Our Global Improv Project Coaches


Cale Evans

Coach for Close Distance and Smells Like Ghosts

Cale Evans is an actor, improviser, host, coach, trainer and producer. He began his improv training at Charlotte Comedy Theater where he is now a coach. He is the Founder of Queen City Comedy and Now are the Foxes Improv Comedy. Cale also performs with Improv Charlotte and Background Noise Musical Improv.

When not on stage, Cale can be heard on the wildly popular podcast - The Podcast from Hell and Bat Boys Comedy Podcast.

Cale co-produces the Queen City Comedy Experience, the Ain’t She Funny Fest and the Queen City Spotlight in partnership with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and the Charlotte Comedy Zone.

Cale is also a board member for Diversity On and Off Stage and a coach for Charlotte Comedy Theater.

Karla Dingle

Coach for Ridgeley

Karla Dingle has spent her life on the stage. She began taking theater classes at age 5 and continued to study acting until receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia in Theater in 1998. Karla began performing improv in Charlotte in 2009 and continues to educate herself through workshops and classes at Second City, Hoopla, The Groundlings and more. Karla is also an actor and voiceover artist.

Currently, Karla is the Improv Director and Acting Instructor at Acting Out Studio in Charlotte, NC. She is also a faculty member and instructor with the Queen City Comedy’s Global Improv Project which connects improvisers worldwide. Karla instructs students from England, Israel, India, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, the Philippines and beyond. In addition, she has been a guest instructor at the Vintage Improv Festival, Highwire Improv, The Nursery, Liverpool Comedy Improv and the Bangalore India Improv Community.


You can see her performing with Now are the Foxes Improv Comedy, Don’t Mess Improv, Close Distance Improv, Charlotte Comedy Theater, Background Noise Musical Improv and the Duo Judkins and Dingle.


Jenn Bianchi

Coach for Trash Kingdom and the Tooth Fairy Conspiracy

Jenn Bianchi is an improvisor, educator, and actor based in the Chapel Hill, NC, area.  She performs weekly with The PIT-Chapel Hill in addition to teaching classes and workshops online with The Peoples Improv Theater in New York City. Additionally, she is on faculty and a performer with the Queen City Comedy Global Improv project working with students across the globe. 


Jenn is an active member of the Southeastern improv scene for the last decade producing multiple festivals in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, as well as leading workshops at various improv festivals.  She is a winner of the Global Improv Projects 3-on-3 tournament with her all-female team Burnett Brigade as well as the ComedySportz Richmond 2021 Spring Rumble Winner with duo partner Elizabeth Byland on the team Bianchi & Byland.

Jenn is also a member of Queen City Comedy's Now are the Foxes Team.