In this episode actor, comedian and improv master, Jimmy Carrane speaks about his history in improv comedy, how he developed his groundbreaking improv intensive workshop, “Art of Slow Comedy,” and how he dealt with his own personal challenges.
Jimmy Carrane is the host of the popular improv podcast “Improv Nerd,” co-author of Improvising Better, and author of Improv Therapy and the Inner Game of Improv. He was an original member of The Annoyance Theater and Armando at iO Chicago, and has performed in Jazz Freddy and Naked with MAD TV’s Stephanie Weir. His one-man shows include the hits I’m 27, I Still Live at Home and Sell Office Supplies and Living in a Dwarf’s House. Jimmy has taught improv for more than 25 years at The Second City, iO Chicago, and The Annoyance and his Art of Slow Comedy Classes. Jimmy is offering his award-winning Art of Slow Comedy Weekend Intensives in Chicago this summer. For more information, visit jimmycarrane.com.