INNY Winners Annouced

I’m very honored to announce that I have won the INNY award for “Best Improv Coach”. I found out from Bill Finkbiner, who texted me as I was driving around my home town of St. Louis. Bill is an Original Trickster and one of my first students in St. Louis. I’m glad that I found out about it in St. Louis, because I was awarded for my work at St. Louis’ Improv Trick.

So much has happened in the St. Louis Improv scene since I first started teaching classes in St. Louis in 2006. I’m proud to have been a small part of it. The work I do as a teacher and coach in St. Louis would not be possible if not for the hard work of all of our Improv Trick performers, teachers and students. But it’s not just Improv Trick that makes up our wonderful Improv scene. K.A.R.L. improv  won the award for “Best College Troupe” and The Improv Shop was nominated for Best Training Program.

If you’re reading this blog, you’re responsible in part for this major achievement for St. Louis improv. I posted here a while back encouraging readers to “Vote for St. Louis”, and it looks like you did. And in overwhelming numbers. Thanks to you for making this possible.

The full list of INNY Award winners is HERE.

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Bill Chott is currently appearing in Marshall's Miracle, a family film about a courageous dog who survived hardships to triumph as a therapy dog. For five years he was on the Emmy-Winning Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place. Originally from St. Louis Missouri, he is a member of his high school's Hall of Fame, a Broadway Award winner for his work in I Love Lucy Live on on Stage, and the winner of the INNY awards for Best Improv Coach. He attended Central Methodist University and trained in Improvisation at The Second City. There he worked with such comedy powerhouses as Tina Fey, Steve Carrel, Stephen Colbert among many others. Bill starred on The Dana Carvey Show, does cartoon voices on PBS, Saturday Night Live and in film, he appeared in Galaxy Quest, Dude Where's My Car, and he was a lead role as Thomas, the Special Olympian who brings home the bronze in the Farrelly Bros. film The Ringer.

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