Roy Janik

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Roy Janik

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Primary Theater The Hideout Theatre
Years Active 2005-Present

Roy Janik (/ˈjɑːnɪk/; AKA Roy Danger) is an improv performer, teacher, and director.

Roy is a co-owner of The Hideout Theatre and its Artistic Director.


Roy was a core cast member in The 41-Hour Improv Marathon and The 43-Hour Improv Marathon.

A post from him about the first improv show he ever saw:

The first show I remember seeing was Micetro, sometime around 2000, maybe, in the downstairs. Man, I didn't know it at the time, but it was early on in the Hideout's life.

I don't remember much about it, except that I did like it. I remember someone in a black turtleneck I thought was the epitome of cool. I remember that Yasmine was in the show, because I knew her vaguely from something else.

I remember getting my suggestion gently shut down by the director. Someone had said something like "pirates" and I was like "monkey pirates", thinking that if pirates were funny, monkey pirates were even funnier. Note that these aren't the actual suggestions. I just can't remember.

And I remember that it was someone's first solo scene as a performer. The directors made a HUGE deal out of the fact that they were doing their first solo scene, and I remember thinking as an audience member that it was a really big deal. My mind invented a whole backstory... that this girl had somehow graduated and had been given the go-ahead before the show to do a solo scene, etc., etc...

But yeah, I liked the show, but I never felt the inclination to go back. I would've if it had come up.



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