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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Best known for creating the HBO sketch series Mr. Show, playing criminal lawyer Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad, and writing the famous “Matt Foley” sketch on SNL, Bob Odenkirk is a comedy legend. He took some time out from his busy tour schedule to chat with Jimmy about his many new projects, including his new book, “A Load of Hooey” and his new show Better Call Saul. They also talked about his reputation as a comedy mentor, working at Second City, and growing up with an angry, alcoholic father. Anyone who considers themselves a comedy nerd won’t want to miss this episode.

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