Shawn Roop


  • What are your other hobbies? I love movies, eating great food, and exploring ancient wisdom. I play a sport with a funny name, Pickleball, which is a cross of badminton, ping pong and tennis.

  • If you weren’t doing improv, where would you be? Teaching Tantra in exotic locations around the world, oh wait, I kinda do that now.

  • What is your favorite improv scene you’ve been in? Playing a bunch of sea lions in La Jolla

  • Who is your comedy idol? Bob Newhart and Tim Conway

  • 10 words or less of what improv means to you? An art of creation, communication and non-attachment leading to joy.

  • Where will you be in 10 years? Getting senior 55+ discounts everywhere.

  • Anything else we should know? I’m a Swami. No, I’m not joking, but I hold an ancient lineage of wisdom from India called Mahamudra Tantra.


Shawn Roop is a wild card. His instruction is designed to give you not only tools, but help you break it down as to the why that tool is useful. He excels at both introductory and upper level teaching. He believes empowerment and clarity lead to enjoyment and connection.  Learning improv from him just might lead to a better life.
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Shawn Roop has been instructing and performing with FCI since 2013. He performs with the Professional ensemble on¬†Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Previously, he performed on house teams Found Family, Mutiny, A Single Lady, and Red Squared. He’s also received performance awards from Mi’s Westside Comedy Improv Fantasy League and Improv Camp Utopia West.

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