Houndstooth is a Chicago troupe that started in December 2012. It is made up of members Johnny O'Mara, Patrick Bodenhausen and Spencer Hamilton. Johnny and Spencer, who also currently co-host the podcast Dilettante Ball, each performed with Theatre Strike Force at the University of Florida before moving to Chicago where they both completed the i.O. Training Center. Patrick performed at ComedyCity in Kansas City prior to moving to Chicago. He also completed the i.O. Training Center as well as The Second City Conservatory.
The troupe, coached by Bill Arnett, has made numerous appearances in Gainesville, FL for the Gainesville Improv Festival and the Improv Blast, as well as appearances in the Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis and Des Moines improv festivals. Aside from these, Houndstooth stays busy performing in venues throughout Chicago, co-hosting and performing in The Friday Night Hose Down at the Bughouse Theater, as well as each coaching teams for the Chicago Improv Studio.