Sketch comedy group Disgruntled Bit-Players (DBP) was founded by Seattle actors and writers José Amador and Joe Wack in 1999. Named “Best Comedy” by the The Stranger in 2001, DBP went on to produce five sketch shows in Seattle prior to Joe’s move to NYC in 2001. In NYC Joe founded DBP NY, where the group produced several shows, including at Upright Citizen’s Brigade (RIP) and Caroline’s on Broadway. After a ten year hiatus, DBP Seattle reunited in July 2011 with former group members from around the country at the Jewelbox Theater at the Rendevous for a one night performance, Songs in the Key of Funny: DBP’s Greatest Schvitz. Joe moved back to Seattle in 2016, and in 2019, DBP Seattle hosted a benefit show in February and performed at SketchFest that September. In February 2020, DBP performed at the Jewelbox Theater at the Rendevous. Due to the pandemic, DBP moved off stage and into podcasting, partnering with No Ticket Productions to produce Disgruntled Bit-Players Radio Theater, with actors from around the country. DBP Radio Theater launched in late spring 2020.

In Memoriam – DBP-NY Co-Founder Jennifer True