Katy Schutte is one of the UK's top improvised comedy performers and teachers. She tours shows and classes around Europe and the US and teaches for Hoopla and The Maydays in the UK. Katy trained at Second City and iO Chicago and with teachers from the Annoyance, UCB and lots of other places.
Katy has been one of the Maydays for 13 years, produces monthly comedy night Geekeasy with sci-fi improv team Project2 and plays in Destination Live. She was half of the two woman long form show Katy and Rach for over a decade, has toured with Fluxx, improvised musicals with Music Box and Baby Wants Candy and has guested in countless shows including Messing with a Friend, the London and Liverpool Improvathons, Grand Theft Impro, Séance Fiction, Whirled News Tonight and The Armando Diaz Experience.
Katy is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award. She was the England coach for the Match Improvvisazione Teatrale in Italy, taking England to the world semi-finals. She also won the Comedy School Improv Cup with the Maydays.
For two years, Katy performed with and wrote for Brighton sketch satire company the Treason Show. In 2011 she wrote and performed with Fringe First winner and Perrier nominee NewsRevue at the Canal Cafe Theatre. This year, she has been making educational comedy shorts with History Bombs.
Katy performed in site-specific immersive theatre show The Butcher of Baker Street for Forked Path as part of Theatre Delicatessen's Spaced. In 2012 & 13 Katy co-created and directed The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike starring Fringe First winner Laura Mugridge. She also made three interactive audio shows with Tony Harris for The Campsite at the Ipswich Pulse Festival, the Natural History Museum and with Curating Cambridge. Katy performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013 & 2014 with her first musical Who Ya Gonna Call? which received rave reviews and left standing room only. In 2014 she created Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show - which returned to Edinburgh in 2015 - and made her first solo theatre show I Have an Idea for a Film. Katy has recently been performing in Knightmare Live at the Udderbelly Festival Southbank and Happily Never After at the Brighton Fringe. She is currently previewing her new stand-up and storytelling show Schutte the Unromantic.
Katy acts in TV and online ads for brands such as Giffgaff, Beechams, Barclays, 118 Money, Lidl, Nandos and BHF.
Katy has written a book about longform improvisation entitled The Improviser's Way which will be out later this year.