Messing With a Friend features Susan Messing and an invited talented and funny improviser she calls Friend. A collection of self-edited improvised scenes based on a single suggestion. Perfection. For this NCCAF show Susan welcomes fellow Chicago Powerhouse Rachael Mason (Baby Wants Candy, Second City).
"[Messing With a Friend] will surely be the hottest improv show in town... Assertive, vulnerable, eloquent, acerbic and ---most important---complicated, Susan Messing is a colossal talent."
--- Chicago Tribune
A New Jersey native and graduate of the Theatre School at Northwestern University, Susan is an alumna of the iO, Second City Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago's infamous Annoyance Theatre. Susan continues to teach and perform improvisational comedy at iO, The Annoyance Theatre, Second City. She is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University.
Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Late Fridays on NBC. Susan has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty four years. The Chicago Reader has named her "Best Improviser" and Chicago Magazine called her the "Funniest Woman In Chicago".