About the Founder
Who is Susanna Spies?
Susanna Spies is a conductor of voice, a composer of humor, and a believer in you. As a seasoned educator, Founder & President of Comedy Playground, LLC with showcases out of the world famous Hollywood Improv, Spies has been recognized nationally and internationally for her advocacy, initiatives, and profound effect of humor. Consecutive award winner for 2015 and 2016 recipient BEST of LA Innovative Education Comedy Award, Spies has lead her vision to carry out the mission for youth, adults, Fortune 500 companies, and is profiled by Variety Magazine as one of the nation’s top ten innovators in the Educational Impact Report.
Spies has a passion for change, and knows how to create bonds through the universal language understood by all: humor.
- Original programming into over 30 CA organizations and schools
- EP/ Program Director of ECCP at Inner-City Arts
- Finding Your Voice atThe American Conservatory of Performing Arts
- Program Developer into over 30 charity and non-profit organizations
- International Advocate & Ambassador for Humor at Seeds of Peace, The American School in London, UCLA , Teak Fellowship NY
- Vistage Speaker
- UCLA: Writers Program; School of Education
- SCAAP: Southern California Activity Professionals
- Broadly Speaking Start Fish Recipient
HA Producer & Supporter of:
- Children Affected by Aids
- Cancer Awareness Club
- The Eamon Cannon Comedy Project at Inner-City Arts
- Homeless Youth of Los Angeles
- Laughlinks ED & Founder
- 15 years as a professional stand up comedienne
- Actor: television, film, commercial. Please see: susannaspies.net
Susanna plays the hilarious "Carol" in the web hit series: "Carol & Claire" on The Angela Hoover show. Known for her character work, she performed over thirty original characters within her own stage performance in "The Dryer" which debuted at The Working Stage in Los Angeles. You may also recognize her from Nuvo Tv’s Stand Up & Deliver, E-One Entertainment’s Uncontrolled Comedy and several appearances on stage and off! Please visit: susannaspies.net
Spies graduated from The University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991 with a BA in English. She additionally attended: The Jean Shelton School in San Francisco, Bill Esper Conservatory of New York, and The Groundlings in Los Angeles.