Director of Comedy Studies and the Comedy Writing and Performance B.A.
The Second City
Anne Libera is director of comedy studies and the comedy writing and performance B.A. at Columbia College Chicago, a collaboration with The Second City and the first degree of its kind in the United States. She served as the executive artistic director of The Second City Training Centers from 2001 to 2009. Directing credits include Stephen Colbert's one-man show Describing a Circle, The Madness of Curious George, Computer Chips and Salsa, and The Second City Goes to War as well as Second City touring productions all over the world. Her book,The Second City Almanac of Improvisation is published by Northwestern University Press. She is the head of pedagogy in The Second City’s partnership with the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has presented on topics in improvisation and comedy at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Chicago Ideas Week, TCG’s annual conference, and guest lectured at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.