Ben Yates

Ben began improvising in 1993. He has performed with various groups in the Bay Area, including The Clean Comedy Company, Pan Theater, BATS Sunday Players, Trapped in a Rumor, and his own Zen Improv. Ben feels at home playing with Oaktown Improv, with its open and supportive long-form style. About improv, Ben says, “This really is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.” When it comes to teaching, Ben believes in always returning to a foundation of human truth and emotional honesty.