Comprised of Houston-bred improvisers Saurabh Pande and Ben Mattice, Torpedo Soldier originally formed to compete in Beta Theater’s two-man improv team tournament, The Beta Bracket “Duos”. The two went on to win the tournament, which garnered them a spot in this year’s Houston Improv Festival!
Utilizing their pension for crazy characters, yet grounded scene and environment work, Torpedo Soldier is an onslaught of fast-based, smart/stupid comedy that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between! Before forming Torpedo Soldier, Ben and Saurabh had performed together both as members of ComedySportz Houston and of the University of Houston’s national award-winning college improv troupe, Glaundor.
A Houston native, Saurabh Pande currently resides in Chicago and is furthering his improv studies at the iO Theater.
A New York native, Ben Mattice is currently still in Houston and continues to perform with ComedySportz Houston and loves his roommates, Mom and Dad.