My first play was in elementary school as an elf. In high school, I performed in three more: Beckett's Endgame as Hamm, the French student Fifi in If Sherlock Holmes Was a Woman and as Annie, a very timid maid in Life With Father.
After college, I saw a show about SNL and Second City was mentioned as the training ground for my heroes. I signed up for classes at the more affordable Players Workshop of Second City and began commuting to Chicago from Michigan on the weekends to learn improv. In 1998, I moved to Chicago, went to Second City around 2002 and a variety of projects ensued.