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Andrew Tarvin – Columbus to Norway

Andrew Tarvin LOVES Improvisational Comedy. He started the 8th Floor Improv Group while attending THE Ohio State University in 2004. That group started in Stradley Hall is still together 11 years later. The names and faces may change, but the shows go on.

After college, he took a calculated risk and worked as an engineer for Proctor and Gamble (who coincidentally managed to contain comedian Greg Warren for a few years before he broke free). Although that job was a great experience, he couldn’t put his love for comedy on the back burner forever.


Flash forward to New York City where Andrew now calls home. His focus now has shifted to Humor That Works. He has done the research and dug up the data to show businesses the value of humor. He communicates to companies the return on investment levity in the workplace can provide.

He’s given a Tedx Talk, Performed in Norway, and written a book. Listen in as he describes how he did all of this while looking like a 15-year old boy and sounding like a 13-year old girl.

We discuss:

  • How he started the Improv Group
  • Why he thinks Improv is easier than Satnd-up
  • How he helps organizations use Humor to increase the bottom line
  • How he prepared for his Tedx Talk
  • What high school kids are doing now that we both wish we did
  • A tip for new Improv players to get more in the moment
  • A tip for creating comedy

And much more.


Check out Andrew in any of the many ways below.

Web Site



Andrew Tarvin TEDx Talk:

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