Sep 10 2020
Become Your True Self — Jen Ellison
Comedy. teaching, Drunk Jcrew, empowering others, and having fun. Jen Ellison is an actor, writer, director, and professor focusing on comedy and theatre. She performed and directed at ComedySportz, Collaboraction, The Neo-Futurists, and The Second City—the legendary improv theater where Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Key and Peele, and Stephen Colbert first learned how to be be funny on stage. As a professor, she is the former lead of an Ethics in Gaming class, analyzing how we, as players, can become somebody else, living through another point of view, experience empahty, and how videogames and cinema are powerful tools of storytelling and human connection. Jen also mentors students on how to become funnier at Columbia College Chicago by teaching comedy classes in the Comedy Studies program. You can check out her work both on stage, and throuhg "Drunk JCrew", a parody of Jcrew's adversiting shots. Get more on https://www.simone.org.