Entries by Anna Yee

229: Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch is best known for her seven seasons on SNL. She recently returned to Chicago for the Chicago Improv Festival, where she recorded this live episode of Improv Nerd on the Second City Main Stage. Jimmy talks to her about how she built her confidence as an improviser, how the slow times in her […]

228: Jaime Moyer

Jaime Moyer is an improviser, teacher and actor. You have seen her in such shows as Modern Family and Parks and Recreation. She was originally a member of Second City Detroit before moving to LA in 2009. In this live episode recorded at The Chicago Improv Festival, Jimmy talks to her about how she auditioned […]

227: Shantira Jackson

Shantira Jackson is a cast member of the current Second City Mainstage, and she also performs with Chicago’s hottest improv group, 3Peat, at iO Chicago. Jimmy sits down and talks to her about leaving journalism for comedy, what she is trying to get across to the audience when she’s performing, and her incredible work ethic.

226: Will Hines

Will Hines has taught and performed improv at UCB NY and LA since 2000. He’s appeared on multiple TV shows including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Community, Brooklyn 99, Broad City, and Inside Amy Schumer. Will is the author of the new book How To Be The Greatest Improviser On Earth. Jimmy talks to him about the importance of bringing your […]