Nancy Hayden began her improv and sketch comedy career as a writer/performer in The Second City Detroit Mainstage cast. After co-writing and appearing in five revues, Nancy went on to become a director of several Second City productions, including the first ever national touring Theatricals production, “My Cousin’s Wedding.” Other directing titles include “BlahBlah Sista’hood” and the Second City Detroit Mainstage revue “Jihad It Up to Here.” She also served as Producer of The Second City Detroit.
Nancy has worked as a staff writer for “Detroiters” on Comedy Central, as well as several productions for Bravo, including “Bravo After Hours” and the digital series, “Ex-Housewife.” She also wrote for DreamworksTV and AwesomenessTV and co-wrote “Love, Factually,” the hit holiday parody that ran at The Kennedy Center.
Nancy previously served as Associate Artistic Director of The Second City Hollywood where she also taught improvisation, acting, directing and writing. She then relocated back to her midwestern roots, moving to Chicago where she was named Artistic Director of the Chicago Second City Training Center.