Dave is an original cast member of "The Garrens Comedy Troupe" at Brigham Young University in Jan. 1993. Dave then formed his own comedy troupe, "Hauska", in Los Angeles in 1995 to perform at world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, occasionally at The Ice House in Pasadena, and regularly at The Sacred Grounds coffee house. For a few years in the late 90's Dave took improv and sketch comedy writing classes at The Groundlings Theater and also studied the meisner technique with David Kagen. Moving back up to Utah summer of 1998, Dave is also a charter member of the "Salt Lake cast of The Garrens", "The Skinny Lincolns" and "Salt Lake City chapter of Comedy Sportz". In Feb. 2002, Dave performed at the SLC Winter Olympics and later that spring took an entertainment job with Carnival Cruise Lines.
Living on and off ships for over four years, in 2007 Dave received an opportunity to perform educational laser shows for school assemblies and say good-bye to "ship life". After five and a half years of doing school assemblies for thousands of children, Dave returned to school to finish his degree. While back at Brigham Young University, spring of 2013 Dave switched his major from Theater Arts to Elementary Education. During his time back at school he worked part time on campus as the only karaoke host as well as a Arts Bridge Scholar off campus.
Dave does all the read-alouds for all grade levels at the school where he teaches and brings science and history alive for all his students. Dave is a current company member of Provo Comedy Sportz and is repped by Talent Management Group in SLC.
Name: David Shipp
Lives in: Provo, Utah
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Editor, Filmmaker, Narrator, Production Assistant, Singer and Voice Artist
Unique traits: long form and short form improv. can chirp like a cricket. play harmonica. juggle. Swedish, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, German, British, Australian, North Carolina, Kentucky, Texan, and California accents and dialects.
Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)