Ric Walker - Lecturer


University of Pittsburgh, 2014, MFA

Wright State University, 1987, BFA


Ric is a performer, teacher and writer and director.

As an actor, he has appeared in numerous plays, independent films, and television. He has worked as a corporate spokesman for such companies as Eli Lilly, Computer Associates and Oracle. He has improvised with and been a member of comedy troupes The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Comedy Sportz Chicago, The Second City and MCTD (Midwest Comedy Tool & Die).  He is a member Emeritus of Second Story (Serendipity Theater Collective). Ric has designed and facilitated workshops on improvisation, public speaking and communications for corporations and organizations such as Coke, Pepsi, Starbucks and Northwestern University Law School. Ric is currently a Professor at Columbia College Chicago in the nation’s first BA in Comedy Writing and Performance

Ric has recently been published in a compendium of short stories entitled Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low-Flying Duck.

Teaching Interests

Improvisation Comedy Performance Acting Silent Comedy Stand UP Character Work On-Camera Comedy Writing Storytelling

Research Interests

Story Telling Comedy Improvisation On-Camera Performance