Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, podcaster, and nap-lover. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. Carla has been on main stage Harold Teams at both iO West and UCB LA. She wrote and performed five solo shows that were produced in Los Angeles and her comedic monologues from some of these show were published in anthologies by APPLAUSE BOOKS. Most recently, she wrote for kids sketch shows on PBS Kids and DreaworksTV. Carla hosts “Improv Yak”, a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they’re not touring their two person improv show “Orange Tuxedo”, she and her husband co-host a podcast called “Craig’s List”. Carla taught improvisation and directed sketch shows at The Second City Hollywood for eight years before moving to Portland, Oregon to be the Co-Artistic Director at Curious Comedy Theater. She is thrilled to be back in Los Angeles as the new Training Center Director at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater!