Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Danny Pudi Visits Training Center for Q&A

Danny Pudi, star of NBC's hit-sitcom Community, visited The Second City Training Center, his alma mater, this past Saturday to share his experiences from performing in Donny's Skybox to working in Hollywood.

Photo by Sally Blood

Danny showed some of his favorite clips from Community, talked with students regarding their career paths, and performed one of his favorite scenes from his Skybox run with his "Writing Guru", Ranjit Souri, presently an Improvisation and Writing instructor with the Training Center.

Photo by Sally Blood

Danny said of his time at The Second City, "The training you get here is invaluable. Having that foundation of training here is very helpful because you can get a little lost in Los Angeles. Here, the community is awesome." He went on to say that "A lot of my transition from Chicago to LA started here," thanks to Dionna Griffin-Irons, the Head of Second City’s Outreach and Diversity Program. Dionna had put Danny into contact with a Hollywood producer that led to his finding an agent rather quickly.

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