Improv Nerd Announces 2015 Summer Season Line-Up

Improv Nerd, the live comedy podcast hosted by Jimmy Carrane, begins its new season this summer, featuring some of the funniest and most well-known improvisers in Chicago. The show will run on Sundays from July 5-26, with a special preview show on June 20. All shows will be held at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

This season’s guests include Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich; Second City Mainstage cast members Scott Morehead and Rashawn Nadine Scott; iO Chicago teacher Jeff Griggs; Jorin Gargiulo of the improv group Revolver; and Rush Howell of the improv group 3033!

Also, Carrane will be doing a special interview with Jeff Bouthiette, head of the Second City Training Center’s Music Program, at the all-new Chicago Musical Improv Festival, which will be held Aug. 13-16 at iO Chicago (specific date and time TBA).

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 Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago

June 20 – Katie Rich, 4:30 p.m. (as part of the Women’s Funny Festival)
July 5 – Scott Morehead, 4 p.m.; Jorin Gargiulo, 5 p.m.
July 12 – Shithole’s Kevin Gerrity and Zach Bartz, 5 p.m.
July 19 – Rashawn Nadine Scott, 4 p.m.; Rush Howell, 5 p.m.
July 26 – Jeff Griggs, 5 p.m.

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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