Gilli Nissim

A Los Angeles native, Gilli started out performing in kids musical theater productions. Her improv career began with short-form improv during her 4 years at UC Santa Barbara. After earning a degree in Political Science with a minor in English, Gilli returned to LA and reemerged with many of her college improv alumni as part of the troupe Sticky Nights.


She has studied under UCB greats such as Ian Roberts, Alex Fernie, Eugene Cordero, Todd Fasen, Mike Leffingwell, Will McLaughlin, and Julie Brister. She has also studied at The Westside Comedy Theater and The Groundlings. Gilli was a member of the WCT House team Mad Hugs, and is incredibly stoked to be part of the UCB Harold team Winslow.

Guest Appearances

A Balloon in Paris (w/ Gilli Nissim)

Oui oui! Gilli Nissim (We're Gross With Gilli Nissim) joins Zach and Jess this week for a Parisian musical filled with red balloons / ballons, Jacques and Claude, a virtual reality Costco, ...and twins! With songs like "North Dualstar", "At The Party City " and…


Debate 2016: Defeating the Cyber (w/ Gilli Nissim, Dhruv Uday Singh, Jamie Denbo)

Private: Hard Nation #27September 28, 2016

Debate season has begun, and Mark and Pete have invited celebrity campaign surrogates Lena Dunham (Gilli Nissim), George Clooney (Dhruv Uday Singh) and returning favorite Gennifer Flowers (Jamie Denbo) to discuss the first Clinton-Trump face off. Who gave Trump cocaine before the…


Marriage Money

improv4humans #177March 5, 2015

Will Hines, Gilli Nissim, Dhruv Uday Singh, Kale Hills, and Heather Woodward join Matt Besser for an unprecedented improv6humans! We’ll see what it’s like when J.K. Simmons walks into the OZ writers room, find out what exactly is marriage money, and hear…


Southern Talk

Yo, Is This Racist? #503October 10, 2014

Andrew Ti and special guest Gilli Nissim finish the week off by discussing Michigan and talking like you’re from the South. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.


Call from School

Yo, Is This Racist? #502October 9, 2014

On today's episode, Andrew and Gilli Nissim talk about whether teachers should ask their white students if their parents speak English when calling home. Don’t forget to keep leaving us messages by calling (323) 389-RACE.



Yo, Is This Racist? #501October 8, 2014

Gilli Nissim & Andrew talk about Vice magazine & the Vice TV show. Be sure to keep leaving us messages at (323) 389-RACE.


Bootleg Bart Simpson

Yo, Is This Racist? #500October 7, 2014

Gilli Nissim & Andrew talk all about bootleg Bart Simpson and knockoff t-shirts. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.


Short Round

Yo, Is This Racist? #499October 6, 2014

Performer, writer, comedian Gilli Nissim joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they talk about the character of Short Round from Indiana Jones. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything is racist.

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