Funny man Jimmy Carrane releases his inner ‘Improv Nerd’

September 15, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

(Photo courtesy of Jimmy Carrane)
Comedian Jimmy Carrane fuses talk-show style and improv in his new stage show.

For 25 years, Chicago improv comedian Jimmy Carrane honed his skills in the wide world of comedy. And worked with some of the biggest names who got their start in--or rolled through--Chicago.

He played small rolls in television and film and for quite some time; and could be found in public radio-land on WBEZ’s Eight Forty-Eight. Carrane interviewed celebrities as the host of his own “show-within-a-show,” Studio 312.

Carrane channeled his chops to teach comedy and recently combined all of his passions for stage and performance in a new stage show, Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane. The weekly show runs on Sundays through Nov. 27 at Stage 773, on West Belmont.