New York improviser: Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee is a survey researcher with a Master's degree in Sociology from The University of Chicago and a bullshit detector from Brooklyn, New Yawk. Like sociology, she enjoys studying improv because both give her an opportunity to scrutinize the weird behaviors of Homo sapiens.

Nicole has studied improv since Fall 2009 under Betsy Stover, Ben Rodgers, Gavin Speiller, Kevin Hines, Shannon O'Neill, Lydia Hensler, Jordan Klepper, Ryan Karels and Will Hines (UCB-NY); Megan Johns, Kyle Dolan, Susan Messing, Rebecca Sohn, Mark Sutton, Rich Sohn and Mick Napier (Annoyance); Tara DeFrancisco (iO Chicago); and Rick Andrews, Russ Armstrong, Louis Kornfeld, Alex Marino, Peter McNerney, Megan Gray, Chet Siegel and Hannah Chase (Magnet). Nicole has also enjoyed the tutelage of greats like Kate Riley, Kirk Damato and Don Fanelli.

Nicole has performed in various shows at The UCB, The PIT, The Magnet and other indie venues around NYC. She has also appeared in the 2011 and 2012 UCB 3-on-3 tournament, the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Del Close Marathon and UCB Indie Cage Match. She has co-produced Pou & Nic: You're Welcome and The Melange, monthly variety shows at The PIT. And she really loves dogs.