• Nick Massouh

Nick Massouh

Adjunct Lecturer


Nick Massouh is an actor, improviser, director and producer working professionally in Los Angeles for over 20 years. As an actor, Nick’s television and film credits include Lucifer, Designated Survivor, Ray Donavan and The Conjuring 3. He has an extensive commercial list including a spokesperson campaign for Ford. Nick has performed on stage throughout Southern California at theaters including The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, The Pasadena Playhouse and The Broad Stage. Nick is an award-winning theatre director in LA’s 99 seat theatre scene and has recently directed his first short film, Tilt.

A Trojan through and through, Nick holds a BFA Acting degree from USC. And it was at USC that Nick got his start in comedy performing live improv and sketch. He was a member of the on-campus comedy troupe Commedus Interruptus as well as a member of the alumni sketch troupe Summer of Tears. Summer of Tears accepted invitations to perform sketch nationwide including SketchiestNYC, Chicago Sketch Fest, SF Sketch Fest and the storied HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen (winning Best Sketch Comedy).

Nick is a founding member of Impro Theatre, the first fully improvised repertory theatre company, performing completely improvised full-length plays in the styles of some of the world’s greatest authors and playwrights. He has performed full scale productions of Shakespeare UnScripted, Jane Austen UnScripted, Chekhov UnScripted, Tennessee Williams UnScripted, Dickens UnScripted, and Twilight Zone UnScripted (to name a few) throughout Southern California and nationwide. He was the Director of Impro Theater’s Improv School for over 10 years and developed their current curriculum, creating the C.O.R.E. workshop series for learning narrative improv. He also established Impro Studio, a workshop theater in the heart of the Los Feliz Village, home to LA’s narrative and genre improv scene.

Nick has applied improv outside the performance space by facilitating workshops for mental health institutes and corporate training. He believes that the skills learned in improv are the same skills for living a more mindful and joyful life.


BFA, University of Southern California