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.
April 9, 2018
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 “Say Goodbye To Rouge Balloon”, you’ll have 99 reasons and more to love this show.
September 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 debate? Who will admit they own slaves? Who will admit they had a recurring role on One Life To Live? Who will get shot before the episode ends? All this and more will be revealed. Wooh!
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March 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 some personal stories from the Nerf injury ward. Plus, we explore what can go wrong when a city installs walking flags for crossing the street in another edition of The Mope Report. Make sure to get the Upright Citizens Brigade television show season 3 now available on DVD, the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, and Dragoon’s new album at dragoongalaxy.bandcamp.com!