I believe that improvisation is bigger than me. I believe improvisation is taking care of me. We are reacting, honestly, from moment to moment to moment; a story got told: not by us.
— David Pasquesi
David Pasquesi is one of the most experienced improvisers currently performing on stage. He is focused on exploring the moment together with the audience, and not just performing for the audience.
His Chicago and New York based show Tj&Dave—with his stage partner TJ Jagodowski—surprises hundreds every week not just because it’s funny, but for its honest search and discovery of connections that just a moment earlier did not exist. From The Second City to Hollywood, as an actor Dave has has performed for theatre, commercials, movies, and TV shows including Groundhog Day, God of Carnage, Strangers with Candy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, At Home with Amy Sedaris, and many different films directed by Harold Ramis. He was also part of the original group developing The Harold, the first long form improvisation conceived by Del Close in the ’80s and still performed at Charna Halpern’s iO Theater in Chicago. His recently published book, co-authored with Tj Jagodowski and Pam Victor, is Improvisation at the Speed of Life.