Magi Loucks is an actor, singer, comedic improvisor, musical improvisor, and comedy writer who ‘moves well.’ She has performed on every type of stage, TV, and film set there is, except porn. Described by Backstage West as “the killer singing voice,” Loucks performs live and in studio, singing everything from standards to folk songs, working with orchestras, bands, or a single accompanist. She writes for Comedywire and Pitch, and freelances and consults under her shingle, Crooked Lines Productions.
International theatre credits include Peg, the boxer, in the European Premiere of Fighting Words, a performance the Los Angeles Times called “uniformly mesmerizing… Loucks is a mobile made out of tensile wire, fixed in place but spinning with compressed energy.” Theatre in Wales (UK) wrote, “Loucks handles the emotional handbrake turns with the sucker-punch of a pugilist.” Regional theatre credits include Phyllis in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, Christmas Past/Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, and Julie in Dreamworld, a new musical. Los Angeles theatre credits include Love Me Deadly, Fighting Words, Bedtime Story, KKTI: A Mojave Canteen, and The Hostage. She has performed regularly on house, indie, and musical-improv teams, and as a solo performer.
Loucks has improvised on dozens of televised variety programs (Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, etc.) as a rehearsal host, actor and singer, pairing her in comedy sketches with the likes of Carol Burnett, Ben Stiller, Jane Lynch, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Justin Timberlake, and improv-hosting shows like the Golden Globe Awards, the ESPYs, Dancing With the Stars, and the MTV Movie Awards. She has worked as an improviser in the development of new series, such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Jeselnik Offensive, Parental Discretion, and @midnight.
A classically trained actor and singer with bachelor degrees in Theatre and English literature, Loucks is a graduate of The Second City, iO West, and UCB.