mark & ari bios

Ari began performing improv, standup and sketch comedy in New York City back there were hookers in Times Square. He has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 1997 and has been teaching there for over ten years. Ari is a regular on all those VH-1 shows your niece watches, like The Best Week Ever and Top 100 Videos, and has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Comedy Central's The Upright Citizens Brigade.

He has contributed to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and has written for GQ, Grantland, SPY, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly and many other magazines. He currently writes for BuzzFeed.


Over the years Ari has been lucky enough to fall in with some fantastic Harold teams, like DeCoster and Pound, and has been part of countless shows, including ASSSCAT, Let's Have a Ball and Wicked F***in' Queeyah, an annual salute to his home town of Boston that he co-created with Amy Poehler and Rob Corddry. He was the founder and co-host Hot For Teacher: The UCB Faculty Show, along with his insanely funny wife Betsy Stover.

Ari and Betsy live in Los Angeles with their intrepid sons Rex and Ajax and their good-natured but humorless terrier Walter.†


Ari Voukydis

Mark Sarian

Mark Sarian hails from Philadelphia, where he first learned how to be bitterly disappointed in all things sports related. He has been performing stand-up, sketch and improv comedy in New York City since 1998. From 1995 to 1996, Mark served as Mr. Baltimore, appearing in television and radio commercials promoting tourism for downtown Baltimore. He was an advertising copywriter for seven years before becoming a writer/performer full time.


He has appeared in several national and local television commercials for Slim-Fast, Imagistics, Wendy's, Blockbuster, East Side Mario's, Citizen's Bank and Avis, and has produced and performed in popular improv shows at the UCB, 'The Millers' and 'Action 5 News,' both performing at improv festivals around the country. He fondly recalls when he was once part of two UCB Harold Teams, 'Suppertime' and 'Beautiful Cop.'  Mark can also be seen in the film, "One Last Thing..." and two short films, The Tombs and Space Cadet , which was in the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.


Mark currently resides in Los Angeles with his overly-supportive wife and crazy, mixed-up dog. He is also  deathly afraid of high walls of rushing water, or better known as, Tsunamis.