Ezra Weisz

Adjunct Instructor, Theater

Education: B.F.A. California Institute of the Arts

Ezra Weisz left his home of New Jersey to study theater at California Institute of the Arts. After graduating in 1994 with a B.F.A., he moved to the greater Los Angeles area to better pursue his career in the theater and television. Ezra has performed in such venues as Pasadena’s The Ice House, the world famous Comedy Store, and Bang Comedy Theater and in such shows as iProv, The Doubtful Guests and The Truth. He has traveled to Dubai, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey and Chicago performing in venues and festivals. In 2009 Ezra and The Doubtful Guests headlined the Chicago Improv Festival in the famed Lakeshore Theater.

Ezra was the Director of the School of Improvisation at Bang Comedy Theater from 1999 to 2012 where directed many hit shows at bang, including the hit sketch comedy show “L.A.Women” and the 2 year sold out run of “Streep Tease.” Ezra has conducted workshops for professional corporations and institutions. He has been invited to work with such companies as Direct TV, NPR’s “Market Place,” Disney Feature Animation, Rhythm and Hues, Universal and the Los Angeles Police Department. In 2002 Ezra began work in television as an Audience Warm-up performer. He warms up such Disney Channel shows as So Random, Jessie, Austin and Ally, Ant Farm, Wizards of Waverly Place, I’m In The Band, Pair Of Kings and Sonny with a Chance. Since his start in the business Ezra has warmed up hundreds of audiences at live tapings, making people laugh and enjoy the experience.

Along with teaching T’ai Chi at Occidental College, Ezra started the Youth Improv Program and bang comedy theater in Hollywood in 2009 and currently teaches improv and scene study at The Talent House Academy in Burbank, Ca.