"Each week we select an artist performing at The WIP and have open form conversations revolving around the entertainment industry"

 Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Claire Swanson, Host

Claire Swanson is a Chicago comedian who has studied at iO, The Annoyance and has completed the conservatory at The Second City. She is also a member of the Under the Gun ensemble.  Claire does stand up regualry at The WIP Theater and can be seen throughout Chicago including venues like Zanies Comedy Club.  Claire makes her podcast hosting debut with The WIP Theater podcast and has upcoming projects in the works.

 Photo Credit:  dimnikolov

Pretty Tommy, Sound Engineer

Tommy Christoffel is an actor from Chicago, IL. He attended Columbia College and studied acting and radio. He has interned with 101WKQX, 97.9 The Loop, 94.7 WLS and 890AM. Interning at the WIP since May 2015, Tommy is known for his devilishly good looks and deep voice.