Nikki has been doing improv stince 2004 and is currently Managing Director of MadLab theatre in Columbus, Ohio. Nikki has a comedic YouTube series called "Nikki Tells You How To Live Your Life" (http://bit.ly/SCPSnikkitellsyou) and is becoming a volunteer for Suicide Preventions Services. Annually, she holds a huge fundraiser for Pelotonia called the "Fuck Cancer Caberet".
Nikki also sings in her church choir, plays accordion badly and makes art from doll parts as well as deals with her two cats that do not get along together.
August 13th, 2018 | Season 2 | 33 mins 54 secs
acting, casting, comedy, directing, improv, improv comedy, improvised comedy, sketch
“That person is a natural” is the thing you want to say when you are casting someone into a role. It is best when it is effortless, when you can’t tell the person from the role they are playing. That’s what you want as a casting director… unless you are casting for “Se7en”.
August 6th, 2018 | Season 2 | 40 mins 25 secs
accordion, improvisor, suicide, theater
This episode’s guest was so much fun to talk to. Nikki Smith is an improvisor, theater director, gives really bad advice on life (http://bit.ly/SCPSnikkitellsyou), plays the accordion (badly) and is now helping people who are having a hard time in life get through to the next day (hopefully very well). What I liked best about chatting with Nikki was how much we are similar… we are drawn to improv because we do not like to learn lines, we are both scatterbrained enough that we can’t settle on that one good thing that we are good at. The biggest difference is that she loves cats and I am constantly trying to keep my slacks free from hair.