Rafe Williams

Rafe is a comic, public speaker, and improvisor who has been performing in the St. Louis area since 2009. He is a writer/performer on STL Up Late, a stand-up comic, and a member of the Improv Shop house team Bluebeard. He grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois and still has an essay he wrote in third grade entitled “Comedian”– the letter was a response to the age old question of “what do you want to be when you grow-up?” He is currently two of the following: a member of Toastmasters, Freelance Adventurer, Bartender, Competitive Ribbon Dancer, and Metro-East Plus Size Male Model of the Year 2003, 2008 & 2013.Rafe Williams is a stand up comedian and improviser. He is a member of the improv team “Dad Van.”

Guest Appearances

December 28, 2022

On a special LIVE improv4humans recorded in St. Louis, Ify Nwadiwe, Rafe Williams, and Kate Cole join Matt Besser for scenes about joining the army to discuss Space Jam, fighting climate change by buying a Tesla, a late-night vasectomy parlor, buying a landline phone, and more!

September 2, 2020

Houston improv team Can’t Tell Us Nothing (Jon Myles, Tandiwe Kone, Antoine W.B., Amechi Ngwe) and Rafe Williams join Matt Besser this week for scenes about tossing burgers to an audience, speeding on the Highway to Hell, the constitutional right to invade personal space, and more.

November 20, 2019

Rafe Williams, Eric Christensen, Ben Lyons, Melissa Darch, and Tim Walsh of Dad Van join Matt Besser LIVE from St. Louis for scenes about partying with friends who definitely aren’t cops, a Garth Brooks hip hop set, a child with the appetite of an old man, adopting a zombie, and more.

 

Check out Matt Besser’s new comedy album Pot Humor here.

 

 

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV)

March 22, 2018

The humons have voted, and here are your favorite scenes of 2017! These performances feature Andy Daly, Bob Dassie, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, Stephanie Allynne, Mookie Blaiklock, Craig Rowin, Brandon Gardner, Tim Meadows, Shaun Diston, Chad Carter, Horatio Sanz, Rafe Williams, Eric Christensen, Ben Lyons, Melissa Darch, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri, Jen D’Angelo, Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Will Hines, Scott Aukerman, Anthony King, Alex Fernie, Jason Mantzoukas, Sasheer Zamata, Noël Wells, Jon Gabrus, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Drew Tarver, Jessica McKenna, Eugene Cordero, Gavin Speiller, and Brian Huskey. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!

This episode is sponsored by The Harold Ramis Film School.

June 29, 2017

Live from Del Close Marathon, winners of the nationwide improv4humans contest Dad Van (Rafe Williams, Eric Christensen, Ben Lyons, and Melissa Darch) join Matt Besser along with Tim Meadows, Horatio Sanz, Chad Carter, and Shaun Diston! They take audience suggestions that inspire scenes about physical homesickness, a firefighter who wants to hang back, and a 4th grader who’s paranoid about assassination. Plus, a ghost can’t take off the sheet he died in and a visit to the seashell emporium brings back painful memories.

 

This episode is sponsored by Audible (www.audible.com/IMPROV).