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Susan Messing

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Susan Messing

If This Is True with Chris Hall

If This Is True would like to introduce you the indomitable Susan Messing! Susan is an improvisation and comedy legend, who has performed and taught at iO, iO West, the Annoyance, The Second City Chicago and around the globe. Susan is also an instructor at DePaul University, the University of Chicago and the School at Steppenwolf. We talked about taking risks and how to move forward as improvisers, comedians and as people--to go toward that which is difficult. Give it a listen during this holiday season!!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/christopher-hall7/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/christopher-hall7/support


25 Dec 2021

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I'm Still at Kohl's, I'm Still Here with Susan Messing

Those Who Aunt

Auntie Viola joins Pat and Mags this week and we Chiefly talk Kohl's Kash, diabetic frenzies, real dickheads, diving into woodchippers, feeling clitorish, waking up in a tracksuit, wild sniffers, and Jennifur the Christmas tree. TW: the state of retail in America Aunt Pat - Colleen Doyle Auntie Mags - Dana Quercioli Auntie Viola - Susan Messing Artwork - Jordan Stafford Mauntras - Carol Doyle Editor - Colleen Doyle Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-babymakers/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-babymakers/support

1hr 19mins

14 Nov 2021

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Episode 7. Death and Humour ( with Susan Messing)

You're Up Next

In our final episode of Season 2, Jessamyn speaks to Susan Messing, a improvisational theatre performer, teacher and author, about the value of humour in our darkest moments.


4 Nov 2021

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Susan Messing

Second Citizens

By the time Susan Messing was hired for the Chicago Main stage, she was already a legend in the world of improvisation, an icon in Chicago theater and one of, if not THE MOST sought after instructor in the artform. But despite being a genuine trailblazer, Susan was still a woman. And sadly, even in 1999 the second city was still lagging behind when it came to equality.  She faced restrictions that weren’t imposed on any other actor for reasons that can only be linked to her gender and the expectations that Second city had for women at the time. 

1hr 19mins

29 Sep 2021

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Episode 16 - Susan Messing

Electric Priests Podcast

Sean chats with Susan about her incredible improv experiences teaching and performing at IO, Second City Mainstage and being one of the founders of The Annoyance Theatre.

1hr 43mins

15 Sep 2021

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Susan Messing

Adventures in Improv

An incredible chat with the legendary Susan Messing. Susan, a leader in improv, has been at the forefront of it all since the mid 80s. Originally a graduate of the theatre program at Northwestern University, she went on to pursue improv in 1986. She's been doing it ever since, creating curriculums, teaching and performing for the iO, The Annoyance, The Second City, DePaul University, The University of Chicago, and around the globe. She's widely known for her critically acclaimed show Messing With A Friend and also performs regularly with Rachael Mason (friend of the podcast) in The Boys. In this roller coaster of an episode, she will talk about many things including the scene in Chicago 1986, the humility of being a lifelong learner and the current state of improv with predictions for the future. More on Susan in her Wikipedia page Check out The Boys on Facebook

1hr 4mins

27 Apr 2021

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Friday the 13th Month with Susan Messing and Rachael Mason

My Neighbors Are Dead

To continue Friday the 13th Month we revisit an old favorite with two dear friends Rachael Mason and Susan Messing. Most people aren't aware there was more than one camp on Crystal Lake. On today's episode Adam talks to two counselors in training with quite a different take on the goings on of that particular Friday the 13th. -- SHOW INFORMATION Twitter: @MyDeadNeighbors Instagram: @MyNeighborsAreDead Email: MyNeighborsAreDead@gmail.com Merchandise: TeePublic Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify


27 Oct 2020

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Improv Trailblazer Susan Messing on Presence and Tenacity

Improv Touchstones

Produced By: Improv CincinnatiSpecial Guest: Susan MessingHosts: Brenden Davis, Colin ThorntonEditing: Brenden DavisIntro Theme and Bumper Music: Daniel ZimmerLogo and Artwork: Tone BransonSponsored By: Oozebear


15 Aug 2020

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Navigate Complex Realities — Susan Messing

Sim Show with Simone Salis

Comedy, empathy, sickness, stepping up, laughing, and the balance between fun and seriousness in life. Susan is an improviser and iconic comedian from Chicago's The Second City, the Annoyance Theater, and iO Theater. Get more on https://www.simone.org.


26 Mar 2020

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67 - Susan Messing & Emily Fightmaster in "Methods & Meth Heads" (Recorded live at The Annoyance in Chicago)

The MEAT Improv with Jake Jabbour and Josh Simpson

Susan Messing (The Annoyance, Messing with a Friend) and Emily Fightmaster (Second City, The Annoyance) join Josh and Jake for a night at the Annoyance Theater. They start off with a discussion about the methods taught at the UCB Theater and The Annoyance theaters. Josh gets called a bitch with skinny thighs. Then Emily tells a true story about a time they took "good speed" in Europe and had a big time comedown in Barcelona. Susan talks about being with her dad as passed away, and a supernatural experience she had during that time. These true stories inspire improvised scenes about a new brand of Tab soda by Emily, a newscast gone horribly wrong, a dying man who will never get an oyster and more!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacySupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-meat-improv-with-jake-jabbour-and-josh-simpson/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 9mins

25 Jul 2017