iO Theater, Chicago Musical Improv Festival

Stacey Smith is a loud Long Islander who just relocated back to Chicago by way of Boston where she was the Comedy School Manager at ImprovBoston, in addition to a cast member in both their Music Improv Cast and Mainstage cast. Stacey currently teaches at Second City and iO, and performs weekly at iO in The Musical Armando and The Deltones. Stacey performed in many theatricals at The Second City, including Life Hacks, #DateMe and two cruise contracts on The Norwegian Breakaway. Stacey recently toured her solo musical improv show STACEJAM and taught musical improv in Bulgaria, Germany, Amsterdam, Greece, Belgium, France, Norway, Italy and Denmark.  She’s been lucky enough to headline comedy festivals all over the globe, playing alongside many famous comedians and actors like Amber Ruffin, Mary Holland, Seth Morris, Kevin McDonald, Chris Redd, Terry O’Quinn and Dickie Smothers. She is also the creator of The Chicago Musical Improv Festival. To find out more, check her out at



"Stacey Smith is pure light and magic in a human suit. She is the matriarch of a mighty horde of improvisers that have benefitted from her powerhouse talent, support, connection, and love. Stacey transformed my cohorts from a ragtag bunch of nervous rookies into an inspired team." — Michelle Mohney, Second City Training Center

“Stacey is essentially a big ball of knowledge, support, & enthusiasm. She's an excellent teacher, & finds a way for all of her students to be confident & relaxed, regardless of skill level.” — Dave Bisson, CSz Theater Chicago