Railway City Improv is lucky to have these experienced Improv instructors from Shut The Front Door Improv on our team. Each one of them brings their own brand of hilarious, inviting, Improv to the classroom. Utilizing all their experience, while integrating the most subtle aspects of cognitive behavioral science and best practices Railway City Improv maximizes their positive impact on every class. We have developed a curriculum that will not only help our students improve their quality of life, but truly thrive.

Our Instructors


 A proud lifelong Londoner, Brandon Rudd has served as the heartbeat of STFD since its inception. After years of Christmas sketch performances and SNL fandom, Brandon ventured off to The Second City in Chicago, plunging himself into the world of improv. 


An original founder of the troupe, Sam has been honing his improv skills since the group's basement beginnings. Always on the go, he spends almost every evening teaching improv while still managing to goof around with his wife and three children.


 Courtney began her improv journey in 2014.  Before joining Hard to Handle, she performed with Off the Hinges, and has numerous theatre and music credits. She has also been very active in trying to reduce the stigma of anxiety and other mental health issues in her community. 


A native of London, Heather likes to warm up with a game of Blind Freeze Tag while finding her inner breath and utilizing positive energy. When she isn’t volunteering for every single extracurricular activity at work, Heather is either riding her motorcycle, playing soccer, or running a relaxing triathlon. 

  We're often asked, where do your instructors come from and how do I become one. After going through courses 101-104 you'll get the opportunity to join a Shut The Front Door Masterclass. The Masterclass is only offered by Shut The Front Door in London and is a prerequisite to becoming a Railway City Improv Instructor. Learn more about our instructors by clicking below.  




This London based Not-For-Profit organization has been doing good and mastering Improv in front of audiences for years. We're all lucky to have such a wonderful comedy troupe so close and Railway City Improv is honoured to have their best and brightest helping us changes teens lives everyday.

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