All Around Good Guy
A "Jack of All Trades" (and master of some), Jay Sukow has been performing with and without a script for the better part of the past 27 years. He has trained with, among others, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and Del Close. He is a graduate of training centers of The Second City, The Second City NW, iO Chicago, and ComedySportz Chicago.
He is the founder of Today Improv, who teaches improv to actors, businesses and everybody else. He has extensive experience helping businesses drive behavior change through improvisational philosophies and exercises.
Jay is currently teaching improv at Second City Hollywood and Westside Comedy Theater. He was the Artistic Director/Head of Training at the Improv Comedy Copenhagen Theatre. He previously taught for Second City Chicago, iO Chicago (where he was also head of its artistic committee) and ComedySportz Chicago.
Jay has taught at many improv festivals around the world, including the Oslo Impro Festival, Copenhagen International Improv Festival, Barcelona Improv Festival and the Chicago Improv Festival. He is the winner of The Golden Pineapple, awarded to the best visiting teacher at Improv Comedy Copenhagen.
Jay has directed the feature film “Trubadeaux: A Restaurant Movie”, "Guilty The Web Series" and various sketch and improv groups.
He has extensive teambuilding experience, with over 15 years working for Windy City Fieldhouse as a team building emcee.
He has thrived in the corporate arena, designing interactive learning sessions for clients including
McDonald's, PepsiCo, Netflix, Eli Lilly, Yahoo!, Allstate Financial Services.
He has two kids and loves Beastie Boys.