Richie Root is a writer and performer in Los Angeles. He has studied improv at UCB since 2009 with such illustrious teachers as Ian Roberts. Julie Brister, Eugene Cordero, Drew DiFonzo Marks, Will McLaughlin, and Joe Wengert. Prior to that, he was a performer with Just 4 Laughs short form improv and a performer and host of UC Irvine's award winning improv troupe Live Nude People (with clothes on!). He also sold women's shoes for a long, long time, but that's not important. At UCB, he has performed in The Cagematch, Let's Do This, and is a proud member of the Harold team Kid Grift.