Katy trained at Second City and iO Chicago as well as with teachers from Annoyance, UCB and more. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award.
Katy has performed with the Maydays for 13 years, spent over a decade as half of the two-woman longform show Katy and Rach, plays with sci-fi improv team Project2 and in the Destination podcast. Katy coaches longform teams and leads workshops in England, Europe and the States. She has toured with Fluxx, improvised musicals with The Maydays, Music Box and Baby Wants Candy and notably guested in the London and Liverpool Improvathons, Grand Theft Impro, Whirled News Tonight, The Armando Diaz Experience and Messing with a Friend.
Katy is also a sketch comedian, actor, writer and theatre-maker. She directed The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike, wrote and starred in Who Ya Gonna Call? the Ghostbusters fan-sical, is one of the Knightmare Live team and is currently performing her solo comedy hour Schutte the Unromantic.
Katy’s first book The Improvsier’s Way is out and available form all good bookshops and online at Amazon
“Katy Schutte is a leading light of the London improv scene and this book is just as warm, witty, compassionate and funny as she is. Distilling years of experience into practical exercises, these pages are a crash course in longform improvising which never dictates or talks down to the reader, but which constantly encourages, explores, questions and inspires.“
Tom Salinsky, The Spontaneity Shop