Achilles StamatelakyAchilles is a comedy writer and performer in New York City.
Achilles has been studying and performing improv and sketch at The UCB Theatre since January 2005. He is a veteran performer of UCB's Harold Night improv show, performing with the groups T.R.U.C.K.S., Whorenado, Penthouse Riot, and Standard Oil. Currently, he is on the weekend improv team Airwolf, which performs at UCB's East Village theatre every Saturday at 10:30 PM. He was also a founding member of the improv group Hot Lather, which created UCB's popular long-running improvised soap opera As The Diamond Burns.
Achilles is also a writer for The Prom (which performs a brand new sketch show every month at Maude Night) and a writer for the BETA team Scraps (which produces video content for UCBComedy.com and UCB's YouTube Channel). His sketches have been featured on Splitsider, NY Magazine's Vulture blog, and Roger Ebert's blog.
He has appeared in other shows at UCB including One Night Stand, The Hogwarts Improvisation Society, and CageMatch among others. He has also created two sold out Harry Potter-themed shows for UCB: Up Late! With Lord Voldemort! (2007) which was featured in The Gothamist and NY Magazine's "Vulture Blog"; and The Kirk Cameron Repertory Players Present: A Harry Potter Musical! (2010 and 2011), which was featured in TimeOut NY, The Huffington Post, and WNYC.
Outside of UCB, Achilles has studied at The Magnet Theater with Armando Diaz and independently with Christina Gausas. Achilles has also worked as a writer's assistant for the Onion News Network and developed a pilot for Sirius Satellite Radio. He has also performed throughout New York City in the past with independent improv groups Kid Dervin, The Fist Kisses and, currently, The Beatles. (It's true.) He has also written for YouTube's Official Comedy channel, appeared in commercials, various internet videos, and on The Colbert Report.
Achilles is an instructor at the UCB Training Center. He hopes to own a really big TV one day.
Web Site: http://iamachilles.tumblr.com