Sherry Layne is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer, improviser, puppeteer, and clown, who may or may not tote around a red nose in her purse*. She studied film and television production at Chapman University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and improvisation with iO West and Upright Citizens Brigade, earning a fine, artsy bachelor, but she had to share him with the rest of the class. A compulsive need to talk with her hands led her to the art of puppetry, training at Michael Earl’s own Puppet School, and since, the number of drinking glasses she accidentally knocks off tables has dropped dramatically.
Sherry has worked behind the scenes writing creative marketing content for major motion pictures, as well as original material for television and the web. She served as head writer for the talk/variety vidcast The Baub Show, and after the show was reconceived as a live internet radio broadcast, she took on the role of co-host and disappointed listeners with her lack of knowledge of Big Brother.
As a teacher, she has over a decade of experience nurturing youth in the arts, including leading workshops across the country and performing with the nationally recognized arts and literacy organization Story Pirates.
She also performs with the clown troupe Everybody Nose and the long form improv team The Ark, who just finished a two-year run hosting a monthly show in the iOWest Del Close Theater.
*She does. There’s also a harmonica in there.
Yeah, but what’s happening right now?
Sherry is currently working on a series of puppet one-acts geared toward children. More on that soon!