Like most Chicago comedians, Kelsie studied at iO and Second City. While nailing her object work and “yes anding” her heart out she met Amy Sumpter and formed the two women sketch comedy team Children of the Absurd. Their signature show titled “10% Less Fat” focused on the absurdity of female body image and was performed all over the Midwest.
Huff then wrote and produced her acclaimed one woman show, HUFFS, which explored the struggle to find forgiveness in one dysfunctional family tree. It was given a 4 out of 4 review from Boulder’s Daily Camera, was a “Don’t Miss” in Time Out Chicago and Kelsie received the Camera Eye Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy).
Kelsie’s second one woman show, BRUISER: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboyreceived 4 out of 4 stars in the Chicago Stage Review, Best Solo Performance of 2011, and was declared a “Midwestern American Intangible Cultural Treasure” by Boulder International Fringe Festival Board Member, Michael Hibner.
She is very proud to produce the monthly all female comedy showcase the kates.
Kelsie can currently be seen performing stand-up around Chicagoland and continues to work at clubs in Chicago, the suburbs, and colleges; anywhere that will pay her or at least give her donuts. http://www.kelsiehuff.com