David Knoell is the Head of Collegiate Comedy for The Playground Theater and currently runs College Improv Night, a weekly performance that showcases the best college troupes in the city of Chicago and beyond. David studied Theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BA), the University of Central Florida (MFA), and the Second City Training Center Chicago (Directing Program, Conservatory, and Music Improv Conservatory). He is the resident director of Chicago Giggle Authority, part of Scribble Bibble at Stage 773; and a co-producer of Jam Sandwich at the Second City Training Center Chicago. He currently serves at the President of Equity Library Theatre Chicago, Artist-in-Residence at Concordia University, and continues to teach theatre at Lake Forest and Harold Washington College.