Kelsie Huff is the producer and host of the kates, has created three one woman shows and continues to tell stories and perform stand-up across the nation. Huff is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago where she was a tutor at the Columbia College Writing Center. During this time Kelsie also studied with Neo-Futurist Alumni Stephanie Shaw and fell in love with the art of solo performance. Like several Chicago comedians, Huff proceeded to graduate from the Second City Conservatory and the iO writing program. She has since used her writing and performance skills to teach children’s improv/sketch workshops, facilitate corporate improv and stand-up events, provide one on one comedy coaching, and lead comedy workshops at festivals across the country. Kelsie is currently Chicago’s Feminine Comique instructor. Feminine Comique is an all female stand upcomedy class produced by Tight Five Productions.