Ify Nwadiwe is a California native, born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up, Ify has always had a love for comedy; watching MAD TV and SNL, Comic View on BET, and seeing such comedians as Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, and Chris Rock on the silver screen. As with all comedians, Ify loved to make people laugh, and much to the chagrin of teachers and authority figures everywhere, he was able to do that where ever he went. In his senior year of high school, he joined the Comedy Sportz High School league and learned the art of short form improv.
After he graduated, he was invited to join Cherry Spitz Comedy where he performed improv and created internet sketches for seven years. Ify eventually started taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles in 2012 and took his improv to a higher level, learning the Harold style of long form and walking in the footsteps of many great comedians. He continued his journey in comedy and created an all black comedy group called White Women with many of the black superstars in the UCB community.
Currently, Ify been shooting pilots, short films, and commercials while pursuing comedy. You can see him in Hollywood hanging out at The Clubhouse performing improv with White Women, or down at UCB in a Not Too Shabby sketch. He also has a podcast, Candy Dinner, where he and Matt Apodaca discuss the world of comedy from a youthful perspective.
He's done shows at The Comedy Store, The LA Scripted Comedy Festival, and Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank. Just check out the Shows page to find details on where he'll be performing next.