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.
Mo Sketch is a mother of three who’s been performing, writing, coaching improv, teaching and producing for over twenty five years. They moved to Chicago in 2004 after being classically trained at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and London Academy of Music and Drama where they earned a Shakespearean Certificate and a B.F.A. in Dramatic Performance. They have been performing at Annoyance , Second City, the playground, Laugh Out Loud, iO Chicago and weekly at the JuiceBox. They host and produce their own variety show Juicebox Blend every Sunday at 5pm at The Juicebox Theater. They are excited to share with you their experiences of acting theory, improvisation and composition to strengthen communication and self worth through play. Mo has also appeared in national commercials and on film for Project Runway, Rosie O’Donnell, Starz’s Boss, and Paramount Pictures’ Little Fockers.