Before Chicago, Carlos was all up in the South Florida improv scene where he performed, directed, taught improv & sketch, and co-ran a theater for several years. He has also performed at improv festivals across the country and taught workshops at both the Sarasota & Tampa Improv Festivals. Carlos has gotten very comfortable with the colder weather, but still gets annoyed when people call the lake a “beach”.
Carlos Rivera moved from South Florida to Chicago in early 2016 to continue his study of the comedy arts. Since then, he has successfully completed the Annoyance Theater Training Program, the Second City Training Center (“SCTC”) Musical Improv Program, and the Stage 773 2016 Summer/Fall Artist’s Lab series. Carlos is also in the SCTC Conservatory, an ensemble member of the Under The Gun Theater, a cast member of MCL Chicago’s MINT Seasons 12 & 13, as well as a member of a couple of other indie improv/sketch teams.