From Chicago and Seattle respectively, Patty and Emily came to New York separately with a love of musical theatre, sarcasm, and sass. They met in improv class at the Upright Citizens Brigade, forming an instant bond over how amazing Patti LuPone is, and eventually started a Vlog. Mixing their theatre knowledge with their snarky senses of humor, their Vlog soon gained attention from Tony nominees and Broadway producers. As special correspondents for Memphis, Patty and Emily interviewed the cast at the Tony after party and hosted the “Memmy Awards” for Memphis’s one year Broadway anniversary. Their comedy videos have been featured by Broadway musicals Newsies, Leap of Faith, and Lysistrata Jones and on the websites BroadwayWorld and G.L.O.C. In their spare time, they watch way too much TV.
Members of the ITBA.
Special thanks to Liza Minnelli.
Patty Devery attended Illinois Wesleyan University where she received a Bachelor of Music Education with a Vocal Concentration. While there, she participated in the grand tradition of college a cappella, co-founding the female ensemble A Touch of Class. Also at IWU, she was a member of Quickies Sketch Comedy Troupe and performed in numerous student productions. Instead of teaching after graduating, she ran away to live in Madrid, Spain, before moving to New York City. While in New York, Patty has studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre with many great teachers, including Ari Voukydis, Joe Wengert, Gavin Speiller, Doug Moe, Brandon Gardner, and Eliza Skinner. Patty has performed improv in New York, Chicago, Boston, Providence, and Phoenix. She performed for two years with improv group MacGuffin and three years with musical improv group Dumpster Tequila. She has written for BroadwaySpotted.com and corrects people’s grammar.
Emily Faye Oakley moved to New York City at 19 after spending a year living in Israel while on Young Judaea Year Course. She is a college drop out who has studied at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre, and Gotham Writer’s Workshop. She has interned for Broadwayworld.com, the New York Musical Theatre Festival and Food For Thought Productions. Emily has performed in improv and storytelling shows throughout the city. She saw 9 to 5 The Musical 10 times.