Jay Sukow

Jay Sukow has been performing with and without a script for the better part of the past 28 years. A few of those he has trained with include Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Keith Johnstone and Del Close. He is a graduate of training centers of The Second City, The Second City NW, iO Chicago, and ComedySportz Chicago. He is the founder of Today Improv and has extensive experience helping businesses drive behavior change through improvisational philosophies and exercises. His students include everyone from beginners to the most experienced performers. Jay was the Artistic Director/Head of Training at the Improv Comedy Copenhagen Theatre and has previously taught for Second City Chicago, Second City Hollywood, Westside Comedy Theater, iO Chicago (where he was also head of its artistic committee), iO West and ComedySportz Chicago. He has taught at many improv festivals around the world, from Barcelona to Copenhagen to Oslo to Detroit. He is the co-host of ImprovCast with Jay and Landon and performs with Mission Improvable, Improv Famous and is part of the duo Zer0 H0ur with Bill Chott. He was an ensemble member of ComedySportz Chicago, several weekend “house” improv teams at iO Chicago and many other improv and sketch comedy groups. Jay has directed the feature film “Trubadeaux: A Restaurant Movie”, several webisodes and various sketch and improv groups, including several corporate clients. He has two kids who live in LA and loves Beastie Boys.