Frank Caeti

ActorDirectorWriterCopywriterTeacher • Fun Person

Hi! I’m Frank. My last name rhymes with bye Eddie. I’m a joyful human that’s undeniably midwestern, meaning I'm kind, nice, and I’m already wondering what’s for breakfast…tomorrow.

I'm a native of Chicago, went to college in Colorado, and currently reside in Los Angeles. I have performed, written, directed, and taught for institutions including The Second City, MADtv, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Kennedy Center, Disney, California Institute of the Arts, Goodman Theater, Sony Pictures Television, and Warner Bros. I’ve collaborated with some of the biggest names in comedy - Jason Sudeikis, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Sasha Baron Cohen.

"A cuddlier version of John Belushi...astonishingly deft range of characters…a future rock star of comedy.” – Chicago Tribune

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Television/Film acting credits include: MADtv, Modern Family, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Key and Peele, Adam Ruins Everything, Chicago Fire, Reno 911, NCIS, and over three dozen commercials.

Regional theater acting credits include: Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, and Dallas Theater Center.

Improv/sketch comedy acting credits include: UCB, Westside Comedy Theater, iO, and Comedy Sportz.

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“We think Frank Caeti has superstar written all over him.” – San Diego Magazine

“A+” – Charleston City Paper

“A standout performer among an ensemble of skilled comedians is Frank Caeti, his Bible-thumping car salesman is pure comic gold.” – CenterStage

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Click for director portfolio- Credits include touring and sit-down productions in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Kansas City, and New York. Nearly all directing projects are original works and world premieres where I co-wrote or developed the script. I created and directed The Really Awesome Improv Show which ran over 10 years and was named Los Angeles Magazine’s Best Kids Show. Several shows I’ve directed are among the longest-running and highest box-office-grossing shows in Second City Chicago and Second City Hollywood history.

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Television/Film writing credits include: MADtv, New Looney Tunes, and Wabbit. Developed television projects with Sony Pictures Television and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Four by Two Films. Currently have two spec pilots and a feature that I will gladly pitch to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Internet writing credits include: Ithamar Has Nothing To Say produced by Key and Peele for Disney Digital, FrankenMatt for The Second City Network, and JokeTown.

Regional/comedy theater writing credits include: Recently co-wrote and directed The Revolution Will Be Improvised at the Kennedy Center and Hits Home at Kansas City's Starlight Theater. #DateMe (LA, Chicago, Off-Broadway), From Fear To Eternity, Show Title Deemed Indecent By FCC, American Imperil. Head writer for sketch ensembles at The Second City, iO West, andThe Pack. I write and perform a new original character every month for UCB's House Character Team Betty.

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I’ve worked as a copywriter for FCB, Neoganda, JokeTown, and influencers where I conceived, developed, and wrote television, internet, and radio ad copy and ideated outside-the-box social media strategy and content campaigns.

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I teach a wide range of classes and students from beginning to advanced courses for delivery to corporate clients, professional performers/creators, and folks looking to take a fun class. I design and deliver original curricula in the following areas of expertise: improvisation (long form, short form, and scenic), team building, presentation skills, collaboration, comedy theory/technique, and ensemble creative process/devisement of original material.

Teaching experience includes

  • Special Faculty Professor at California Institute of the Arts’ School of Theatre

  • The Second City Training Center and Conservatory Program in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles

  • Curriculum Designer and Instructor for Westside Comedy Theater’s Comedy Writing Program

  • Curriculum Designer and Lead Training Facilitator Marriott International’s Global Leadership Program

  • Facilitated over 100 corporate workshops for Second City Works, Improv-LA, Spark Creative, and Finest City

  • Designed and delivered ongoing and one-off workshops for over 2500 students at over 50 colleges including Cornell University, Northwestern University, Pomona College, Washington University (St. Louis), and Notre Dame

  • Designed and delivered original curricula for comedy training centers including Dallas Comedy House, The Improv Shop, Washington Improv Theater, Theater 99, Yell Studios, and Comedy Sportz

  • Designed and delivered master classes at festivals including Chicago Improv Festival, Toronto Sketch Festival, Twin Cities Improv Festival, Seattle Festival of Improvisational Theater, Dallas Comedy Festival, Colorado Improv Festival, Out of Bounds (Austin, TX), Piccolo Spoleto (Charleston, SC), Spontaneous Combustion (Atlanta, GA), The Village Theater (Atlanta, GA), and Charleston Comedy Festival

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Upcoming Shows

The Lyric Hyperion

Frankly, My Frank, I Don’t Give A Frank:

A Heartwarming Solo Show Of Staggering Indulgence

8/7 at 730pm

Westside Comedy Theater

Boop (Improv) 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/26, 9/9 at 9pm

Frankly, My Frank, I Don’t Give A Frank:

A Heartwarming Solo Show Of Staggering Indulgence 7/30 8pm

Upright Citizens Brigade

Boop (Sketch) 8/20 730pm

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