Dave Asher


Dave grew up the son of two professors at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.  He then attended Northwestern University in Chicago where he graduated with honors from the College of Arts and Sciences.

He began studying and performing improv on campus at Northwestern and at the Improv Olympic (now simply called "iO") in the city.  Always a hobby since childhood, he also began playing piano for improv at the time.

After graduation, he moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, to perform and teach comedy at the Boom Chicago theater.  It was there that he dove deeper into the music and improv connection.  When he returned to America, he settled back at the iO Theater as the Musical Director for the past 10 years, as well as teaching several classes each semester, including iO's 3 level Musical Improv program.  




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