This week, Charna Halpern and her dog Violet join Sarah in bed! Charna is the co-founder of iO (formerly improv Olympic). They talk about Del Close, psychic dreams, recruiting for SNL and experiences with several iO alumni including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Cecily Strong and more!
You can follow Charna on Twitter @CharnaHalpern or visit ioimprov.com for more information about the theater.
Charna Halpern is the founder and Artistic Director of the iO Theater. She has been teaching performers how to work together for more than 25 years. Having founded the world famous iO (formerly known as the “ImprovOlympic”)in Chicago and Hollywood, Halpern’s theaters are the meccas of training in the art of improvisation and act as a recruiting stop for television shows like Saturday Night Live, CONAN, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and countless other shows, supplying Hollywood with writers and performers. She is the author of the improv training manuals Truth in Comedy and Art By Committee.
Sleeping with Sarah is a podcast where comedian and narcoleptic, Sarah Albritton interviews people in her bed. They talk about sleep, comedy and relationships. Sleeping with Sarah is proud to be part of the Laugh Factory podcast network. Visit www.sleepingwithsarah.com for more information. You can follow Sarah on twitter:@sarahalbritton and instagram @sarahalbritton or visit her at www.sarahalbritton.