Back in 2011 I took a full year (six semesters) of classes at Chicago's world famous Second City writing program. Upon completion, my class wrote, cast, and directed an entire show for a real life audience. The show title: Bea's Knees, named after comedy legend Bea Arthur. 

While I had no intention of going into comedy professionally, my time at Second City has certainly paid off in my professional career. My colleagues have claimed my corporate emails are 37% funnier than the average American worker.