Ariel Dumas just finished Improv 201 and is super psyched about it. She joined the writing staff at The Colbert Report in June 2014. A veteran of the Second City Touring Company (RedCo), Ariel also performed in several revues at Second City's UP Comedy Club and as an understudy to "Let Them Eat Chaos" on the Second City Mainstage. At iO Chicago, she improvised with the Harold team "Echo," as well as the DelTones. With her independent team "Leotard Foundation," Ariel sang fully improvised Sondheim musicals all over the city. Prior to her comedy work in Chicago, Ariel performed classical repertory with "Shakespeare on the Cape" on Cape Cod, and at various theaters in the Twin Cities. You can read her tweets at @arieldumas.