Jay Sukow has been performing with and without a script for the better part of the past 27 years. A few of those he has trained with include Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, David Razowsky, Keith Johnstone, Del Close, Charna Halpern, Jeff Michalski and Mick Napier. He is a graduate of training centers of The Second City, The Second City NW, iO Chicago, and ComedySportz Chicago.
Jay is thrilled to be teaching at Westside Comedy Theater. where his students include everyone from beginners to the most experienced performers. He is a member of Mission Improvable and also performs in “Improv Famous,” featuring some of the best improvisors on the planet.
Jay has taught all over the world and was the Artistic Director/Head of Training at the Improv Comedy Copenhagen Theatre, where he taught improv and sketch comedy to expats from all around the world. He is the winner of The Golden Pineapple, awarded to the best visiting teacher at Improv Comedy Copenhagen. He previously taught for Second City Chicago, Second City Hollywood, iO Chicago (where he was also head of its artistic committee), iO West and ComedySportz Chicago.
He has two kids who live in LA and loves Beastie Boys.