Improvisation is the art of performing without a script and Nick Johne, Second City improv teacher, has been teaching a class for over two years with people on the spectrum.  Find out how basic rules of improv can lead to useful life skills, like the importance of "yes...and".

Nick and his wife Sinead have a daughter named Emma who is on the spectrum. For about two years now Nick, along with one of his improv partners Molly Fisher, have been teaching improv classes to people who are on the spectrum.

There is an adult class for people over 19 on Friday nights at 8:30.  They will also be running a class for teens come the summer time that will be held in the mornings.  For more information call 312-664-3959 or visit their website

One of his improv classes, The Aspertypicals, were invited to perform at the Chicago improv Festival.

The performance will be on May 6th at 7:30pm at the venue below.

Laugh Out Loud Theater - Chicago

3851 N. Lincoln Avenue  Chicago, Illinois 60613


In this episode we discuss:

  • Why is improv important?
  • How improv teaches it is okay to make mistakes.
  • How a non-therapy class can still teach skills.
  • How listening is the harder skill to learn.
  • What is the fine line between being funny and disruptive?
  • How they achieve a balance between having fun, waiting, and learning.

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