Jamal Newman

Jamal Newman hails from the mean streets of Leesburg, VA and has been performing comedy in and around DC since late 2011.

Jamal has studied at both Washington Improv Theater and the DC Improv. He performs improv, writes and performs sketch, short films, stand up, and acts. He is a former member of WIT ensembles Season Six and Madeline and has also performed in special projects POTUS Among Us, Yearbook, and You Are Afraid of the Dark. He’s also a member of indie teams Lena Dunham and NIXON.

When he’s not performing he’s slowly watching close friends realize he’s a much bigger nerd than they realized.
Favorite Color
Black Hole Black
Favorite Historical Figure
The Baboon from Lion King

Jamal may have a baby face but he's old enough to know comedy is his calling.

Jamal believes teaching improv is about releasing the restraints we subconsciously wrap ourselves in on a daily basis. Improv removes these hurdles and can help people release the full potential of their capacity to create and imagine detailed worlds with complete strangers who often become close friends.”

Jamal has studied at both Washington Improv Theater and the DC Improv. He performs improv, writes and performs sketch, short films, stand up, and acts. He is a former member of WIT ensembles Season Six and Madeline and has also performed in special projects POTUS Among Us, Yearbook, and You Are Afraid of the Dark. He’s also a member of indie teams Lena Dunham and NIXON.

Student Feedback

“Jamal is awesome! He’s supportive, funny, and easy to get along with”

“The coaching was exquisite. I also appreciated the opportunities Jamal gave at the beginning of class to talk about shows we had seen, actually analyze them.”

“Jamal is awesome!  He’s perceptive and provides great side-coaching.  And know that if you’re on the receiving end of his signature sardonic smirk, you earned it!”

Useful skill for the future
Playing video games competitively for money
Less useful skill for the future
Can beatbox on demand
Favorite TV Show
Community