Purple Couch

Inspired by the audience comforts Purple Couch will follow the story wherever it leads. You get comfortable. We’ll daydream.

Geraldine Carolan, Daniel Woo
San Francisco, Calif.


Purple Couch will perform in the 7:15 p.m. block at the HCC Studio Theatre on Friday, August 9.




Purple Couch is a duo featuring Daniel Woo and Geraldine Carolan from the San Francisco Bay area. Daniel Woo has been acting and improvising for over 20 years. Originally from and primarily based in the San Francisco Bay area, he currently performs in Stranger Than Facts and the duo Purple Couch. Over the last two decades, improv has gone from being a part of his performance philosophy to being a life philosophy; one that has guided him through some incredibly trying times. When not translating improv skills into life skills, he’s still living for the stage — constantly improvising, exploring, and discovering characters, voices, physicality, performative themes and motifs — and finding ways to turn his joy of being an improviser into a performance to move and entertain audiences.

Geraldine Carolan, originally from Galway, Ireland and now based in the San Francisco Bay area, has been improvising for six years. She currently performs in Purple Couch, Cats & Dogs, Inner Shell, Leaves of three, Three’s Company, Stranger than Facts and Bus Car. She studied improv at Leela, Endgames, Moment, All Out Comedy in the Bay Area and has attended Improv Utopia East, West and Yosemite. She has performed at Redrocks Improv Festival, Happy Valley XL Improv Festival, Wasatch Improv Festival, Oakland Comedy Festival, Rise Comedy Festival (as part of intensive), InterCity Festival, Countdown Improv Festival and Ireland Fest. She loves to photograph improvisors in action and capture moments that showcase their talents. When not performing, Geraldine loves to go camping with her very supportive husband, son, and dogs. She firmly believes at the heart of improv is community; Improv, like a good cup of tea, has brought so much joy to her life.