Heather Anne Campbell

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Heather Anne Campbell
Heather Anne Campbell headshot.jpg
Born Chicago, Illinois
Medium Stage, television, film
Genres Improvisational comedy
Notable works and roles Saturday Night Live
MADtv
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Heather Anne Campbell is an American Emmy nominated writer, sketch comedian, and improv comedy performer.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Chicago, IL, she began studying improvisational comedy at i.O. when she was 14, learning under such notable alumni as Del Close.[1]

Campbell is an alumna of Amsterdam's Boom Chicago,[2] Northwestern University's The Mee-Ow Show, i.O., i.O. West, and Los Angeles' The Groundlings Sunday Company. Heather performs in and writes for The Midnight Show,[2] a monthly sketch showcase at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, UCB's Last Day of School, and is a performer on the CW's Whose Line Is It Anyway.[3] Campbell was also writer on Cartoon Network's Incredible Crew. From 2013, she began writing for Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show. She also currently writes for FOX's Animation Domination,[4] and is a voice talent behind various short clips on Fox's Animation Domination High-Definition (ADHD) airing on Saturday nights. She has appeared on Comedy Central's @midnight four times.

Campbell appeared on MADtv and was the featured singer in Improv Everywhere's Food Court Musical.[5]

In 2009 Campbell played a featured character named Pink in the Web series MegaBot.[6][7][8]

In September 2010, Campbell was hired as a writer for Season 36 of Saturday Night Live.[9] In March 2011, Campbell appeared in Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, a shortform improv show on GSN.[citation needed]

Campbell has also appeared in commercials for Cici's Pizza, Wendy's, Toyota, and was featured in Activision's "Mapathy" campaign for the video-game Modern Warfare 2.[citation needed] She has written several viral internet videos for The Midnight Show, including Twilight with Cheeseburgers,[10] Bavatar,[11] and Drive Recklessly, which was nominated for The Comedy Awards on Comedy Central in 2012.

Campbell's photography has been selected by National Geographic as Photo of the Day,[12] and her poster design work was featured as the back cover of Adbusters.[citation needed]

In addition, Campbell is also a video-games journalist, and was editor of Dave Halverson's Play Magazine as well as Jeff Bond's Geek Monthly until their closure in 2010.[citation needed] Formerly, Campbell was also the Executive Editor of Fusion Publishing's Rocket Magazine, in addition to being a freelance contributor for Edge Online, Action Button, and EGM.[13]

Political views[edit]

Heather identifies as a libertarian and has expressed interest in cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BA #047: Heather Anne Campbell". Box Angeles podcast. 
  2. ^ a b "Heather Anne Campbell – Profile". ucbtheatre.com. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Whose Line Is It Anyway?". IMDb.com. 
  4. ^ "Incredible Crew: Series Cast". IMDb.com. 
  5. ^ "Food Court Musical". Improv Everywhere. 2008-03-09. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Fran Kranz is Blue in Megabot (NSFW)". whedonesque.com. September 23, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ "MegaBot Trailer". YouTube. July 26, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  8. ^ Heather Campbell (September 23, 2009). "MEGABOT PREMIERES ONLINE!". heatherannecampbell.com. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  9. ^ [1] Archived September 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Twilight - with Cheeseburgers!". PerezHilton.com. 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  11. ^ First Posted: 4/20/10 Updated: 5/25/11 (2010-02-18). "Avatar Gets Spoofed...With Babies (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  12. ^ "Arno River, Florence". nationalgeographic.com. February 13, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Video games, Gaming News, Video Game Reviews, Video Game Previews & Game Trailers and Random Geekery". EGMNOW. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 

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