Riley Smith

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Riley Smith is a writer/comedian/actor who has been called “The Funniest Person in the World” on multiple occasions by his own mother (and once his girlfriend too!)

Riley Smith has written and produced multiple plays, screenplays and sketch shows with his partner Tommy Fleming in the greater Los Angeles area. These include “This House is a Tomb! A Drama,” “The Loins of Winter,” and, most famously, “Dick Hopper, Private Eye.” They also co-wrote the upcoming film “Fingered by God: The Story of Barry and the Fingu.” Riley is currently working on the horror screenplay “Bait” with Brian Ioakimedes and horror/musical comedy “The Unspeakable Horrors of Dr Iris I. Retna” with Charlie O’Conner.

As an actor, Riley has performed in the L.A. Fringe Festival multiple times, most recently as Lloyd in “Mud” and Friar Lawrence in “Romeo and Juliet,” both directed by the illustrious Shaya Mulcahy. He has acted in multiple short films, including David Gantz’s “Beef Stew” and Peter Rosemeyers’s “Dishes.” In “Dick Hopper, Private Eye” he played The Farmer.

After spending four years on USC’s Premier Improv team Commedus Interruptus (and directing his senior year!) Riley has been on multiple accomplished L.A. improv teams, most notably “Crumbs,” “Strawberry Obama” and “Max Von Spider’s Spooky Stories,” the last of which he also directed. You can see him now with “Lady Primrose’s Romantic Adventures,” which he also directs.

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