Tawny is a sketch and improv comedian, who’s been mainly writing and performing her work on the Second City Mainstage in Chicago, as well as with the Second City National Touring Company. She’s also starred in Second City collaborations such as The Art of Falling with Hubbard Street Dance, and The Second City’s Guide to the Opera, starring Patrick Stewart and Renee Fleming. Other regional credits include: The Upstairs Concierge, a world premiere at the Goodman Theatre, as well as productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Writer’s Theatre. You can currently see her as Chelsea Leight-Leigh in the Seeso Original series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and this year you will see her in a regular role on the new BET series The Comedy Get Down. Previously guest starring in NBC’s Chicago Fire, USA’s Sirens and Fox’s Crisis, Tawny cultivated a cool trend of only appearing on tv while inside an ambulance.
Oh, hey, and another thing about her are all of her bands! Tawny has been a part of the incredible Chicago indie scene for the past 8 years, and she and her punk-folk cohort Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers) have two albums out together that you can buy and listen to: Old Devils and Here Be Monsters (In De Goot/ Bloodshot Records). Last fall she lost her mind in excitement as she and Langford recorded their new record in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with legendary producer Norbert Putnam. And if you aren’t sick of her yet, her solo album Too Proud to Steal is available on iTunes, Spotify and bandcamp.