4:00pm Zoom Improv (Zip! Zap! Zoom!)

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Through comedic improv games and exercises attendees will delve into (online) comedy improvisation!  All are welcome to tune in once a week to learn some new ideas, have fun, meet new people, and reduce stress. This course is for all experience levels. Attendance each week is highly encouraged.


This Improv group is intended for adults. By registering, I am affirming I am 18 years old or over. Please contact a Program staff member by calling 312-464-9900 with any questions.


FACILITATED BY: Jay Sukow and Kat Bovbjerg

Mondays | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Jay Sukow has been performing with and without a script for the better part of the past 28 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. He teaches at Second City Hollywood and Westside Comedy Theater and Today Improv. His students include everyone from beginners to the most experienced performers. Jay 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 previously taught for Second City Chicago, Second City Hollywood, Westside Comedy Theater, iO Chicago (where he was also head of its artistic committee), iO West and ComedySportz Chicago. He is the founder of Today Improv and has extensive experience helping businesses drive behavior change through improvisational philosophies and exercises. He has two kids that live in LA and love the Beastie Boys.


Kat Bovbjerg is a graduate social work student graduating from the University of Chicago this summer 2020, as well as a senior research study coordinator at Northwestern University. At NU, Kat helping with research related to quality of life during and after primary cancer treatment. Kat has been volunteering with Gilda's since 2016, and started facilitating the improv program in 2017. Kat currently volunteers with the Second City Improv for Anxiety Program, where she has helped co-facilitate and observe their continuing anxiety group,  has been a student of improv at Second City (A-E program), iO Chicago (1-5), Annoyance Theater (full program and advanced improv), CiC Theater, and acting classes at Black Box Theater. Her improv team LEFTOVERS plays monthly at the Playground Theater. Kat's passion lies in the intersection between performing art and wellness and she is very excited to be back with Gilda's once again! 

Please RSVP here. Login information for virtual programming will be emailed the day prior to the program, or one hour before the program start time, depending upon when we receive your reservation.  Please note registration closes one hour prior to the program start time.
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