Darren created Held2gether in Long Beach in 2010. He is the instructor for advanced improv, sketch and writing classes. He has 30 years of experience Darren as comedic writer, performer and corporate trainer. His improv background includes training and performances at the Groundlings, Second City, and UCB. His favorite part of comedy is teaching students and performing with the Held2gether troupe.
Groundlings, Upright Citizens’ Brigade, Second City, and with his own troupe Held2Gether. In addition to Improv Comedy, Darren has performed in film, TV, off-Broadway plays, and Stand-Up Comedy. Discovering a void of improv opportunities in his beloved home of Long Beach, Darren was inspired bring improv comedy to people from all backgrounds. He continues to share this passion with aspiring performers, corporations, and as a private coach.