18 Jun The Nursery Podcast #30 – Holly Mandel on what character really means, and why being a good girl won’t help you
Holly started her improvisation training with the Groundlings in Los Angeles.
After becoming a Main Company Member, she began teaching and directing, eventually becoming a Senior Instructor of the school and Main Company director. She created LA’s longest running longform show, THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW, still going strong after 16 years.
She then headed to New York City where she started her own improv school in 2002, Improvolution, bringing the character-based approach to thousands of students there. She’s also taught at UCLA, USC, and at Pace University in New York City, making her a professor of improv. She has worked at Walt Disney Studios in Feature Development, ABC Television, and Comedy Central as a writer/producer.