Susan Sassi is a comedy writer, singer, actress, and self producing artist originally from the exotic land of South Jersey. She is beyond thrilled to be a writer and performer for It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way. When not playing at iO, Susan plays with her indie sketch team, When Susan Calls. Susan wrote the book and performed in the musical Victorian Courting and Zombies, which she produced at UCB as a Spank Show, at iOWest as part of the LA Scripted Comedy Festival, and as part of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, where it received rave reviews and had a sold out run. Susan has performed with iO West’s Sketch Pool, Sketch Bar, UCB’s Not Too Shabby, and Repo Comedy as a writer and performer. Past indie improv teams include: Fonzie Scheme, Insert Here, Momgerie, and One Lucky Guy. Susan studied at UCB, Second City, The Miles Stroth Workshop, and Matt Hoverman’s writing workshop.