Improv and sketch comedy have always been important parts of my creative life. I took my first improv class at The Second City in 1999 and never really looked back. As a performer, teacher, and coach, I specialize in fully-improvised musicals, long- and short-form improv, and original sketch comedy.
I am a faculty member and music director at The Second City Training Center in Chicago where I've taught since 2008. I'm a graduate of The Second City Conservatory in Chicago, iO Chicago, and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. I have also performed with ComedySportz LA and studied at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago.
In 2012, a few colleagues and I founded the Improvised Sondheim Project, an independent improv group that creates spontaneous, original musicals in the style of celebrated composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. We regularly play to sold-out crowds at the New York Musical Improv Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Music Improv Festival, Stage 773, MCL Chicago, and elsewhere.
Additional comedy credits include: The Second City Theatricals' Jewsical: The Musical!, Baby Wants Candy, Loki (at iO West), Vamp, Forte, Best Church of God, Jazz Hands Across America, The Second City Training Center's Music Improv House Ensemble Infinite Sundaes, and various comedy festivals and venues across the country.