Simply aPauling Jan 23rd: Improvisers Elizabeth Byland & Karla Dingle

Tune into Charlotte Community Radio Monday, January 23rd from 9:00pm to 10:00pm for another LIVE broadcast of Simply aPauling with in-studio guests Elizabeth Byland and Karla Dingle, co-founders of The Queen City Comedy Festival.

Photo of Elizabth Byland

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Better known as E.B., she is an acclaimed comedic character actor, co-founder of the Queen City Comedy Festival and founder and director of the Acting Out Studio Improv Program.

E.B. hails from the original Queen City: Cincinnati, which is where she began her journey in performance as a competitive gymnast. However; when the leotards just didn’t fit quite right, she decided to give performing a shot.

She began her education at Northern Kentucky University with a BFA in Acting and performed as a company player of This Side Up Improv Tour Troupe. She then went to Chicago to train and perform at iO! (Improv Olympic), jetted off to Savannah, Georgia to finish her education with an MFA in Performing Arts-Acting at the Savannah College of Art and Design (S.C.A.D.). Now, she’s made her way back up the coast to Charlotte where she performs with Now Are The Foxes and Mom’s Adhesive.

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In 2009, after a mid-life crisis and search for sanity, former child actress Karla Dingle (aka odingle) googled Charlotte Comedy Theater and began taking classes.

When asked what she does when not on stage, she quickly said: ” I sell American dolls. I’m not a domestic goddess. I’m obsessed with my dog, my Mini Cooper, my brown boys, TV, Ireland & exclamations!!!!!”

A University of Georgia Theater Alum, Karla can be seen around the Carolinas performing with Now are the Foxes, Charlotte Comedy Theater, Off the Cuff Comedy, and Improv Vikings.

I am excited to talk to E.B. and Karla about Improv and The Queen City Comedy Festival, scheduled for January 27th through 29th. So make sure to listen LIVE cause it’s gonna be good.

Image of Paul Pallotta, Simply aPaulingSimply aPauling, hosted by Paul Pallotta, airs every other Monday from 9:00pm to 10:00pm via CharlotteCommunity, or use the Mixlr app to listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike.

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