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Who the hell are these people?

Monkey Don't Productions is comprised of a rag-tag bunch of writing misfits who graduated together from the Second City Chicago Writing Program. The first Monkey Don't Production, "Monkey See, Monkey Don't" was well received at Donny's Skybox at Second City, selling out every show.

Writing Staff

Brandon Andersen hails from the booming metropolis of Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating from college with majors in Information Systems and Business Administration, he made the logical move into sketch comedy in Chicago, which has been his home since 2004. He is a graduate of the Writing and Improv Programs at Second City and also acts with the sketch group The Uncomfortables (double threat!). But whenever anybody asks him which he likes better, he always answers "buffalo wings".

If Monkey Don't Productions were a boy band (as he has lobbied for tirelessly), Reis Hand would be “the sassy one”. A devout Scientologist, Reis hopes to parlay his imminent success as a comedy writer into a spot on the spaceship.

What is genius? This is a question Mark Lobo almost never asks himself. You see, some people have to search for it, others simply have to look in the mirror. Mark would like to thank no one because gifted children are not required to do that. However, he would like to acknowledge his fiancé, Julia Powers, as the second funniest writer in the history of Second City (remember second place is first loser). When he is not writing Mark is performing stem cell research or watching the Golf Channel.

Amy Moczygemba is from San Antonio, Texas, but you'd never know it to look at her. Amy has studied music at the New England Conservatory (Boston), completed the improv program at the Improv Asylum (Boston), and holds a Bachelors in
Theatre Performance from Northeastern University (Boston). In short, she lived in Boston and dabbled in the theatre. Amy is also a graduate of The Second City Writing Program. Amy would like to thank Mom, Craig, the fam and friends for their support.


Julia Powers was born on February 24, 1978, and is not to be confused with Ida Cox, the jazz singer who used "Julia Powers" as a stage name during the 1920's. This Julia enjoys writing as a means of bridging the gap between the amount of therapy she needs and the amount of therapy she can afford. And if she ever needs a pen name, she may use "Ida Cox." Fair is fair. Special thanks to Mary Scruggs and the wonderful cast. Seeing them bring the writers' work to life has been a rare opportunity and a thrill!

Nikki Todd is busy warping young minds in the south suburbs of Chicago as a teacher when she isn’t suffering from writer’s block. She claims she’s still not sure how she got here, but after much soul-searching and finally hitting bottom, this is the best she can do for now. But enough about her NIU education…So she’d like to thank everyone who continues to inspire her with endless comedic fodder. This could actually lead to something!

Dustin White is a stand-up comic and writer living in Chicago. He is very proud to be a part of the talented writing team that wrote Monkey See Monkey Don’t. He wishes to thank Mary Scruggs, the cast, and his fellow writers for making this show so great. Visit Dustin's website at

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