Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City Theater in 1992. Rich went on to tour with SC’s National Touring Company and also co-created five original revues for SC’s resident companies.
While in Chicago, Rich was also heavily involved at Improv Olympic under the direction of Charna Halpern and Del Close. Rich played on the teams “Mr. Blonde” & “Faulty Wiring” understudied “Dynamite Fun Nest” with The Family and played with the long running “Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny.”
Rich also co-created the long-form shows “Strap Heads”, “Trio”, “Close Quarters” and “Dasariski.” Also at Improv Olympic, Rich co-created and starred in the scripted shows “Hamlet The Musical” and “The Roof is on Fiddler.”
As an actor, Rich has appeared in several TV commercials, most notably A&W Rootbeer’s “Mr. Dumass”. Rich also appeared in small roles on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”, “Early Edition”, “What About Joan?” and the feature film “High Fidelity”.
As a TV writer/producer Rich has worked for FOX’s “Mad TV”, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” & “The Tonight Show w. Jay Leno”. Rich has also written/produced “Frank TV” for TBS, ”The Sketch Pad” for HBO and “The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show” for Comedy Central. Currently, Rich is a staff writer for Seasons 2, 3 & 4 of Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele.”
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