Improv Nerd Announces 4th Anniversary Season Line-Up


Improv Nerd will celebrate its fourth anniversary in September 2015, and this fall, the hit comedy podcast hosted by Jimmy Carrane is back with another season of amazing guests. The show will run on Sundays from Oct. 11-Dec. 6 (no show Nov. 8). All shows will be held at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

This season kicks off with improv legends TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi talking about their long-term partnership as well as their new book, “Improvisation at the Speed of Life.” Other guests this season include WWE wrestler Colt Cabana; director of Second City’s e.t.c. show “Soul Brother Where Art Thou” Anthony LeBlanc; director of Columbia College’s Comedy Studies Program Anne Libera, and WTTW host Geoffrey Baer.

In each interview, which is recorded as a podcast, Jimmy talks with an improv icon about his or her creative process and career in comedy. Then laugh along as Jimmy performs a totally unscripted scene with each of his guests and learn how they created the scene in a revealing interview and question-and-answer session.

Since the live show and podcast began in September 2011, Jimmy has released more than 130 episodes with interviews of such guests as Key & Peele, Bob Odenkirk, Broad City, Jeff Garlin, Andy Richter, David Koechner, Rachel Dratch, Tim Meadows, Scott Adsit and others. The show is hosted on, a Los Angeles-based podcast collective that hosts shows by comedians such as Matt Dwyer, Chelsea Peretti, Dan Harmon and more.

Don’t miss your chance to see this podcast live!

All shows at 5 p.m. at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago

Oct. 11 – TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi
Oct. 18 – Irene Marquette
Oct. 25 – Jen Ellison
Nov. 1 – Anthony LeBlanc
Nov. 8 – No show
Nov. 15 – Anne Libera
Nov. 22 – Colt Cabana
Nov. 29 – Matt Higbee
Dec. 6 – Geoffrey Baer

General admission: $10, $8 for improv students

To purchase tickets, call Stage 773 at 773.327.5252 or purchase online at

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