Jimmy Carrane

Jimmy Carrane has been teaching and performing improv in Chicago for more than 25 years. He is the host of the Improv Nerd podcast and co-author of “Improvising Better: A Guide to the Working Improviser.” He is the former host of Studio 312 on Chicago Public Radio. His class, the Art of Slow Comedy, won the 2012 INNY Award for Best Comedy Class/Workshop. An original member of The Annoyance Theater and Armando at The IO-Chicago, Jimmy has performed in some of Chicago’s most innovative and ground-breaking long-form improv shows, such as “Jazz Freddy” and “Naked” with MAD TV’s Stephanie Weir.