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Greetings! My name is Sandy Marshall, and for the past 20 years or so, I’ve directed, written, performed and produced comedy. I’ve also run several businesses, and regularly present at conferences and in the media.


I co-founded Chicago’s sketch comedy group Schadenfreude, and co-created 60 original episodes for Chicago Public Radio alongside Justin Kaufmann, Adam Witt, Kate James, Stephen Schdmidt, and Mark Hanner. I’ve performed in hundreds of shows in Chicago, NYC, LA, Edinburgh, Austin, Lollapalooza, and other cities around the world. With Schad, I was nominated for a Chicago Emmy for IL-Informed, and co-wrote the screenplays Alderman and Phudie Mart. Schad was the first-ever recipient of the Chicago Improv Festival’s “Festival Highlight Award.” Most recently, I regularly appear on “The Download” with Justin Kaufmann on WGN Radio.

As a director for The Second City, I’ve worked with some of the world’s most talented and funny people. I teach at The Second City Training Center, where I learned improv from folks like Mick Napier, Martin de Maat, Michael Gellman, Frances Callier, Tim O’Malley, and Del Close.

I also co-created the television pilot Shiny People with my writing partner Brian d’Arcy James. Produced by Silent Crow Arts and directed by Matt Bennett, Shiny People is a comedy about the world of corporate entertainment. 30 Rock’s Don Scardino, executive producer, calls the show “a look at what actors have to go through and how humiliated they can be.” (Wall Street Journal).

Business

As Vice President at Second City Works, I work with global blue chip brands to use humor and audience insights to deliver exceptional content and make work better, and most recently led the Canadian division through an unprecedented period of growth and expansion. I co-host the Annual Awards Gala for the Canadian Marketing Association alongside Deb Hall of DIVE Networks. When I was in Chicago, I founded Marshall Creative, a Chicago-based creative digital content and production house. I’ve had the pleasure of working as a creative and account director for companies like AbbVie, Morgan Stanley, AGF, MediaCom, P&G, Unilever, RBC, General Electric, Janssen, and dozens more. Check-out this recent interview in Fast Company.

Background

I’m a proud alum of Drake University; after graduation I attended the University of Edinburgh. I had the honor of serving on Drake’s Board of Trustees, and have appeared alongside President Bill Clinton, Chicago Mayors Daley and Emmanuel, and spoke at the NATO Crossroads Summit in Chicago. I love running by the water, skiing in deep powder, and taking pix of my dog Hunter.

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