Nancy Hayden began her improv/sketch performance and writing career in the mainstage cast of The Second City Detroit. She has worked as a teacher and producer for The Second City in both Detroit and Chicago and has directed productions including ”Jihad It up to Here,” Blah Blah Sista’hood” and ”Yes Weed Can.” Nancy can currently be seen performing at The Second City Hollywood with the group Mama’s Boy.
January 15, 2018
Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone including riddle lovers back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is actress and comedian Maribeth Monroe of Workaholics and The Good Place! Maribeth chats about her most embarrassing superstition, being tormented by her older brothers growing up, and purgatory. Then, they are joined by improvisers Nancy Hayden and Jaime Moyer, to improvise a story set in Wisconsin Dells Water Park. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!
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December 11, 2017
Paul F. Tompkins welcomes time traveling listeners back to Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is comedian and fellow Earwolf podcaster Negin Farsad of Fake the Nation! Negin chats about whether she’s ever had a religious experience, a moment in which she was hysterically laughing with friends in Paris, and having car blindness. Then, they are joined by improvisers Mark McConville, Nancy Hayden, and Donna Brookbanks, to improvise a story set in A Dance Club In Reykjavik. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!
San Francisco: Spontaneanation will be LIVE at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Friday, January 12th at 10pm as part of San Francisco SketchFest! For tickets go to www.paulftompkins.com/live
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October 10, 2016
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 pudding as an adult, why scissors are not ideal but still better than the mouth, and which food Craig would like to acquire a taste for now. Paul is then joined by Nyima Funk, Nancy Hayden, and Marc Evan Jackson, to improvise a story set at The Other Side of The Tracks. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!
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