Sandy Marshall is a Chicago Emmy-nominated actor, writer, producer, and business builder.
As an actor, Sandy appeared alongside Vince Vaughn in Ron Howard’s The Dilemma, in Comedy Central’s Still Hungry, and has starred in dozens of commercials (most recently as the Exxon scientist). Look for Sandy this fall in the Emmy-winning Odd Squad on PBS.
Sandy recently directed This is Deadsville, a new musical podcast via Entertainment One & Apple Podcasts. He’s also a longtime director at the legendary Second City, and develops television content with Silent Crow Arts in NYC.
As a writer, Sandy created the Workish satirical business series (syndicated in Rogers Media, Contently, and The Message), co-founded Chicago’s sketch ensemble Schadenfreude, and is an alum of NASA Social. He also co-created Shiny People, a produced comedy pilot.
As an entrepreneur, Sandy is the “Howard” of Norman Howard, a Toronto-based comedic content shop. He also served as VP of Second City Works, leading Second City’s B2B efforts in Toronto and New York. He’s worked extensively with brands like Morgan Stanley, Unilever, RBC, and Zappos.
A frequent speaker on the corporate circuit, Sandy has spoken at numerous conferences including NXNE, NATO, Dx3, and the Digital Media Summit.
Sandy is a 4-time jurist at the Banff World Media Festival, and has appeared in Fast Company, Bloomberg Business, and on WGN Radio & CBC News. As an educator & volunteer, Sandy sits on the Faculty at the Second City Training Centre, is a Facilitator for WE’s Incubation Hub, writes for WE’s Global Classroom series, and is an alum of Drake University’s Board of Trustees. He holds a BA in History & Communications from Drake University, and studied writing at the University of Edinburgh.