Improv Nerd

Improv Nerd announces new season of guests

Improv Nerd, the well-known comedy podcast hosted by improv veteran Jimmy Carrane, is returning for a limited time, featuring an exciting new line-up of amazing celebrity interviews.

The new season runs from March 30-May 18. All shows take place on Sundays at 5 p.m. at Stage 773 in Chicago.

This season’s guests include Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Goldbergs”); Jeff Hoover (“WGN Morning News”); stand-up comedian Candy Lawrence; Kevin Mullaney, former director of the Upright Citizens Brigade training center; Barry Hite; Nnamdi Ngwe; and The Reckoning. As an added bonus, improv legend Susan Messing will be interviewing Jimmy Carrane himself on May 4!

In each interview, which is recorded as a podcast, Jimmy talks with an improv icon about his or her creative process and personal life. 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 interviewed such guests as Andy Richter, David Koechner, Rachel Dratch, Tim Meadows, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Scott Adsit and others. In December 2012, the podcast was picked up by, a Los Angeles-based podcast collective that hosts shows by comedians such as Matt Dwyer, Chelsea Peretti, Dan Harmon and more.

Whether you’re a casual comedy fan or a full-on improv geek, you’ll love this show!

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

March 30 – Barry Hite
April 6 – Jeff Garlin
April 13 – The Reckoning
April 20 – Kevin Mullaney
April 27 – Candy Lawrence
May 4 – Susan Messing interviews Jimmy Carrane
May 11 – Nnamdi Ngwe
May 18 – Jeff Hoover

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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