• Judith Shelton

Judith Shelton

Part Time Lecturer


Judith Shelton is a part-time faculty member teaching standup comedy and improvisation at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She has been teaching her own comedy program in Atwater Village, CA, since 2010 and began teaching at the USC School of Dramatic Arts in the fall of 2016. Shelton is the Faculty Advisor for HealTH, Heal Through Humor, a club for medical students at USC, and was an instructor in the Improv for Engineers program for four years.

Shelton has appeared on Seinfeld and The Middle, to name a few. She was a series regular on the CBS sitcom, The Gregory Hines Show, and is currently a recurring voice on the Fox animated series The Great North (Rotten Tomatoes 100%).

As a standup, she has performed at The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Icehouse, Flappers, The Comedy Central Stage, and UCB as well as many indie comedy venues around town. As an improviser, Shelton was on an iO Main Stage Harold team The Third Rail, and The Mighty Stumps (Improvised Chekhov) which played the Phoenix and Los Angeles Improv Festivals. Her show RELATIONSH!T, an improvised talk show about sex, love and relationships, played on the Main Stage at iO for 10 years. The Los Angeles Times called it “Relationship therapy. A pleasant fill of flirtation, advice and self-deprecating tidbits—blended with a belly-laugh workout.” Shelton is a regular storyteller on the long-running Public School show at the Virgil in Los Angeles.

In 2015, Shelton was the Artist-In-Residence with Barrel of Monkeys in Chicago, teaching stand up to company members and performing. She presents workshops focusing on finding joy and value in the unique gifts and unpredictable life of the performing artist. She presented her workshop “Gather the Good” and was a developmental contributor for the Laughing Matters travelling exhibit first presented in downtown LA in the summer of 2016.

For more information, please visit her website at JudithShelton.com.