1. Improv Interviews Jane Morris-The Johnny Appleseed of Comedy Margot Escott 1:06:40

Jane Morris is the queen of improv comedy! Her story is as unique as she is!. Co-founder at Second City ETC, she has done more to advance the art of Improv than anyone else in the universe – and that’s not hyperbole!
She has performed and taught all over the world and currently teaches at The Fanatic Salon Theater in Culver City, California. The Fanatic has hosted many comic legends such as Conan O’Brien and Wayne Brady.
Jane is a writer, director and a beloved member of the Improv community.
Jane has so many movie and TV credits as an actor I can’t possibly list them all. Her first film was “Nothing in Common” with Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason. And in 2019 she was in “The Laundromat” with Meryl Streep and her husband, Jeff Michalski, who made a guest appearance on this show. She had a recurring role on “The Drew Carey Show”.
I was so fortunate to meet Jane in person this year and she is a warm and generous person. I know you’ll enjoy getting to know here in this podcast.
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After working as a clinical social worker for over 30 years, I discovered the joy of Improvisational Theatre Games. Before that I presented classes and workshops on "The Healing Power of Laughter and Play" throughout the US and abroad. Since the 1970's I was trained as a New Games Referee from the New Games Foundation. But when I had my first class in improv I realized how therapeutic it is and began using improv in my clinical practice and special groups such as Improv for Anxiety and Improv for people with Parkinson's disease. In addition, I created class for several National Association for Social Workers (NASW) conference such as Fl. NASW, NJ NASW, OK NASW and corporations. There is viable research showing that improv helps with cognitive functioning, memory, decrease of anxiety and socialization. I'm delighted to teach folks of all ages this wonderful way to chase the blues away!