Missed Connections is a crowd favorite at the Harrisburg Improv Theatre. In the show we get 3 real life missed connection ads that we've never read from the audience, read them as our opening and then create characters and stories inspired by those ads.
Paul Barker has been performing improv comedy since 2005. He studied long-form improv at the Magnet Theater, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the People's Improv Theater in New York. In Harrisburg, Paul was a co-founder and artistic director of the Harrisburg Improv Theater, the city's first long-form improv theater. He performs with the improv duo Missed Connections and is on the cast of the Magnet Theater's Friday Night Sh*w. A former staff writer for TheBurg magazine in Harrisburg, Paul is now a J.D. candidate at Columbia Law School.
Jake Compton is the owner/founder of the Harrisburg Improv Theatre. Jake started improvising in 2004 taking classes at both the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and the Magnet Theatres in New York City. Jake's musical and prank comedy duo band Anticool terrorized Harrisburg for over 10 years with their live shows, albums, and webshow. Currently Jake is an instructor and performer at the HIT. He can be seen in the popular duo Missed Connections, as well as Hardly Working, Panzer Divsion, and Love Triangle. Jake also helps create and shape many forms and themes used by both his teams and others.