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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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of the new Comedy Central hit Key & Peele, stop by for a special episode of Improv Nerd With Jimmy Carrane. In this candid interview, Key and Peele address some of their critics, discuss their philosophy for developing sketches, and talk about the benefits and hazards of being biracial comedians in post-Obama America. Listen in as Jimmy explores these issues and more with America’s hottest comedy duo.

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