Spitfire Spotlight: Austin Culp
What's your day job?
I work as a manager at a Marketing company in St Pete!
Do you have any hobbies outside of improv?
Scuba diving, music, and writing.
What drew you to improv?
I was in a bit of a rut in life. I knew I needed a change and ran into Spitfire Theater at Localtopia. I was always a fan of all types of comedy and thought improv would be a great way to “snap out of it” and have a creative outlet.
What do you like to do most on stage?
My favorite thing to do on stage is to say or do something outlandish. I really enjoy the look on the face of the audience (and sometimes my fellow players) when something takes a turn into Weirdville.
What makes a good scene in your opinion?
Surprise! When I watch a scene, thinking I know what’s going to happen next and then a “plot twist” happens, it’s always cause for a big laugh.
What's the most memorable moment you've had at Spitfire?
That’s a tough one! I think my most memorable moment is compiled of all the memories made at Spitfire. I’ve met so many amazing people whom I love and am proud to call friends. Every time I walk through those doors I feel at home and get this incredible sense of belonging like I’ve never experienced before.
How would you explain Spitfire show to someone who's never been?
It’s like a 5 Gum and Skittles commercial had a baby. Amazing and weird but you always want more.
How would you describe the Spitfire community in 5 words or less?
A friendly, welcoming, warm glow.
You can see Austin perform in Improvarama and Whose Line. He also performs on the team A/V Club and is a special guest player for Rhyme’N’Reason. In April, you can see him in Game of Lesser Thrones, our Game of Thrones inspired mainstage.