Pat Shay

About Pat

Pat Shay moved to Chicago in the 90s to train with Del Close, starting off a grand adventure in American improv. He is one of a very few improvisers to have played on House Teams and/or touring companies of IO Chicago, UCB, The Second City, and The PIT. With his wife, Mary Theresa Archbold, he created Jazz Hand - which, as a short film, got to the finals of the NBC Shortcuts Festival, and as a sketch show, got them invited to perform at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Media credits include Late Night with Conan Ou2019Brien, The Blacklist, and the part of Dr. Schwartz in the MTV (Other) series Shortcomings.


Upcoming Classes
Level 5: Improv Performance Study Tue 3/20/18
Level 2: Introduction to Scenework Wed 3/21/18