This week, the Curiosity Podcast took a break from its usual in-studio shenanigans to host an episode in front of a LIVE studio audience at the Chicago Podcast Festival. Hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer talked to long-time performer and teacher Lilly Allison, an expert with a firm grasp on the history and psychology of comedy. In this episode, she demonstrates comedic devices, discusses the origins of improv, and more.
Lilly has been involved with comedy since she was 14 yrs old. She has studied, taught, and performed improv with several organizations, including 3 years of traveling with The Second City National Touring Company. In addition to teaching stand-up and improv comedy classes, she also hosts "A Lill Annoyance Stand Up Show" series at The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. Stream or download the podcast using the player below, or find the episode everywhere podcasts are found, including iTunes, Stitcher, and Gretta.