Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane

“Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane,” is a live interview show hosted by Jimmy Carrane, a comedian, well-known improv teacher and former host of Studio 312 on Chicago Public Radio. In this show, Jimmy interviews icons in the world of improv and comedy, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. Laugh along as Jimmy performs a totally unscripted scene with many of his guests and then opens the floor for questions.


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Jimmy Carrane is the host of Improv Nerd and co-author of “Improvising Better: A Guide to the Working Improviser.” He is the former host of Studio 312 on Chicago Public Radio. He has taught at The Second City, IO-Chicago, The Annoyance and Victory Gardens.


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Stephanie McCullough, musical improv virtuoso, has been the piano player for Music Improv since 1997, on the Second City faculty (music director, teacher, and composer) since 2002, and is the founder of MCL (Musical Comedy Live) in Chicago. Stephanie talked about her mother’s depression, her interactions with Wayne Brady, and helped Jimmy overcome his fear/judgement of musical improv. If you don’t wanna miss Jimmy’s singing voice, don’t miss this episode!

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