Like most Chicago comedians Kelsie Huff studied at iO and Second City. While nailing her object work and yes anding her heart out she met Amy Sumpter and formed the two women sketch comedy team Children of the Absurd. Their signature show titled 10% Less Fat focused on the absurdity of female body image and was performed all over the Midwest.
Huff then wrote and produced her acclaimed one woman show, Huffs, which explored the struggle to find forgiveness in one dysfunctional family tree. It was given a 4 out of 4 review from Boulder’s Daily Camera, was a Don’t Miss in Time Out Chicago and won the Boulder Fringe Festival Encore Award. Kelsie also received the Camera Eye Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy).
Kelsie’s second one woman show, Bruiser: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboy received 4 out of 4 stars in the Chicago Stage Review, Best Solo Performance of 2011, and was declared a Midwestern American Intangible Cultural Treasure by Boulder International Fringe Festival Board Member, Michael Hibner.
Huff has performed in short films, was the commercial spokesfly for the Life Foundation, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago. She is very proud to produce the monthly all female comedy showcase the kates. Kelsie is a senior cast member of Comedy Sportz 100 Proof Comedy and teaches Feminine Comique, an all female stand up class produced by Tight Five Productions.
Kelsie can currently be seen performing stand-up around Chicagoland and continues to work at clubs in Chicago, the suburbs, and colleges; anywhere that will pay her or at least give her cupcakes.