Congratulations to former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Ashley Nicole Black, who just won a 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. Black, a former teacher in the Columbia College Theatre Department’s nationally acclaimed BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, was a member of the Emmy-winning writing team for Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Black, who now lives in New York City and is a staff writer and correspondent for Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, is a former student at The Second City, the Chicago-based comedy theatre and training center that partners with Columbia College Chicago on the Comedy Writing and Performance BA program.
“It’s thrilling to see Ashley’s incisive comic mind and writing skill receive well deserved recognition,” says Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Anne Libera, coordinator of the Comedy Writing and Performance BA program. “She’s a great role model for all of our students in Comedy Writing and Performance.”