EJ Podcast

EJ Podcast #062 Remembering Jason Chin

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guests today Craig Cacowski, Joe Canale, Tim Baltz who remember Jason Chin.

Jason Chin wasn’t very well known outside of the Chicago comedy scene but he meant a lot to the hundreds or thousands of lives he touched. Jason passed away at the age of 46 on January 8, 2015. Jason was a teacher, an improvisor, a director, a friend, a son and a brother.


For this podcast, I bring in some Chicago improvisors that knew Jason to talk about their memories of him. Craig Cacowski, Joe Canale and Tim Baltz join me in the kitchen to remember a great man and a great nerd.

Left to right – Craig Cackowski, Joe Canale, Tim Baltz, me and a pic of Jason performing on my iPad.

We talk about:

  • his appearance on an early Cosby Show episode,
  • his start at iO in Chicago,
  • his controversy with Star Wars,
  • how he was an improvisor and director,
  • we also talk about improv guru Del Close and the connection between them and much more.


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Also, be sure to listen to EJ’s other podcasts because those are pretty amazing too.

I didn’t know Jason very well. But I knew him and liked him very much. He was always good to me and kind and supportive. Rest in Peace, Jason. You are missed.

This is a pic that might be the only one I have with Jason. I ran into these three at a comic book convention in Chicago when I still lived there.

I tweeted Malcolm Jamal Warner about Jason and he responded, see his response to my tweet below:





Jason Chin links 

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