It only took Nate 8 years to find his true purpose in life. He had graced the stage of his elementary school’s talent show to recite jokes he had memorized from a book he had received as a gift a few months prior, and from then on there was no looking back. He became the talk of the town and had earned his stripes among his peers for his comedic talent. Nate’s passionate journey through stand-up has proved to be a beast worth wrestling, so he set out to sharpen his natural skills. For the next 14 years, Nate was a part of several improv groups from Richmond to Chicago. When he landed in Central Florida, he was given the opportunity to start his own troupe. Swan City Improv has been providing laughs to the Lakeland community ever since.
What is your business? Swan City Improv is an improv comedy group that performs out of LKLDLive monthly and will be teaching improv classes starting soon.
Who are your clients? We work with anyone who wants to laugh! On top of the monthly performances and classes we offer, we will also be offering corporate teambuilding exercises and party performances.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? The word “entrepreneur” is super French and I love french fries so it was an absolute match made in heaven.
What are your short-term goals? We want to have shows every other week, pack out classes to teach people the amazing art of improv, and have open workshops for people to have fun playing around with the team. Also to maybe give the mayor a hug. Maybe.
What are some business wins? In one month we grew our audience by 200% and have been consistently growing ever since.
How has Catapult helped you? Catapult provides the perfect classroom space to start teaching everyone how to play improv!
Why Lakeland? This city is filled with people who love to laugh, but sadly the closest places to do so are Tampa or Orlando. We all know traffic is terrible, so instead of travelling, we wanted to host a night full of laughs in Lakeland for your whole family.
What is your Secret Sauce? Life has enough serious people, so I am always having as much fun as possible!
SwanCityImprov.com | 863.814.8227
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