Pelham residents selected for improvisation team


A pair of Pelham residents will be traveling throughout the region while bringing educational messages to teens and corporations after they were selected as improvisational performers for the Birmingham-based Positively Funny company.

Mike Bratton and Tscahai Maduro were selected to the company’s cast of improvisers, which uses comedy improvisation routines during corporate training exercises, youth education, public performances and classroom training.

“Our cast of Improvisers is the lifeblood of our company,” said Positively Funny Chief Creative Officer David Grissom.

“These talented individuals serve not only as performers for corporate entertainment and public performances, they also serve in the role of educators for our corporate and youth education division and our improv training division,” he added.

Positively Funny channels all money raised through its projects to its non-profit sister organization, the Teen Project Group. The non-profit works to promote positive life choices among teens.

Positively Funny also operates an education division called “Perform-4-A-Purpose,” which uses improvisation to teach self-esteem, self-worth, anger management, conflict resolution and team building lessons to teens.

“I am proud to be a part of an organization that upholds integrity, appreciates the arts and shares character development with others freely,” Maduro said.

“I work with youth at my church and I am really excited to be a part of Positively Funny,” Bratton said.