Kirstin Eggers

Assistant Professor of Theatre Practice in Comedy Performance


Kirstin Eggers is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Kirstin has been a working actor and writer for over 20 years, with extensive commercial, guest, recurring, and series regular television appearances. 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 Best Sketch Comedy 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 multiple development teams for new programs in acting, comedy, and improv, including the innovative Dramatic Arts-Cinematic Arts collaboration  “USC Comedy Live ” (called “arguably the coolest course offering” by  USC News), the Summer Theatre Conservatory program in comedy performance, and the first collaboration between USC Shanghai office and SDA, culminating in on-ground programming in Shanghai, China.  She is co-founder of the Arts in Action program “Cancer & Comedy” in collaboration with USC Norris Adolescent and Young Adults Cancer Center. She also serves as performance coach for the award-winning USC Dornsife Trial Advocacy Program.