Getting To Know: Samara Breger
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What's your name?
Which team or show are you on?
Where are you from?
How did you get into improv/sketch comedy?
I was very sad and living in Boston, which I hated, so I decided to try out improv and aerial silks. The improv stuck. I didn't get into musical improv until I got back to New York, and that's when it all really clicked for me. Thanks, Magnet Theater!
How long have you been performing/writing?
Kind of always--I did musicals as a kid and then focused on classical voice and opera from high school until my early twenties, when it wore me out. Musical improv really reminded me how much I love performing. Thanks again, Magnet Theater!
Who in all the world would be your ideal scene or writing partner?
Who would you most like to impersonate or write for?
I would love to write zesty little one-liners for RuPaul for when the queens come down the runway. I like to impersonate the devil or animals doing people jobs. I used to celebrate my college's official annual "Julia Child Day" by terrorizing my friends with my Julia Child impression. STEAK DIANE!
What makes you laugh the hardest?
When my buddies on stage surprise themselves. That look of shock commingled with delight and a tiny bit of terror gets me right in my sweet spot. Also, I'm always tickled when people can't get through telling a joke without laughing. They're laughing, I'm laughing, we're all having a very good time!
Describe the soundtrack to your life!
Short answer: Liza Minnelli. Long answer: LIIIIIIIZAAAAA MINNELLLIIIIIII! WOOO!
What's something you'd ask when meeting someone for the first time?
Are you Liza Minnelli? Oh, you're not? Get the fuck out of here.
Where can we find you on a Saturday night?
Standing in my kitchen, debating whether or not I want to go to a geographically inconvenient party.
If life were a video game what would some of the cheat codes be?
If you pretend to be confident for a while, it can lead to actual confidence.