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Cherie Kerr

Cherie Kerr, founder and Artistic Director for the Orange County Crazies, OC’s premier  sketch  and improv comedy organization, founded  in 1990, is also a founding member of the world-famous Groundlings (Will Farrell, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa  McCarthy, Chris Kattan and many others).
Kerr has  written two books  that deal with comedy: “Build to Laugh: How to Construct Sketch Comedy With the Fast and Funny Formula,” and “Who’s There?: How to Conceive, Create and Develop Original Characters.”  The former is used as a training manual at Second City in Chicago colleges and sketch groups across the country.
Kerr has segued her decades of experience as an improv performer and comedy writer into the indie film world. Her first indie film, “We’ve Got Balls,” is currently seeking distribution. Her new film, “Small Claims,”  is in pre-production. “Balls”  was the winner of 7 major awards in the festival  circuit last year including “Best Comedy.” Kerr  was named “Filmmaker of  the Year” at the Action on Sports International Film Festival.”
She regularly teaches improv and writing courses to students throughout Southern California.