Deb Maclean began performing improv and sketch comedy in Los Angeles with Dee Marcus, founder of Off the Wall and director of such early talents as Robin Williams. In Los Angeles she performed in plays and comedy shows at a number of theaters and clubs, including The Improvisation and the Odyssey Theater where she once made Leonard Nimoy laugh really hard.
Two Original One-Woman Shows
Written and Performed by Deb Maclean
Directed by Paul Murphy
Her two original solo shows, Motherhood and Other Desperate Acts and Losing It...and Taking It Back, have been produced at Luna Stage Company, 12 Miles West Theatre, Garage Theatre the Puffin Foundation Theater, and most recently at The Theater Project. She has also performed her shows for fundraisers at schools and non-profit organizations such as the United Way.
In addition to being a comedy performer, Deb is a fluent speaker of Russian. She has worked on looping for films such as Rocky IV, where she can be heard in the fight scenes yelling in Russian, “Punch him in the nose! Hit him in the ear!”
Deb has taught improv and theater to people of all ages from kindergarten to high school and college students to adults. One student who took her class in kindergarten years later proclaimed, "I formed my personality in your class!"