At this year's All-Star Comedy Roundtable we're shaking things up - come experience a new, hilarious format: The Improv Takeover! Actors and comedians Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) kick off their national tour with a special version of their hysterical improv show, featuring special participation from Ben Stiller.
Thomas Middleditch can currently be seen staring as the lead character in Mike Judge’s critically acclaimed HBO series, SILICON VALLEY. Thomas’ performance as the shy, entrepreneur “Richard Hendricks” garnered him a 2016 Emmy® nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” along with three Critics' Choice nominations for “Best Actor in a Comedy Series.” The show has received four Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for “Outstanding Comedy Series.” On the big screen, Thomas will next be seen in and GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS opposite Sally Hawkins and Kyle Chandler and REPLICAS opposite Keaunu Reeves. He was last seen in JOSHY, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and the horror comedy, THE FINAL GIRLS. He also lent his voice to the DreamWorks animated feature, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, along with Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, and Kevin Hart. In 2013, Thomas appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar nominated film, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET oppositeLeonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. He also appeared in Jay Roach’s THE CAMPAIGN opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Thomas’ other credits include: NBC’s television series THE OFFICE as Dwight Schrute's (Rainn Wilson) brother as well as films such as THE BRONZE, THE KINGS OF SUMMER, THE BRASS TEAPOT, FUN SIZE, BEING FLYNN, and SPLINTERHEADS. Thomas performs regularly as half of the improv duo, MIDDLEDITCH & SCHWARTZ and is a member of the critically acclaimed, IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY.
Ben Schwartz is an Emmy® Award-winning writer, actor, and comedian. He's acted in the television shows HOUSE OF LIES and PARKS AND RECREATION as well as the films THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, OUTSIDE IN, NIGHT SCHOOL, and many others. He has lent his voice to many different animated projects, including Dewey in DUCKTALES and Leonardo in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. He has penned feature scripts for Universal, Paramount, and Good Universe and is the co-author of the national bestseller GRANDMA'S DEAD: BREAKING BAD NEWS WITH BABY ANIMALS, and its two sequels, as well as his latest book THINGS YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW ABOUT DATING, YOU F*CKING IDIOT, which was adapted into a TV show for CBS and Gary Sanchez Productions.