Be Frank
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Be Frank

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"Brian Nemtusak"

“[Be Frank] handily flesh out a rogues' gallery of asshole grotesques.”
- Chicago Reader

"John Harris"

“…a very talented supporting cast of improv actors who deftly stream on and off the stage in a variety of character parts… all have unerring instincts when it comes to comedy.”

"John Harris"

“Mr. Jessup's versatility was especially striking; he definitely has a gift for physical comedy.” -

"Sarah Hague"

“The strength of the piece lies in the energy and dexterity of the actors, who can switch between dozens of roles in the blink of an eye. Alex Fox is memorable as brazen corporate vice president Gale Brown and an absentminded club emcee, while Andy Hobgood revels in playing the delightfully creepy Foot Fetish Phil and an office manager obsessed with the employee handbook. Dan Jessup’s DeLorean-driving road menace inspires a great Back to the Future reference, and his inexplicable turn as a goat earns some of the biggest laughs of the night.”

"Michael Lazan"

“In a variety of roles, [Be Frank] round out the show with exuberance and panache.” -

"John Harris"

“Alex Fox as the coke-sniffer, Andy Hobgood as foot-fetish guy and Dan Jessup as the football-squeezing-corporate-ladder-climber all have unerring instincts when it comes to comedy. His bit as the Segway riding cop was hilarious.” -


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Be Frank:

Formed in 2004 out of a desire to take improvisational theater to another level, Be Frank studied at the famous Second City, iO Chicago, and Annoyance Theaters and created a new style of performance that brings refreshing insights to the stage. Each performance by Be Frank is a demonstration of the most cutting-edge work in the quickly-growing art form of fully-improvised theater.

Currently under the direction of Annoyance Theatre's own Kyle Dolan, Be Frank has been seen performing at colleges, theaters and comedy Festivals all across the North American continent.

The years of work that the members of Be Frank have put in to the art of performance, production, and comedy are clearly visible in their finely crafted and hilarious show: Bogglego!

The Members of Be Frank:

Andrew Hobgood moved to Chicago in the fall of 2002 to pursue his acting career. Since then he has had the fortune of working with and studying under some of Chicago's finest teachers, actors and improvisers. Having previously founded two theater companies in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and created New England's first ensemble to exclusively perform long-form improvisation, he is currently the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Common Theater Company. He currently fills his time teaching, providing communications consulting workshop, directing and acting.

After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Alex Fox came to Chicago where she performs all over the city. Alex is also a member of the 4 woman improv group "Chewties" who performed this summer at The Del Close Marathon and the Ann Arbor Improv Festival. Miss Fox plays every weekend at Stage Left Theatre with PH Productions doing short-form, fast paced, high energy improv. Or if you have a hankering to check out Independent Television festivals you can see her on screen at both the New York and Los Angeles Festivals in the comedic pilot "Almost Funny."

Dan has spent the past four years in Chicago, studying and researching improv comedy. With time at The Annoyance, IO, Second City-Unhinged, The Apollo Theatre and others, he has had the good fortune of working with very talented people on both the improvisational and scripted fronts. As part of Common Theater Company, Dan has continued to perform as well as instruct. Other Chicago ventures include work with Rubicon Theatre Project and Stockyards Theatre Project. East of Lake Michigan, he can be seen hosting events for ToyBox Theatre Company in New York.