original self-help parody sketch show “Escape from Alcatraz.” Madeline’s solo show, “I’m Doing Great!” (dir. Neil Campbell)  ran at UCB for 6 months and was performed at the Comedy Central Stage and the San Francisco Sketchfest. Since making her mark with her solo show, Madeline’s writing has been  featured online in places like Glamour and FastCompany. She has written sketch and episodic content for UCB Comedy’s  YouTube Channel, she co-created “Terror Twins,” an original web series for The Nerdist, and last year, her series “Textbook Adulthood,” which she created, wrote, and stars in alongside Paul Welsh, won Best Short Form Comedy and the Pop TV  Development Award at the New York Television Festival. Madeline has appeared in a variety of film, television, stage and online projects, including Playing House, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Loosely Exactly Nicole, Garfunkel & Oates, Childrens Hospital And Weeds. She also co-hosts the hypo-chondriac-comedy podcast “Definitely Dying,” which Splitsider called “as probing as a Maron podcast, but doesn’t take itself as seriously (sorry, Maron)”. Madeline is represented by Susie Fox and Greg Iserson at UTA. www.madelinewalter.com

Antoine

ANTOINE MCKAY
“GALOUP”

For over 20 year, Antoine McKay has been among the leading actors and directors to hail from the MidWest. He developed his passion for acting at a young age and honed his skills at Eastern Michigan University’s prestigious theatre arts program and by studying under world famous acting coach, Uta Hagen. McKay began his professional acting career at the Second City’s Main Stages in Detroit and Chicago, where he wrote and  performed in over 20 critically acclaimed shows. His credits  include starring roles in countless commercials and television appearances on programs including Detroit 187 (ABC), ER (NBC), Prison Break (FOX), and Sports Action Team (NBC). McKay has appeared in such feature films as The Weatherman, with Nicholas Cage, Someone to Eat Cheese With, alongside Jeff Garland, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, and Osso Bucco, with Mike Starr. His most recent appearances in FOX’s breakout hit show Empire and Comedy Central’s Review,  starring Andy Daly have made this versatile performer a television favorite.

Antoine has been a long-time resident of Chicago, where he lives with his wife Rebecca and their children.

GAIL RASTORFER
“OLLIE”

Gail is a quirky character actor that has traveled the country working for many regional theaters including Asolo Rep, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Indiana Rep., Madison Rep. and Syracuse Stage. Most recently, she was in the ac-claimed play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME featuring the first autistic actor in the lead role. In Chicago, she has played with The Goodman Theatre, Northlight, American Blues Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. She was nominated for a 2016 Chicago Jeff Award for her work in THE UNFORTUNATES, a one-woman show about the last know victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary Jane Kelly. Her TV credits include Chicago Fire, Boss, Crisis and dozens of national com-mercials selling everything from cars and vacuums to insurance and ass cream. Want to find out what she’s doing now? Go here: www.gailrastorfer.com

KENNETH YODER

“THE PATIENT”

Kenneth Yoder is an award winning Chicago based director, writer and performer who works in commercials, branded entertainment, television and film. To date, Yoder is credited on over thirty major studio motion pictures and network television series. In 2006, Yoder produced an independent comedy pilot called Chicagoland for executive producer Scott Thompson,  of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall. This experience  encouraged him to write and direct his own pilot Lowering  The Bar which would go on to win the 2009 Chicago Comedy TV Pilot Competition sponsored by the Illinois Film Office.  
As a performer and writer, Kenneth was trained at the Chicago institutions Second City, iO (formerly Improv Olympic) and  The Annoyance Theater. Currently, Yoder is directing commercials for the Onion while simultaneously writing a new series Camp and cutting his teeth on writing his first feature film.

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RAMMEL CHAN
“PAUL”

Rammel Chan joins the cast as Paul, the coworker gunning for the job that you have but nobody wants.  Rammel’s past credits include NBC’s Crisis and The End of The Tour.

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ANTOINE PIERRE WHITFIELD “PETEY”

Antoine Pierre is Petey, an EMT with more patients than patience. Antoine’s past credits include Chicago Fire and numerous Chicago theater and film
productions.

SARA SEVIGNY
“CRYSTAL”

Sara Sevigny is Crystal, an EMT with dreams of being literally anything else. Sara’s theater credits include work with Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf, and many others. Sara is an ensemble member and playwright with The Factory Theater in Chicago.

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SCARLETT HARPER

“LITTLE MAGGIE”

Scarlett Harper plays Little Maggie, aka  
Child-Madeline Walter. As such, her future credits will include Children’s Hospital, Garfunkel and Oates and  eventually Cold War thus collapsing the space-time  continuum and killing us all.


FULL CAST

Jon Chupp....Michael Blaicklock
Maggie Berry....Madeline
Walter Dr. Everett Galoup....Antoine McKay
Ollie Galoup....Gail Rastorfer
Paul....Rammel Chan
Patient/Dream Dad....Kenneth Yoder
Lil’ Maggie....Scarlett Harper
Lady....Shirl Shang
Petey (EMT)....Antoine Pierre
Crystal (EMT)....Sara Sevigny
Susan....Deanna Reed Foster
Husky Man....Paul Barile
Bob....Stirling McLaughlin
Joanne....Alli Hartley

Receptionist....Alex Dauphin
Sick girl....Leah Uteg
Friend in Pink scarf....Shannon M Williams
Grandmother....Sandra James
Preschool Boy....Curtis James IV
Toddler....Aaliyah Jackson
Toddler’s Mother....Kimberly Jackson
Aging Hippie....DR Edwards
Old Man....Paul Russell
Hunching man....Michael Gleeson

PARTYGOERS

Chloe Cohn
Amanda Hartley
Hadley Jungst
Lena Kim
Neil Kocsis
Dawn Ravine
Carla Smith
Jenn Sodini
Bryan Urteaga