About The Troupe


“…stop laughing, Mom!” is University of Hartford’s only (and best) Improv Comedy Troupe. We started in 2001 and have been going strong for seven seasons. Currently in our eighth, we hope to continue the tradition. We have won multiple awards from SGA (Student Government Association) such as the “Most Improved Club Award“, the “Communications Award” and “Club of the Year“. SLM is constantly looking for more student participation regarding open cast positions and advertising and promotion, please contact the troupe for more information on joining “…stop laughing Mom!” at stoplaughingmom@gmail.com . Also Visit out Facebook Page. Join us for our performances on the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 10PM IN WILDE AUDITORIUM FOR $1.


The Troupe


Artistic Director

Doug Kellner (2010)
Major: English
Hometown: Vernon, CT
Bio: I am an Irish expatriate writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. I am best known for my landmark novel Ulysses (1922) and its highly controversial successor Finnegans Wake (1939), as well as the short story collection Dubliners (1914) and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916).


Executive Producer

Name: Alicia Farrell (2009 Super Senior)
Major: Music Management
Hometown: New Milford, CT
Bio: I love improv so much that I am staying at school for an extra year for your viewing pleasure. When I’m not performing with SLM, you can catch me moonlighting as my favorite pop-star of the moment.

Name: Austin Vaughn (2011)
Major: Architectural Engineering
Hometown: New Milford, CT
Bio: Coming Soon

Name: Grace Painter (2010)
Major: Politics and Government
Hometown: Dillsburg, PA
Bio: Coming Soon

Name: Pete Williams (2009)
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Larchmont, NY
Bio: Coming Soon

Name: Haley Knapper (2011)
Major: Business
Hometown: New Fairfield, CT
Bio: I couldn’t ride my bike until I was eight, I cant get into an R rated movie without being carded, I cant see over the steering wheel, and I still can’t successfully tie her shoes the “loop swoop and pull way.” But I can still be a member of Stop Laughing Mom!

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