My daughter and I on the Cape May Ferry.

Troupe Posters from Improv Camp at Spilled Milk Social Club, Summer 2017

From the Founder 

Hello fellow parent or aspiring comedian! We're nearing our first year of offering classes and have been honored to be part of the community here in Montgomery Co. Going into our second year, we're incredibly pumped to be moving to a new space and expanding our classes and teachers. 

I've always been a comedy nerd. Growing up, I watched SNL (Saturday Night Live) religiously, but didn't really have a place to develop my own comedic voice. I finally found comedy classes and performance in my mid-twenties, when I moved to the birthplace of improv and sketch comedy, Chicago, IL. I began my training at the Second City, moving on to classes and performance and Improv Olympic (IO) and ComedySportz, Chicago. Eventually, I was performing 5 shows a weekend to huge crowds at theaters all around Chicago, in both improvised and sketch shows. Most importantly, I learned how to navigate life on and off stage better; my mindset shifted to one of flexibility, confidence and collaboration with others. 


I'm still a working comedian. And, I'm also a parent. I've been lucky enough to become a parent to two fellow goofballs who love comedy just as much as I do. With Improv Ambler, we provide the sort of classes and performance opportunities I want for my kids: Safe, fun, kid-driven and confidence building. A place where they can connect to like-minded kids and create something cool, of their own invention.

Thanks so much for checking us out. I'm so excited to be part of this community and to meet everyone. I hope you will stop by an open house, follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or just drop a line.


Got your back,
Erika May McNichol


Posters made by youth troupes at 2017 Summer Camp