Jodi Skeris quirky, spunky, full of moxie Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:34:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 39973374 Demo Reel Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:54:37 +0000
Check out Jodi! This reel contains few quick scenes so you can see Jodi Skeris’s type, style, and what her vibe is all about. She’s been described as a Tracey Ullman / Gilda Radner type. Watch the reel, have some thoughts, give us a call. It’ll be a good time for everybody.

Character Reel Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:53:14 +0000 Jodi performs several characters for your viewing pleasure.

A bunch of comedy Videos Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:51:26 +0000

Wilton Sketch Comedy Videos Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:44:32 +0000 Here are a bunch of videos from iO West House Sketch team WILTON featuring Jodi Skeris.
Watch more Wilton Sketch Comedy Videos HERE.

Jodi Skeris’s Comedy Experience Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:35:31 +0000
Jodi has been performing sketch and improv comedy for over a decade. You can find her very long list of teachers she’s worked with and teams she’s performed on here. She coaches/directs improv and sketch teams around LA and performs regularly around town. All of her shows are listed here.

Jodi also has a number of videos online for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Jodi Skeris knows ASL Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:17:50 +0000 js_featured-3Jodi Skeris is a recent graduate from the Interpreter program at Pierce College. She learned ASL while attaining her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota. Jodi works and volunteers as an interpreter in the Los Angeles area.

In her efforts to spread awareness about Deaf Culture and Deaf Talent, she has produced a show feature Deaf Talent at the UCB Inner Sanctum with comedian CJ Jones.

Jodi Skeris writes Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:13:48 +0000 Jodi Skeris has a plethora of material that she has written. She’s written and performed 2 one-person shows on the Upright Citizens Brigade stages as well as written for iO West House sketch teams for the last few years. Jodi also has a pilot, a few webseries, and several pitch ideas. If you’re ever interested in seeing her latest work, feel free to reach out to her manager through the contact page.

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:32:01 +0000’m glad you want to learn American Sign Language (ASL). It’s an important language of America and more people should know how to sign. Yes, I can tutor you but I’d prefer it if you were tutored by someone who is deaf or hard of hearing (HoH) instead. All of my teachers from the University of Minnesota were deaf, and who better to teach ASL than native signers. If all of the L.A. deaf/HoH tutors are taken, sure, come to me. But seriously, check out:

Lauren Maucere
Kailyn Aaron-Lozano
(I will update as I find more people)

If you want to get some basic tools started, check out these websites:
Dr Byron Bridges
ASL Nook
Signing Savvy
Rochelle Barlow

Schools in the Los Angeles area that offer ASL classes:
Pierce College
Glendale College
Mt. San Antonio College

GLAD also teaches an affordable 10-week ASL classes for $60. That class and other events are on THIS PAGE.

Sketch Comedy with Jodi Tue, 12 Jan 2016 03:22:37 +0000 11751400_10106995049641264_6028947598589072431_n

Jodi Skeris loves performing characters and sketch comedy. You can catch her every 3rd Sunday with her iO West House Sketch team Wilton in the DCT for FREE. She also performs characters around the city at various venues such as UCB Inner Sanctum and The Clubhouse.

Stillness in Improv at the Pack Theater Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:34:05 +0000 1170665_10151587497536456_1789188052_n This post was written by John Conroy on Facebook on March 25th, 2015 after his show with Big Yellow Taxi. John Conroy is a Los Angeles-based writer, comedian, actor, producer, DJ and PR consultant.

Improvisers: Last night during the Big Yellow Taxi show at MSW: Long Hard Tuesdays something happened I’m still turning over in my mind, because it was extraordinary. Jeff Kriese was our guest driver, and Jodi Skeris entered the cab. Her movements were subtle and unnervingly precise. Her character was soft-spoken, and while she didn’t say much when she did her voice and body language were simultaneously mysterious and revealing. “Is she being sweet? Or creepy? Is she sad? Or is that… no, it’s… longing.” Those were the thoughts going through my mind.

Jeff’s initial reaction was classic straight-man but quickly evolved. His “confusion” gave way to amusing befuddlement, and then continued to evolve. He was allowing himself to be sincerely affected by Jodi and what she was putting out there.

They didn’t talk much, and when they did it was just simple, quiet bursts of words like any you would hear in any taxi. There were a few specifics to frame the scene, but neither of them felt the need to fill up the silence, or invent, or justify. Because when they did speak HOW they spoke said more than words. And the connection they made was absolutely electrifying.

I have never been more captivated by stillness. Never more engrossed by silence. You could cut the tension on stage – and the entire theatre – with a knife.

Still the relationship evolved, with minimal words, between two characters, one of which had his back to the other. No speaking, no physical contact, minimal eye contact for obvious reasons but when Jeff would turn around it was with purpose. Looking AWAY from each other was done with purpose. Natural, organic and honest.

Those of us on stage, and everyone in the audience, were experiencing one of the most charmingly awkward, alluring courtships I’ve ever seen improvised by anyone. And it was done with minimal dialogue.

Having arriving at her character’s destination (a bar), Jodi went to leave and Jeff stopped her. “If you need a ride home later, I… here’s my card. It has my cell number. It goes straight to my, um, cell.” Then he wiped a tear from his eye and played it off like it was nothing. (Whether the tear was real I couldn’t see, but jesus it felt real, and man was it powerful and the most perfectly appropriate choice he could have possibly made).

The scene ended. We, the players, as well as our audience, took a breath. And then I dragged Colin out for a dick joke.

I’m sharing this because 1) holy shit 2) Pack Theater and 3) if I – or any of us – needed a reminder: this art form is capable of doing far more than making people laugh. Sometimes we do our best work when we shut our gobs, drop the bits, stop thinking, trust each other fully, allow scenes to breathe, take inspiration from the ephemeral… and not be afraid to follow the electricity between you and your partner.

Photo credit: Hope Richards

Photo credit: Hope Richards