Reviews
These are great interviews and a great way to discover improv people and ideas.
VB38 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/21
Thank you for your service!! Big fan. Keep it up. Timster
Bambootim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/20
It’s great to have an improv podcast that focuses on the craft. You do an amazing job interviewing and teaching. Hope I can make the trip and take your class sometime soon.
Sensual Comics via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/19
Another fantastic podcast I was introduced to thanks Derek Miller. Full of great information, funny with great interviews. Loving all the back catalogues. Thank you JC and keep up the great work.
Spenaustin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/15/19
Thank you for making a podcast that reveals what it is really like to pursue Improv and the wonderful art that it is! Keep it up!
W1j6 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/18
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Furlyne via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/18
Jimmy Carrane hosts the best podcast on improv, speaking with improvisers who "make a difference". Nick Johne is one of those people. This is a great podcast on Nick's long career in improv and his work teaching improv to kids and adults on the spectrum. Definitely a must for...Read full review »
Margote18 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/17
This is an amazing resource for anyone interested in improv, or currently geeking out as much as I've been - I'm so grateful to have this in my life. Thank you Jimmy & everyone involved for making this show!Read full review »
AAquino212 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/17
Good job
Hey224456 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/17
I love this podcast! It's a great one-stop-shop of improv mentorship. Always great advice and very helpful. I'm just starting out in improv and this podcast has helped me get up speed and better understand the who's who of improv! I've learned a lot since I started listening....Read full review »
Cmdywrtr via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/13/17
For anyone who is into comedy improv, either as a fan or as a performer, Jimmy Carrane's podcast is a delight. Jimmy interviews eminent improvisers and spends time on the podcast improvising with each of them. Jimmy's interview style is refreshingly direct and he clearly establishes a...Read full review »
camionbleu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/16
Thanks Jimmy for offering a great podcast. Your in-depth interviews, personal stories, and improv segements with your guest(s) is top notch.
PowerNow! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/16
I can't believe this show is free. Jimmy talks to a goldmine of the most important improvisors alive and he's such a great interviewer that he gets them to drip golden nuggets of inspirational knowledge every two minutes.Read full review »
ScaremyMoran via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/16
This wonderful podcast has helped me reflect on my own improv practices, mindsets, and scenes. Also, the opening song is adorable.
Angela Mercier via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/16
I listened to this here and there before becoming an improv student, but now I've listened to them all. Jimmy put me off at first but he's a unique voice in the improv podcast world and he gets pretty deep interviews out of the guests. He's really good at finding the right tone with...Read full review »
KavesTX via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/16
Jimmy is not afraid to ask tough questions. He is an exceptional interviewer and I learn so much from every episode. Favreau (#183) is my personal favorite!
Richiehartz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/16
Jimmy Carrane is a great host. Love this podcast!
RealCanuckle via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/02/16
Love these interviews and especially Jimmy's little personal stories during the intro!!!Read full review »
miclain via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/16
I don't know any other podcast that ha filled me with knowledge about of improv. Jimmy is one of my favorite interviewers. He has this way of just balancing the show in which it is about the guest and somehow he still allows his personality to seep into the show. I'm so happy I've...Read full review »
Logo17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/16
Very super
Dylan Trahan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/19/16
Thank you for bringing all these awesome guests and sharing it with us fellow improv nerds! Always a fun listen, and helped me discover many many incredible improvisers and connect with their stories. Your honesty is always inspirational <3
Va Lera via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/08/16
I love this podcast. I learn something everytime I listen. And not just about improv. About life. Keep them coming.
josephcmack via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/16
Between the great information and the genuine interest from Jimmy, I couldn't love this podcast more! Such a great resource.Read full review »
Aleeksandra118 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/16
As an improviser, this is an amazing resource and companion. So many unique perspectives about this art form that we all love so much. I appreciate Jimmy's vulnerability and willingness to dive deep with his guests. What a gift this podcast is to the community. Thank you, Jimmy, the guests,...Read full review »
Dub-E via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/16
If you're an improvisor you have to listen to every episode of this podcast. It's filled with really important educational tidbits. If you causlly like comedy you'll really enjoy all the interviews with famous comedians. It's really fun to hear where they came from. And Jimmy is a...Read full review »
Jack G Schultz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/16
People pay big money to learn from experts. Jimmy has gathered the best of the best in the improv world and put their advice all in one place. No need to google--check out Improv Nerd! (For all your improv needs!)
AskBu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/16
I promote Jimmy’s podcast to our improv students,because as an eternal improv student myself, Jimmy has been my teacher longer than anyone. And, as I do not live in Chicago, Improv Nerd is the best online classroom that exists. I love the format - deeply personal tales of Jimmy’s life,...Read full review »
CurtM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/16
I love this podcast because Jimmy always gets people to reveal a part of themselves that most people never see. He is an amazing interviewer who gets to the heart of what performers are all about -- their insecurities, their struggles, and the risks that they've taken along the way. I love...Read full review »
EvanstonGirl2016 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/16
Jimmy Carrane takes you to the heart of the craft when it comes to Improv. Insightful questions get to the heart of what makes an improviser, actor and comedian tick. There’s usually a great improv scene too which reflects the topics in the interview. Listen to them all and you’ll find yourself...Read full review »
Wookie in the Waistcoat via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/25/16
Four things: (1) This captures the live Improv Nerd show-as-performed, which means the Improv Nerd podcast is the second best thing in the world (2) The hour running time of each show is genius: Jimmy comes out and does some how-do-you-do with the audience; the guest comes out for a sit, during...Read full review »
Rollsaco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/16
Jimmy gets into what makes improvisers tick, and I love it.
WillieBHines via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/16
As a professional teacher, improvisor, and improv coach, Jimmy's podcasts are invaluable. I listen to them daily to ground my mind and remind myself to stay present in the scene. The guests are fantastic and Jimmy's interviewing skills get to the honest core of each person. The lessons...Read full review »
The nickname is not to be changed! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/16
I've listened to this podcast for years and always love it! I recommend it to all of my students who want to learn more from anyone and everyone! Jimmy always brings in top notch guests and it helps he's a great host!Read full review »
justinsnotgay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/16
I love this show because Jimmy is so honest about his own fears and concerns and helps bring guests out of their shell. I feel like here you get to hear the real people - their strengths and weakness, fears and likes. I also love the improv portion and the talk after because you get to hear these...Read full review »
Ben6491 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/16
I absolutely LOVE this podcast! Jimmy is incredibly honest with his guests which I feel sets the tone for the interview. I feel that leaves his guests feeling well taken care of during both the interivew and improv sections of the show. It's one podcast that I NEVER miss. It's...Read full review »
Mallard0417 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/16
The best podcast I've encountered for improvisersRead full review »
christiancoxrp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/16
Jimmy is an open book. His openness encourages his subjects to open up and be vulnerable. That leads to amazing interviews. His insights on improv, and those of his guests, teach more than any class I ever took. Pick your favorite, fall in love, subscribe and get the shirt.
bakk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/16
Jimmy Carrane's podcast is like the Forbes 500 list of improvisation. Every episode is filled with nuggets of insight from the greatest performers on the planet. Being an improviser and improv instructor himself, Jimmy hosts with passion and aplomb. Listen and learn, kids.Read full review »
People and Chairs via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/23/16
This podcast was made for me. It's compelling and fun to listen to. Best of all, I feel I always learn something interesting that I can take along with me during my day. Rock on, Improv Nerd!Read full review »
Worst of All Sinners via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/16
The bonus for every listener to Improv Nerd isn't just that Jimmy Carrane gets great guests, but also that Jimmy himself is steeped in rich improv history and is a vital part of it. The knowledge and the funny comes fast and playful.Read full review »
MovieGuy08 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/16
This is, hands down, the best improv podcast available. Jimmy gets EXTREMELY personal with his guests in a way that is truly honest and engaging. To hear these celebrities talk about their troubled pasts is an experience you won't get anywhere else.Read full review »
Sam Bowers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/16
Jimmy gets real with his guests about improv and life
man of brevity via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/16
I love listening to this podcast. Great guests and having them actually DO improv is great. My only complaint is the sound quality. I have to turn my speakers up rediculously loud to hear people speaking, especially in the improv segment, but when the audience laughs I go deaf. That is...Read full review »
daveyjgnu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/15
I wouldn't be able to sit behind my desk and work nearly as well or as long as I do without this podcast. I feel like even if what I'm doing for "the man" isn't important, what I'm learning from improv nerd is!Read full review »
You know that guy, Matt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/14
Typical show has a good 30 minute interview, then a 10 minute improv with 10 minute follow-up discussion about decisions made for that improv scene. Nicely done, Jimmy!
LARAM29 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/14
That's how I treat this show. If you are in classes, make sure you consume a few episodes (or more) every week. No matter what, you will retain small artifacts that will manifest themselves in your next show/rehearsal. My other favorite Podcasts help me laugh, think, emote and sing along. This...Read full review »
JustinJ via Stitcher · 02/24/14
That's how I treat this show. If you are in classes, make sure you consume a few episodes (or more) every week. No matter what, you will retain small artifacts that will manifest themselves in your next show/rehersal. My other favorite Podcasts help me laugh, think, emote and sing...Read full review »
ZurrENaRRh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/14
Jimmy always has very interesting guests. He even does scenes with his guests in the middle of the show. I haven't heard anything like it.
Miked via Stitcher · 02/05/14
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