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Susan Messing is a performer, improviser, teacher and author from the legendary Chicago comedy theaters The Second City, the iO and, as a founding member, The Annoyance Theater. Susan's strength as a teacher is to make her students understand very clearly (and with a no-bullshit approach) that limitations on stage come only from within ourselves. Our fear of feeling stupid and our consequent lack of imagination improve through experience and self-acceptance. An Northwestern graduate, and a Second City's Mainstage alumna, she taught at Loyola, DePaul and the University of Chicago. Susan also performed on NBC's Late Friday and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. You have seen her improvising in Molly—with Second City Director, Norman Holly—The Boys, with Rachel Mason. She also performs in Messing with a Friend, her signature show featuring different improvisers joining her on stage.

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