The guys behind it all:
Chet Harding ~
A co-founder, CEO and Executive Producer of Improv Asylum, Chet has years of comedic acting, producing and directing experience as well as an extensive business background. Under the Improv Asylum banner, Chet has produced and performed in hundreds of live shows as well as several film and television projects. Prior to opening the comedy theater, he worked at Leo Burnett Advertising and Polaroid. At Polaroid, he was their Director of North American Advertising and PR for four years, overseeing the company's national advertising, multi-million dollar media buying and planning, and PR. At Leo Burnett, he worked in New Business Development, as well as on the Kellogg's account, including product development for new cereals.
Norm Laviolette ~
As co-founder, President and Executive Producer of Improv Asylum, Norm brings corporate as well as military experience toward the continued development and expansion of Improv Asylum's theatrical and business divisions.
As an actor, writer and producer, Norm has written and produced several renowned television pilots and feature scripts. He was Executive Producer of the Emmy-Nominated
Improv Asylum's Vanity Project
, as well as Executive Producer of Second City Boston, the hit musical
You're A Good Man, Scott Brown
and the cult classic
All The Single Ladies
. Prior to a career in comedy, Norm worked for a marketing firm out of
New York City
promoting various Microsoft product launches. He is a former member of the
and Vermont Army National Guard and a graduate of the Massachusetts Military Academy's Officer Candidate School. Norm continues to lead Improv Asylum's strategic business and artistic vision locally, nationally and globally.
John Tobin ~
John was elected District 6 representative to the Boston City Council in 2001, and was re-elected 4 times. He left the City Council and began working at
as the first Vice President of City & Community Affairs. In addition, Tobin has worked in the
comedy scene since 1992 when he started as a doorman at a local comedy club. Today, Tobin owns Theatre District Productions, a live comedy production company that produces and operates shows at Nick's Comedy Stop in
For more information:
Today's Boston Globe ~
Today's Metro Boston ~
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