Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago Mainstage, Chicago e.t.c.
Joshua Funk has worked for The Second City since 1994. He received his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan and shortly after became one of the founding members of The Second City Detroit touring company. After three years on The Second City Detroit main stage, Joshua moved back to his hometown of Chicago and became a resident director for The Second City. He received Joseph Jefferson Awards for “best director” for Holy War Batman, and “best production” for Pants On Fire as well as directing The Second City’s first tours to Asia and a USO tour to Sarajevo, Bosnia. Joshua now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Nyima and daughter Ziza. As an improv director/coach, some of his film & television credits include MTV’s Wild n’ Out, Katt Williams: American Hustle, The BET Hip Hop Awards, and multiple pilots for both FOX and CBS. As an actor, some of his film and television credits include Reno911!, Short Circuitz, Wild n’ Out, 3lbs, and Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant. Joshua performs regularly in Hollywood with the improv groups The 313 and Opening Night: The Improvised Musical. He is also proud to have directed and performed a Second City revue for the Obama campaign at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Joshua currently serves as the Artistic Director of The Second City Training Center Hollywood and is thrilled to be the Managing Director, New Media.