My Mother's Fleabag

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My Mother's Fleabag
Formation1980 (1980)
TypeTheatre group
  • 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
  • Ben Halter
  • Amanda Hoffman
  • Jenna Postiglione
  • Chris Prall
  • Caitrin Assaf
  • Sara Elzeini
  • Nick Edel
  • Ari Malliaros
  • Tom Mier
Artistic director(s)
  • Tatiana Schaffer
  • Matt Hession

My Mother's Fleabag, or Fleabag, is an improvisational theater group at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, United States. Founded in 1980, My Mother's Fleabag is the oldest collegiate improv group in the country.[1][2]


My Mother's Fleabag was founded in 1980 by Barry Armata, class of 1981, as a way to imitate Saturday Night Live on campus. The group's name is meant to elicit the feeling of a fleabag motel on Cape Cod where each room has a different story, like improv skits.[3]


The group performs several times each year on campus including the annual Fall and Spring shows. Performances consist of a variety of short-form sketches organized into “games,” which are different improv scenarios with rules and requirements members follow. The group often experiments with various other improv styles and forms.[4]

Notable alumni

My Mother's Fleabag has many notable alumni, including:

  • Maile Flanagan, '87 - actress and voice actress, Shameless, Naruto
  • Nancy Carell, '88 - comedian, actress, writer, Saturday Night Live, The Office
  • Tom McCarthy, '88 - actor, director, screenwriter, Up, Spotlight
  • Wayne Wilderson, '89 - comedian and actor, Seinfeld, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, '93 - comedian, actress, producer, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation
  • Alfredo De Quesada '98 - actor, Che
  • Cameron Esposito, '04 - comedian, actress, podcaster, Take My Wife, Queery
  • Lou Wilson, '14 - comedian and actor, American Vandal, The Guest Book

My Mother's Fleabag in the Media



  1. ""About" from My Mother's Fleabag website".
  3. "Boston College Magazine".

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