IMPROV NERD with JIMMY CARRANE is a 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 and comedy, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. Laugh along as Jimmy performs a totally unscripted scene with his guests before opening the floor to questions.
His guest will be:
SHANA MERLIN (Saturday, January 9th)
Awarded “The Best Improv Teacher” and “Best Female Improviser” by the Austin Improv Collective, Shana Merlin has been a professional improviser since 1995, performing from Calgary to San Francisco to Amsterdam to Las Vegas to London. Shana founded Merlin Works in 2003, providing custom training, interactive presentations, and comedy shows to businesses and organizations using improvisation and founded The Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation in 2008, offering improv classes to adults in central Texas at ZACH Theater. You can see Shana perform in the improv troupes The Known Wizards, Get Up, Girls Girls Girls Improvised Musicals, and previously in the national touring company of The Intergalactic Nemesis.
$10 (Only $5 for Institution Students)