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Kirstin Eggers

Assistant Professor of Theatre Practice in Comedy Performance


Kirstin Eggers is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She has been a working actor and writer for over 15 years, with extensive commercial, guest and recurring television appearances including as a series regular on the ABC sitcom Work It, for which Entertainment Weekly called her “phenomenal.” With a focus on comedy off-camera, she has performed sketch and improv at the Groundlings, UCB, and Comedy Central Stage, and accepted invitations to appear at comedy festivals nationwide, including SketchfestNYC, Chicago Sketchfest, and the storied HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen (winning the Best Sketch Comedy award with troupe Summer of Tears).

A bona fide Trojan, Eggers holds a BFA in Acting from USC, where she won both the Jack Nicholson Award and Ava Greenwald Award for Outstanding Actor while an undergraduate, and was a member of USC’s premier comedy troupe Commedus Interruptus.

Since joining the faculty at USC, she has served on the development teams for both the innovative Dramatic Arts-Cinematic Arts collaboration ‘USC Comedy Live’ (called “arguably the coolest course offering” by USC News), and for the new Summer Theatre Conservatory program in comedy performance. In addition to her work at USC, she has created curriculum and taught acting and comedy for various organizations including Universal Studios Japan, 24th Street Theatre, Brentwood School, LAUSD, Gabriella Foundation, Arizona Bar Association, and National High School Mock Trial champions, to name a few.