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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Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane
95: George Wendt…
George Wendt is best known as Norm Peterson from the hit sitcom "Cheers" and for his stint as a Super Fan on SNL. In this episode, Jimmy talks to George about being fired fr
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94: Mike Kosinski…
Mike Kosinski has written and performed in three revues at Second City and is currently in the cast of "Depraved New World" on The Main Stage. He and Jimmy sat down and tal
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Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane
93: Caitlin & Alex from The Upstairs…
Alex Honnet and Caitlin Stephan are two of the founders of The Upstairs Gallery, on of Chicago's hottest indie improv venues. In this episode, Jimmy talks to them about
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92: Beth Stelling…
Beth Stelling is a stand-up who has appeared on Conan, @midnight and Chelsey Lately. In this episode, recorded at the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, she talks with Ji
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