Brian Hinds of Louisville Improvisors

After a short hiatus, the Louisville Improvisors are resurrecting the annual Improvapalooza this weekend and making it a two-night affair.

The purveyors of improv comedy in Louisville, the three members are, of course, bringing along friends and cohorts, including Chicago improv troupe School Pants, Louisville group Lung Farm, and Aaron Craker (of Frederick the Younger).

Both nights — Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14 — start at 8 p.m. at The Bard’s Town and feature different schedules, so check the Facebook event page to pick which acts you’d like to see. And tickets are $15 each night.

The Louisville Improvisors formed in 1999 and started Improvapalooza a year later. Members include Chris Anger, Alec Volz and Brian Hinds.

Improvapalooza is Jan. 13-14.

We caught up with Hinds to ask him seven very important questions.

In the process, we learned Hinds teaches theater and playwriting to freshmen at YPAS and DuPont Manual, and he’s also performed with Kentucky Shakespeare, StageOne Family Theatre and Savage Rose Classical Theatre, among many others.

Here are his answers …

What’s the most surprising thing on your Bucket List?

After answering 7 Questions with Sara Havens, I’d like to take up archery.

Isn’t that special?

What poster was on your wall in junior high?

I’d been in a few plays, so I had posters from those, but the centerpiece was a huge poster of The Church Lady, which I’d purchased at the mall. With my own money.

If you were mayor, to whom would you give the key to the city? 

Keith’s Hardware, so I could get a few copies made. I’d also buy one of those key-hiding things, but I won’t tell you where I’ll hide it.

What are your preferred pizza toppings?

Whatever is on the slice of the day at The Post. Two of them. Bourbon on the rocks on the side.

If you could be any age for a week, what would it be? 

12 years old during the first week of summer vacation. I’d be eating WWF ice cream bars and listening to the soundtrack from “St. Elmo’s Fire” on cassette.

The impeccable Brian Posehn

What famous person do people say you resemble the most? 

Someone recently said “a handsome Brian Posehn,” which I find redundant. He’s a fine-looking man.

Who would you most like to be stuck with in an elevator?

Season 7 Peggy Olson (of “Mad Men”).

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."