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Katherine ‘Butch” Jerinic

Lead Facilitator and Program Designer

Butch Jerinic has traveled the world performing comedy and facilitating workshops with Second City Works since 1996.  She has worked with hundreds of corporations to explore the practical applications of improv philosophies around many diverse topics; Respectful Workplace, Diversity & Inclusion, Change Management, and Professional Presence to name a few.  Outside of corporate comedy Butch performed with The Second City at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, ComedySportz in Chicago and ran her critically acclaimed solo show Growing Up Butch in Los Angeles and Chicago.  Off stage she has appeared in commercials, films and has lent her voice for all of the above. Butch is a lady!   


Le Le Mason

Le Le Mason

Co-Facilitator

SaLesha “Lele” Mason was born and raised in Oxon Hill, Maryland a city within the greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. A passionate artist and educator would be a great way to describe her. She has been an improviser unknowingly her whole life. You know the “procrastinator by day- improviser right away” type. She lives by the moto “all the world’s a stage so each day give the show of a lifetime.” She loves God, Jesus, her family, friends, students and entertaining.


Sayjal Joshi

Sayjal Joshi

Co-Facilitator

SAYJAL JOSHI is from North Carolina, where she helped open a really awesome improv comedy club called The Idiot Box. Back for her second revue on the e.t.c. stage, she’s also done comedy for the Kennedy Center, the Goodman, Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse, Zanies, The Kates, The Second City Touring Company, the Annoyance Theatre, iO, Laugh Out Loud Theater, and critically acclaimed Asian-American sketch ensemble, Stir Friday Night!


Tania Richard

Tania Richard

Co-Facilitator

Tania Richard taught in The Second City Training Center for ten years. She also performed with the Second City Main Stage, e.t.c. and touring company appearing with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz and Rachel Dratch. Her training of professionals includes work with The American Bar Association, IICLE, CPEC, The Herman Agency, Horwood, Marcus and Berk, Neal Gerber And Eisenberg, Northwestern University Law School, Joseph, Lichtenstein & Levinson, and Sheehan and Sheehan, P.A., among others. She has been a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild for over twenty years. She has appeared in numerous commercials for brands such as BMO Harris, McDonald’s, Ameritech and AARP as well as film and television roles. Tania teaches Acting Directing Workshop in Columbia College Chicago’s Cinema Art and Science Department. She has a B.A. in Theatre from Illinois State University. Her stage credits include Broadway, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Goodman Theatre and The Second City.