According to her bio, she, like Stephen, is a Northwestern University alumna and is also a fellow improviser, having performed at iO L.A.and Chicago. She also indicates having standup comedy chops, which should come in handy. It’s great to see all these super smart improvisery people joining the staff! It makes a fan pumped up for the Colbert-related times to come.
Congrats to alumna Jen Spyra (MFA in Writing for Screen+Stage '12), tapped to be a staff writer for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
— NU Radio/TV/Film (@NURTVF) April 3, 2015