Nov. 13: Second City comedian, alumnus presents work

tremper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Comedian, filmmaker, writer and Washington State University alumnus Ted Tremper will discuss his entertaining work in a free, public presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the CUB auditorium.

A recent member of Chicago’s The Second City comedy troupe, Tremper will also lead a week of workshops for students. Find more at

“Ted Tremper has taken what he’s learned here at WSU and gone on to be a successful artist – first in Chicago and now in L.A.,” said Debbie Lee, co-director of the English department’s Visiting Writer Series, co-sponsor with the Student Entertainment Board of Tremper’s appearance. “He’s an inspiration. He also has a lot to teach us. He once told me: Improv is a skill that anyone can use – training that can give you an edge in whatever you do.”

Tremper graduated from WSU in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing. His improvised, Web-based show, “Break-Ups: The Series,” won for best original series at the 2010 Vimeo Global Film Festival + Awards. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Onion’s A.V. Club entertainment website. He holds a master’s in fine arts in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Debbie Lee, WSU English department,, 509-335-6812
Sabrina Zearott, WSU College of Arts & Sciences,, 509-335-3965