Nyima Funk

Nyima Funk is an improv comedian, impressionist, and actress who has been a recurring cast member on the US version of Whose Line is it Anyway? since 2013.

Nyima is a Second City alum from the Chicago and Detroit resident stages.  Her television credits include: Comedy Central’s Key & Peele (with series regular Keegan-Michael Key), NBC’s Thank God You’re Here, MTV’s Wild ‘N Out and Short Circuitz, TNN’s LifeGame, VH1’s Basketball Wives LA, ABC’s According To Jim, UPN’s Girlfriends, The Oprah Winfrey Show, TV Guide Channel’s Countdown Shows, and The George Lopez Show.  She has also done extensive voiceover work for the Style Network’s Style Star and numerous national commercials. She also worked as a writer for comedian Katt Williams, writing for the movie “Katt Williams: American Hustle” and The BET Hip Hop Awards.

She is also performing live at Second City Hollywood with THE 313 and at The Groundlings Theater with The Black Version.  She also hosts a weekly vlog on YouTube: Nyima Funk’s Mommy Vlog’s. Nyima currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Joshua, daughter Ziza and son Moze.

Guest Appearances

A Forest

Paul F. Tompkins is back at it again (just like Damn Daniel) on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guest is Nicole Silverberg of Reductress! They chat about what ingredient Nicole would remove from the world and why, repeatedly turning down a certain…

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Ice Cream Shop In the Winter

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes ladies and gentlemen to this moment in time known as Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actress Shannon Woodward of HBO’s Westworld! They chat about what was the most embarrassed Shannon has ever been, the early days…

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The Red Carpet at the Oscars

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone for some tough love time on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor Merrin Dungey of Conviction and HBO’s Big Little Lies! They chat about Merrin's last great meal (and who she was with and what…

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A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all (including The beasts of the field) back to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests and improvisers are Nyima Funk, Daniele Gaither, Gary Anthony Williams, and Cedric Yarbrough of The Black Version! They chat about if they've ever…

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Madison Square Garden: Live from The Detroit Improv Festival

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all the citizens of the Motor City back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Detroit Improv Festival! This week, Paul’s special guest is professional wrestler Zach Gowen! They chat about Zach having the…

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The Other Side of The Tracks: Live from The Detroit Improv Festival

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Detroit Improv Festival! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor, improviser, and SPONT regular Craig Cackowski! They chat about whether or not Craig still eats…

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Airship Underwater: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all back to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is legendary singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock! They chat about what sport he would play if he had all…

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A Comic Book Shop

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes all celebrating Independence Day to this week’s episode of Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guest is actor and man of a million voices Phil LaMarr! They chat about the last item he donated to charity, the story behind…

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A Suburban High School History Class on The First Day of Black History Month: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the people right here and people out there, to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation, recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is returning champion and hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle! They chat…

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