When Kelsey Cook ’11 was a junior in college she delivered her first stand-up performance during an open-mic night at a campus dining hall.
“You’re basically intruding on everyone’s dinner,” she recalls. Even if the crowd thought something was funny they had food in their mouth so she couldn’t really hear their reaction.
She was also back on the road performing stand-up, including a weekend last April at the Spokane Comedy Club where a … » More …
Kelsey Cook ’11 followed her comedic beacon to the stand-up world, with appearances on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central. She also co-hosts a podcast called “Self-helpless” with some fellow comedians. Read more about Kelsey in the Fall 2018 magazine and watch her funny bits below.
Check out more videos at Kelsey’s website.
Ted Tremper ’04 discovered his dream as a Washington State University student joining Nuthouse, WSU’s then fledgling improv group.
Now, more than a decade later, he’s an actor, a web television filmmaker, veteran of the improvisational comedy troupe The Second City, editor, director, and, in his words, “God knows how many other things.” Tremper finds that reality can be every bit as fun and funny as his dream.
Four years ago his web program Break-ups: The Series won critical acclaim for its originality. His five-minute scenes of break-up vignettes filmed around Chicago has drawn hundreds of thousands of views. He followed that up with Shrink, … » More …