Improv Nerd Podcast

“Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane,” is a comedy podcast and live interview show hosted by Jimmy Carrane, a 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, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at careers in comedy. Laugh along as Jimmy performs a totally unscripted scene with each of his guests, and then learn how they created the scene in a revealing interview and question-and-answer session.

Past guests have included: Tim Meadows, David Koechner, Key & Peele, Rachel Dratch, Andy Richter, Dan Harmon, Matt Besser, Susan Messing, TJ Jagodowski, Jeff Garlin and more!

Improv Nerd is also available on iTunes and, a Los Angeles-based podcast collective that hosts shows from some of today’s hottest comedians.

Recorded at Stage 773 in Chicago
When: Sundays at 5 p.m. (Check calendar for upcoming shows)
Where: Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago
Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 improv students

What People Are Saying…

“Best Comedy Podcast”Time Out Chicago

“Top 3 Comedy Picks for the Fall”Chicago Reader

“There is so much bad improv in the world that it’s easy to forget how great it is to see it in the hands of people who know how to do it right.”Chicago Examiner, 9/26/11

Jimmy Carrane Explores the Nerd Factor of ImprovChicago Sun-Times, 9/28/11

“‘Improv Nerd’ Jimmy Carrane Gets Chatty at Second City”WBEZ