Gina Ippolito was born and raised in Boonton Township, New Jersey, which she swears is an actual place that really exists. After graduating from Penn State University, she drove a packed U-Haul out to Los Angeles to pursue comedy writing.
In 2007, Gina started taking sketch and improv classes at UCB Theater and began writing and performing there shortly afterwards. Her UCB credits include Let’s Do This!, Cagematch, Sketch Cram, The Tournament of Nerds, UCB Thanksgiving Day Parade, Maude Night and her spank show, a Twilight Zone spoof entitled The Nightfall Realm. Gina is both a sketch writer/performer and coach/director at iO West theater and is a member of the all girl improv team Slave Leia who has performed in the Del Close Marathon in New York, The Sarasota Improv Festival in Florida and the San Francisco Improv Festival as well as many LA improv venues.
Gina has written for the Hulu original series “The Morning After” and is also a frequent writer for the comedy website Break.com. Last year, Gina wrote for the 2013 CBS diversity showcase.
Writing Management: Steve Mayes, Credence Talent
Acting Manager: Jayna Entertainment
Acting Agent: Alcus Holly Agency
Sunday, May 18 @ 09:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)