Rish started improvising in 2007 with BATS, and has been at it ever since.  He founded several Bay Area troupes included The Streetlight People and Out of Line. He currently performs with The Five Deadly Improvisers, creating full-length improvised kung-fu stories and performing in cities across the US.  

As a facilitator, Rish has led workshops for non-profits including the Dalai Lama Fellows, Indicorps, ServiceSpace and The Tarsadia Foundation. He has taught improv classes within and beyond the Bay Area, at retreat centers like the Urban Ashram and at Moved By Love, as well as at senior homes in India. Rish designed a wellness curriculum for the South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Center, and for Bay Area companies like Rodan and Fields. Rish occasionally coaches middle school improv teams and leads community workshops for aspiring improvisers.

As an actor Rish has been featured in commercials for the Thumb app, in training videos at the Stanford business school, for Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) workshops, and for training sessions at CreativeLive.  He’s also acted in a few independent short films.

Rish frequently eats junk food in a secretive and remorseful fashion.