Dave Theune (Pronounced “Two-knee”. Yep, it’s Dutch.) is an actor/improvisor living in L.A.
Born and raised by Dan and Leona in Cedar Grove, WI (four churches, one bar), Dave went on to UW-Milwaukee and majored in theatre. Introduced to improv by way of ComedySportz Milwaukee, Dave performed with CSZ professionally as well as with the long-running late night improv show The Midnite Show. In addition, Dave took classes at iO Chicago and went on to perform with the house improv team Children of God. After shoveling his car out of the snow for the one thousandth time, Dave decided to pack up and move to L.A. Once in Tinstletown, Dave began performing improv with ComedySportz L.A., as well as with his long-running house team Orpheus Roy at iO West. He also started taking classes at what would become his home away from home, the UCB Theatre, where he soon made it on to their improv and sketch house teams.
AT UCB, Dave has performed sketch with his long-running UCB Maude team Bonafide, and also with his UCB Digital team Gordon. Today, you can catch Dave teaching at and touring with UCB, performing improv monthly with his silent improv team Sassy Bluff, as well as performing at UCB Franklin every Friday at 8pm with his house improv team Bangarang!. Dave is one-half of Midbest, a sketch/improv team who-along with Casey Feigh-have performed their written sketch show Midbest Presents: Casey and Dave are Different at UCB, the Comedy Central Stage, and the San Francisco Sketch Festival. Dave has performed at the Del Close Marathon in NYC, the Dallas Improv Festival, and the Seattle Sketch Festival as well the podcasts Improv4Humans , With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, The Meat Podcast, I’m Too Effing High, Mystic Party, and others.
Dave has been featured in numerous national commercials, tons of Funny or Die vids, and some funny tv shows like Netflix’s Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy V-Day Special, NBC’s, Superstore and Trial & Error, Starz’s Blunt Talk, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, Adult Swim’s Mr. Neighbors House, USA’s Playing House, and ABC Family’s American Housewife. For more, check out IMDB or his resume.
Fun fact: The paint on the wall of Dave’s Hollywood apartment was picked out by his mom in Cedar Grove, WI.