Sherry Layne is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer, improviser, teacher, and clown (red nose and all). 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 prolific storyteller, Sherry constantly collaborates on projects in a variety of media including theatre, film, television, and the web. She performs with the clown troupe Everybody Nose and the long form improv team The Ark. In lieu of sleep, she teaches workshops across southern California and beyond (also known as New Jersey).
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What’s your favorite color?
A mid-tone blue-ish blue. I also like regular blue.
Do you have a favorite dance?
Steven Martin’s “King Tut” hip swivel around the microphone stand.
Who originally influenced you as a comedy writer and who do you currently admire?
I said you could ask one asterisking question–this is two. Get the asterisk out of my face!
Is there a talent you always wish you had?
I wish I knew where the asterisk key was.
So you’re a clown?
Actually, I’m two types of clowns. Neither of which drive tiny cars. I do, however, have several hundred handkerchiefs up my sleeve.
Tab. And yes, I am under the age of 60.
Your social security number?
I only tell that to Nigerian princes who call me in the afternoon.
Your favorite letter?
An umlauted U.
Yes or no?
Can you repeat the question?