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About Devil's Daughter

What is Devil's Daughter

Devil's Daughter is a team of veteran improvisers, actors, writers, teachers, and good buds. For over 6 years, we did live shows onstage for crowds of people pressed together in a small room. Can't do that anymore, so during this comedy apocalypse, we're bringing together the smartest, funniest talent in the city to produce entertaining (occasionally HORRIFYING) podcasts--sometimes remotely if necessary. Join us as we set out to make something new and extremely weird. 

Who is Devil's Daughter
Gretchen Eng has performed in Chicago comedy for 14 years, culminating with her work in Devil's Daughter. Recently, she served as producer and castmate in iO Chicago's flagship show The Armando Diaz Experience while instructing all levels in the theater's Training Center. She has also improvised and taught all over the world, working with a wide array of groups including Cambridge Footlights International Touring Company in the U.K., the 16th Annual Würzburger Improtheaterfestival, Barcelona Improv Group's BIG IF 5, and the Improvember Festival in Munich. She is currently an adjunct professor in Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Garrett Kelly has been performing improv, sketch, and stand up comedy for over 10 years. He has been a stalwart of the chicago community performing at iO, The Annoyance, Second City, and pH comedy theaters. Over the years he's had the pleasure of performing with many great talents such as Jason Sudeikis, Loni Love, and Dan Cummins. He is more than lucky to be part of iO's signature team Devil's Daughter.

Scott Piebenga is originally from Michigan, where he was a member of the improv and sketch comedy group Crawlspace Eviction. He performed on the national comedy tour We Can Make You Laugh, appearing in over 30 states. Scott spent time in Denver where he improvised at Bovine Metropolis Theater and Voodoo Comedy Playhouse. He has studied and performed at Chicago's Annoyance, iO, and Playground theaters. He has appeared at improv festivals in Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kalamazoo, New Orleans, NYC, and Toronto.

Rachel Smith is a writer and performer living in Chicago, having performed regularly at iO Chicago with Devil's Daughter, Virgin Daquiri and the all-queer ensemble Dreamboat, of which she also co-produces. She’s trained across the city at The Second City Training Center, iO Chicago, The Annoyance and CiC in writing, improv and sketch.

Brad Pike is a writer and performer from Plano, Texas. He has performed at iO, Annoyance, Second City, Laugh Out Loud, and CIC; and produced dozens of shows including Campfire, Blocked, and My Valentine from Hell. He wrote and performed the musical Camp Psychopathways, which the Chicago Reader called a “cult classic”.

Lisa Burton started performing comedy as an understudy at Brave New Workshop Theatre in Minneapolis. For the last 12 years, Lisa has been performing, teaching, and coaching improv and sketch comedy at iO Comedy Theatre, Annoyance, ComedySportz, and has performed from Alaska to the Caribbean through Second City Theatricals.

Harrison Lott is a writer, performer from Cincinnati, OH who has been performing comedy in Chicago for over 6 years. He performs weekly at iO Chicago with Devil’s Daughter and Wet Bus and most recently, co-wrote the wonderfully melancholy “New Year, Same Sh**” sketch show. He has performed and taught workshops at comedy festivals all over the country including Austin, Seattle, and New York. Feel free to ask for his mom’s incredible chili recipe.

Mary Tilden is an actor and comedian originally from South Carolina and now based in Chicago, Il. She has performed at the Goodman Theatre, Steep Theatre, The Neo- Futurists, Second City Training Center, and iO Chicago. Mary is a proud company member and the Program Director at PlayMakers Laboratory theatre, a 501c(3) non-profit dedicated to teaching creative writing in Chicago Public Schools. As a filmmaker and writer, Mary has had her work featured at film festivals across the country. Check out her most recent project at

Max Ganet, a Chicago based performer, is a graduate of the Illinois State University acting program and iO Chicago improv trained. Previous theatre credits include Chicago Shakespeare, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Timeline theater, as well as multiple others. He’s been seen on NBCs Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Fox’s Proven Innocent, in addition to multiple national commercials, and a featured campaign for Progressive Insurance.

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