Shaun Himmerick and Fuzzy Gerdes are Bare
Bare at Phoenix Improv Festival, photo by Michelle Edwards

Shaun Himmerick and
Fuzzy Gerdes are...

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(Unless otherwise noted, shows are somewhere in Chicago)

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Our Travels:










  • Over Thanksgiving weekend 2001, we went to New York to compete in the first 3 on 3 Improv Tourney. I took photos, of course.
  • We visited our friends at Renegade Comedy Theater in Duluth, MN to do a workshop and show, and there was a nice article in the Duluth News-Tribune.
  • At home in Chicago we had a nice Chicago Tribune article about our show Actual Theatre.
  • In April 2001 we performed at the first Columbia Improv Festival and I made a photo journal about the fest.
  • In March 2001 we did some shows with our friends Spot Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska and got a rather nice review in the Omaha Weekly.


  • We went to the 2000 New York Improv Festival and I made a little photo journal about our trip.

About the Show

Bare is two men who perform with the energy and presence of a 10-person group -- a ten-person group with some acrobats, a fire-eater, and a rock band in there somewhere. Their show starts with a single audience suggestion, and from that tiny seed they grow an improvisational tornado of extraordinary characters, extraordinary situations, and usually at least one impersonation of a live animal.

About the Company

It's hard to believe, but Bare is just two men: Fuzzy Gerdes and Shaun Himmerick. They've been performing together in one group or another for ten years (with a break for Shaun's unmentionable Colorado years). They both have impeccable improv pedigrees, with training from institutions like the ImprovOlympic and Annoyance Theater and from instructors like Del Close, Mick Napier, and Keith Johnstone.

As Bare, Shaun and Fuzzy have performed at festivals and theaters throughout the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.

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