It Doesn’t Have to Be this Way has been a main stage iO West sketch team since July 2014. We have also performed at indie sketch nights throughout Los Angeles, and our team members have individually been featured on Funny or Die’s Test Tube, FOX’s Laughs, Splitsider, Not Another Sundance Movie and many other venues and projects.
The members of It Doesn’t Have to Be this Way has been trained at world famous sketch comedy training centers, including UCB, iO, Second City and Groundlings. They have gained a reputation for taking the fundamentals of sketch comedy performance and turning them on their head in surprising and fun ways.
Dan Banas (Not Another Sundance Movie, Funny or Die Test Tube)
Jillian Saint (“Ragdoll”, “Terrestrial Soup”)
Susan Sassi (Writer, Producer and Performer in “Victorian Courting and Zombies,” recommended by NPR)
Erik Voss (Writer for Splitsider, finalist, FOX Comedy Script Contest and 2014 Austin Film Festival)
Directed by Mike Canale