Nico Carter has written and performed comedy for the last 11 years and spent five years performing on several Harold teams before leaving iO to pursue more writing. He’s studied and performed with Dave Pasquesi, TJ Jagadowski, and with writers on SNL, 30 Rock, and the Daily Show. Nico has acted and done voiceover in commercials for KFC, Grubhub, Boost Mobile, Doritos and more. Nico was a staff writer at Cards Against Humanity for three years where he toured internationally at conventions performing improv comedy. He won a Shorty Award in Humor, Games, and Comedy Video for his work on Cards Saves America, a multi-platform campaign that encompassed new packs, polling, and buying a baseball stadium. He currently copywrites at OKRP where he’s worked on campaigns for Home Chef, Illinois Lottery, Chili’s, Pizza Hut, and Groupon. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, he wrote his first musical when he was 20, performs original songs around the city, and is writing a musical that will premiere at the Juicebox later this year. He’s a tutor with Chicago Hopes for Kids and a counselor for Camp Erin, a grief camp for children. Nico has been working on a new theory of improv for the last ten years and is incredibly excited to be able to share it with Chicago and the world.