Karen Summerton

Coaching with Kare(n)

 United States

You want to act?
You want to improvise?
You don't know where to start?

You've come to the right IPO.

Boy bands and Disney are two of Karen Summerton's favorite things. Karen is an actress, comedian, writer, and director. She wrapped a horror-thriller feature film before the pandemic called The Improviser, made by Rebel Lens Films.

She has been doing improv in NYC and LA for the past 10 years. Her favorite improv team to perform in is "Trashers," a two-prov team with Amey Goerlich.

Frequently appearing on Saturday Night Live as a day player, Karen's notable characters include a Karashian, monster in Monster Pals, and Creep dancer. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Sara and NIkki Live!, USA Network's Partners in Crime, LittleThings, and Get Him to the Greek.

Karen has been in several commercials including Budweiser with John Mayer, Chobani, Amazon, and Arm & Hammer.

She starred in and co-wrote "The Karen and Jackie Show," a sketch-comedy pilot for ABC. And also directed and acted in a pilot for Disney XD called, "Not So Super."

Karen performs in two monthly shows at the Peoples Improv Theater, catch her in The Magical World of Musical Improv, where your Disney childhood classics meet musical improv; and Super Crazy Fun Time Variety Game Show Hour, a wacky interactive game show mixed in with zany characters and sketch comedy. Karen has created and performed two solo shows; Me, Myselfies, and I; and The Reality Starlette. She was also with the NYC company of National Comedy Theater for 3 years.

Karen graduated from Long Island University/C.W. Post with a BFA in Broadcasting and Acting, and spent a summer at Carnegie Mellon for an acting intensive. She's trained at the Groundlings in Los Angeles; the Upright Citizens Brigade and Peoples Improv Theater in New York City.

Karen currently lives in Connecticut with her cat, Nacho. She teaches acting, improvisation, and career coaching.

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I sold two pilots - one to ABC and the other to DisneyXD

I was pranked by John Mayer in a Bud Light commercial.

I love to sell anything and everything on eBay.

I was on a TV show on USA Network called Partners in Crime.