Topping Haggerty is an actress, sketch comedy writer & director, and improv performer.
Topping came to Austin from New York City in 2008.
In New York City she directed/coached such improv shows as The Kihckercast Project, Late Night Ritalin, What Men Talk About While Women Make Us Wait, and Seeking: Sexy Sane and Single.
She was also a member of many troupes in New York City, that include, but are not limited to: Cute Kids with Guns, Start Trekkin' NYC, L'quid P'aper, Channel Surfing, The Bastards, Jenkins, Amnesia Wars Etc., etc. Topping's one-person improv show The Topping Haggerty Experience, that began as CamelBack in 2002, has been seen from Buenos Aires, to Toronto, to Finland, and many places in between.
Topping is also known for her dark unique sketch comedy. Most recently she has focus her dark comedy skills on her angry, foul mouthed, puppet troupe, BatShyt Crazy, that has graced the stage with the musicals BatShyt Crazy: Live Rude Puppetsat The Institution Theater in 2014 and BatShyt Crazy: Feel the Felt at Frontera Fest 2015. The angry, stabby, puppets made their performance debut in Akimbo Bubble Scuttle Ruckus at Frontera Fest 2011.
Topping was part of the first Second City Conservatory NYC sketch show We Built This City on Rent Control. Also, in New York she either wrote sketches or directed for, and often performed in: Scrap Metal Theatre, The Resistance, TJ Stomp, Skeeger, and Short & Funny: The Final Chapter.
In 2016, her short film Day of the Dingus won an honorable mention from the Austin 48 Hours Film Festival.
Topping received her BA in Drama from San Francisco State University, and studied improv with Bay Area Thearesports, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City NYC, Armando Diaz, Michael Gellman, Mark Sutton, Joe Bill, Billy Merritt, and Mick Napier, among others.
Topping was a company member with Gnap! Theater Projects.
- BatShyt Crazy
- Da Foundry
- The Dancy Street D'Orchestra
- Drinkies Galore
- The Moral Compass Rumpus
- The Special Features
- The Topping Haggerty Experience
- The Wine Smugglers
- Your Dad's Friends