Paul Simmons has been with Einstein Simplified since day one. His enthusiasm and drive has resulted in his being labeled the "Heart and Soul" of the troupe. Computer guru by day and comedian by night he has enjoyed being able to grow his comedy skills by teaching several courses in comedy and improv over the years. Quiet and reserved until he takes the stage or you get to know him, he is always ready to entertain and make others laugh.
On weekday mornings, Frank Murphy can be heard as a co-host of the Marc & Kim and Frank show on Star 102.1 in Knoxville. On Saturday mornings, he can be seen as co-host of Smoky Mountain Magazine on East Tennessee PBS. On Tuesday evenings, Frank can be found on stage with the comedy improv group Einstein Simplified at Side Splitters Comedy Club.
Born in 1975 with a wrench in one hand and a rubber chicken in the other, his family still complains. Growing up Dave had to be the center of attention.
Greg grew up just down the road in Maryville, Wildwood to be more specific. He actually grew up working on a family farm, yeah, he knows he seems like such a good ole country boy. From animal husbandry he went onto graduate from UT with a writing degree and a smattering of stuff involving broadcasting and cinema studies, yeah, he knows he goes to a lot of movies. Currently Greg works in the lucrative world of local TV news, until he wins the lottery or other fiscal windfall occurs.
Aaron Littleton is a hominid that lives roughly 26,000 light years from galactic center. A carbon based life form, Aaron will combust if exposed to temperatures higher than 473 C. A lack of chlorophyll deprives him of the benefits of photosynthesis. Therefore, Aaron both enjoys and requires consumption of plant and meat based nutrients.
Dr. Stefanie Benjamin started her improvisation career in 2013 at Trustus Theater in Columbia, South Carolina while pursuing her doctorate in Education. There she learned improvisational games and participated in several workshops during the Night Owl Improv Educational Program. After perfecting her craft, she helped create the Chuckle Sandwich Improv Group where she wrote comedy sketches, performed long and short form improv sets, and organized free monthly comedy shows at numerous venues in South Carolina. Her love for comedy and improv has crossed over to her academic world where she works with faculty and students to help them communicate their research in a creative and productive manner.
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