Sand is Scott Nelson, and Michael Brunlieb. Both trained at the major improv theaters in Chicago, but the group formed independently after a few years of rehearsing on their own. Jimmy Carrane calls them the best improv troupe performing in Chicago today. As evidence of that, they were named best improv troupe 2015 by New City Magazine.
Their improv-format is unique, developed around strong characters and extreme situations. They frequently take audiences where lesser improv groups fear to tread, but do so with a style that draws audiences wholeheartedly into the world they are creating. The result is the richest, funniest comedy the Chicago improv scene is currently producing.