Susan Messing

Susan Messing is an American improvisational theatre performer, teacher and author associated with the Annoyance Theater and iO Theater in Chicago.

Guest Appearances

Live from first annual Chicago Podcast Festival w/ Rick Kogan, Susan Messing, and musical guest Sunshine Boys

Crybabies #56December 8, 2016

The Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan joins Sarah and guest co-host, local improv legend Susan Messing (Second City, The Annoyance Theater, iO Theater) live at the Chicago Podcast Festival to talk about John Prine’s “Hello In There,” A River Runs Through It,…


The Best of i4h Vol. 6

improv4humans #231March 17, 2016

Here is what you voted for as the best scenes of 2015, humons. These performances feature Jon Gabrus, Joe Wengert, Will McLaughlin, Chad Carter, Neil Casey, Betsy Sodaro, Colton Dunn, Joe Hartzler, Andy Daly, Sean Conroy, Brett Gelman, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh,…


LIVE from SF Improv Festival 2015

improv4humans #207October 1, 2015

Recorded LIVE from the 2015 San Francisco Improv Festival, improv legends Susan Messing and Bob Dassie join Matt Besser on this week’s improv4humans! They’ll explore meeting with a genius surgeon who likes to be addressed as a cat, an airline that allows…



Straight from the Mount Rushmore of Chicago Improv, Susan Messing comes down to Bro Bro to mess with Horatio, Chad and Hooray Show regular, Kevin Dorff. Susan tries out her new standup/rap persona "Too Soon" and Kevin tolerates fart jokes but only…

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