Programming Directors

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Arcade Comedy Theater is a hub for all forms of comedy. So to help us reach out to the funny communities of Pittsburgh (metaphorical communities…we’re not talking about Blawnox), we work with programming directors that are not only super talented individuals, but great collaborators.

Music Director

Addi Twigg

Addi Twigg makes up half of musical comedy duo Bait & Switch and is acting musical mistress for comedy troupe Frankly Scarlett. She moonlights with oldies cover band Photo Joe & the Negatives and a cappella group In Acchord, as well as dabbling in serious singer/songwriteriness with Camelia Road. More of Addi’s fluff can be found on Twitter,, and the Add It up Podcast.

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Stand-Up Comedy Director

Aaron Kleiber

Aaron Kleiber has been entertaining his entire life — from climbing atop his grandmother’s coffee table as a child to taking the stage at comedy clubs across the country. He has been a requested feature performer for Bob Saget, Jim Breuer, Ralphie May, Bert Kreischer, John Witherspoon, Josh Blue, Pablo Francisco  and Steve-O. He’s also performed alongside Sinbad, Billy Gardell, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Green and Tommy Davidson. A native of Munhall, Pa., and a fixture in Pittsburgh’s growing comedy scene, Kleiber was voted “Best Local Comedian” by the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine in 2012 and 2013. Check out his website.

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Variety Director

Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward has been a variety arts performer since 1990. He is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team, and a Spintop Champion. His mom is proud. Mark has traveled the world with a yo-yo on his finger (well, mostly in his pocket), and has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman twice, America’s Got Talent, and the NBC Nightly News (without committing a crime). Someday Mark hopes to perform for both the President and the Queen. Not being a convicted criminal should help with that. Find out more about Mark on his website.

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Podcast Director

Zachary Simons

Zach hit the stage around age 8, performing in countless public productions through college. He first got into broadcasting in high school, where he created a morning TV program for the students, before continuing to study Radio and TV production in college (where he had a vinyl-b-side radio show, long before vinyl started it’s 2007 resurgence). After years of producing media for others in Pittsburgh, Zach started his own online radio show in 2011. Writing on the Floor features interviews with interesting guests like Bill Peduto, Charlie Humphrey, and Deb Acklin, among others. The show also does the occasional live show in a variety-show format.

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