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Claudine, born and raised no where near Jerusalem, grew up on a secular diet of Tagalach, Kneidalach and Jewish Guilt.
Having gone to King David High School, Claudine knows a lot about her Jewish heritage and the difference between Gucci and Prada.
"Although sing-songy in her delivery, Claudine's Bat Mitzvah portion was well projected." Rabbi Rosenblaum. I
n her Matric year Claudine was voted most likely to breed. An accolade Claudine holds in very high esteem.
Earlier this year, whilst in New York, Claudine spent most of her time trying to order bagels from "Mumford and Sons" it was near the end of her trip that google maps revealed that what she was actually searching for was 'Russ & Daughters'
.Claudine has gained so much from performing comedy overseas, most noticeably the 12 kilos added to her waist. 

Who is she?

Mail & Guardian 
Top 200 Young South Africans

In 2017 Claudine Ullman was voted one of Mail & Guardians Top 200 Young South Africans 
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Claudine has performed at numerous venues around around the globe including: Angel Comedy Club London, Broadway Comedy Club NYC, Gotham Comedy Club NYC, & Comedy Cellar NYC. She is a corporate comedian/ MC.

"Claudine Ullman is one of South Africa’s top up and coming comics. As an experienced improv performer her spontaneity and ease with the audience generates off-beat, outrageously funny stand up. 
Ullman is one of my favorite acts, and I look forward to seeing 
her take the world by storm."

Nik Rabinowitz, Top South African Comedian


"Ullman sets the stage alight." 
The Star Tonight
The Big Time Podcast 
Join Claudine Ullman, comedienne, improviser and all round hustler, on the big time podcast as she talks to industry greats, the movers, shakers and game changers, people who are making waves and setting new standards. Claudine talks to them to discover who they are, what inspires them and what did they have to do to hit the Big Time.
LISTEN HERE
TEDx Johannesburg 2016
in 2016 Claudine was invited to present at TEDXJHB on the importance of Improv Comedy training. In 2012 Claudine founded Jittery Citizens improv troupe. 

Claudine is a Keynote speaker highlights include Quality Life's Women's Day Breakfast where she appeared on a pannel led by Falicia Mabuza-Subtle about "Faking it Till You Make It.", the IEB Dramatic Arts Conference where she presented on "The Importance of Improv in Education" and TEDXJHB.
Jittery Citizens 
CEO/ Performer/ Head Facilitator

Jittery Citizens brings sharp-as-a-tack, improvisational comedy to South Africa. Whether it be training top executives on how Present Like a Pro, or solidifying relationships through an Improv team building experience, or performing hilarious off-the-cuff comedy on various stages across the country, Jittery Citizens are guaranteed to invoke spontaneous laughter from even the most serious audiences.
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Clients & Reviews
“Really great application for developing and inspiring team effectiveness in the workplace. I learnt to be brave and believe in my ideas.”
 Ivor,  Manager - Ernst & Young

"I truly enjoyed the session,
 learning to "let go" is sometimes
 difficult, however, you created an environment 
where we felt comfortable to do so." 
 Adriaan Adriaanzen, Transactional Banking Associate, Standard Bank

"Claudine is a great facilitator. Her energy and enthusiasm made the group connect and grow above and beyond"  Tanya Demby, Stephan Welz and Co, Antique Specialist

“Jittery Citizens, thank you for helping
me find my inner creative genius .
" David Kibuuka, Head Writer, 
 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Theatre / TV 
Claudine is a writer for and regular performer on local television, SABC2's sketch comedy hit "The Bantu Hour" produced by the Emmy nominated production company Diprente Films
Claudine is a versatile actor, theatre maker and performer. 
Performing devising numerous
theatre shows across the country. 

Claudine has recently performed in Diprente's first international film "Catching Feelings."


"She's like a South African Lena Dunham...only fully clothed."
Nikki Obel-Freelance Copywriter

Artist Bio

"She's like a South African Lena Dunham...only fully clothed."
Nikki Obel-Freelance Copywriter

   
Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans 2017   
 
Claudine Ullman is the founder and managing director of the Jittery Citizens. She is an actress, improviser; stand up comedienne, public speaker as well as expert facilitator. Having completed her Bachelor’s of Arts in Dramatic Arts at Wits University, Claudine travelled widely, refining her craft at top international performance schools such as LISPA (UK) and Helikos (EU). She has received specialist improvisation training at renowned American schools such as The Second City, Improv Olympics (US) and the Magnet Theatre, where she trained under Improv guru Armando Diaz. She returned to South Africa and in 2012, she formed the Jittery Citizens Improvised Comedy Troupe, performing alongside South Africa’s top theatre / comedic talent such as James Cairns, Loyiso Gola, David Kibuuka, Tumi Morake, Kagiso Lediga and Mpho Osei-Tutu. The Jittery Citizens are now considered to be Johannesburg’s premiere Improvisation troupe and have performed to packed houses in various venues across South Africa. 
 
In early 2015, Claudine decided to lose her stand up comedy virginity and began performing in various venues across Joburg. She promoted and hosted the Jittery Citizens Stand Up Comedy Nights at the Union Bar in Illovo Johannesburg, which has featured some of the South Africa’s top comedians. Claudine was also invited to perform at the prestigious Cape Town Comedy Club for special woman's day performances. In 2016 Claudine was invited to participate in the first ever Clarens Comedy Festival performing alonside the countries top comedians. Claudine is a writer for and regular performer on SABC2's sketch comedy hit "The Bantu Hour".
Claudine is also a regular on Cliffcentral.com she host Jittery Citizens show and often co-hosts the SexTalk show.
 
Claudine is also a public speaker. Claudine has spoken at Limmud Johannesburg, Cape Town for the last three years with 1000+ attendees every year. In early 2015 she was a panelist led by Felicia Mabuza-Suttle at Quality Life’s “Woman’s Leadership Conference”. She will be returning to speak at The Women’s Day Breakfast titled: “We are The Leaders We have been Waiting for”. Claudine has been invited to speak about “Improv Your Life” at the IEB Dramatic Arts Conference in 2016 and will be speaking at TEDx Johannesburg in November. 
 
Claudine is also an established theatre creator and performer, having toured with her one woman show “Curled Up” in 2011, as well as having recently completed a successful run at the Grahamstown Arts Festival in “Wretched”, a moving and spirited clowning piece.  In late 2015 Claudine, Khutjo Green and theatre veteran Toni Morkel received a residency at Goethe On Main they spent their time creating an immersive physical theatre piece called Roach. Roach will tour the country in late 2017.
 
Claudine is also an expert improv comedy/ physical theatre teacher/ facilitator. Her students include: David Kibuuka (Top SA Comedian and Writer for The Daily Show), Loyiso Gola (Emmy Nominated Comedian), Refiloe Mpakanyane (Metro Fm Co-Host and News Anchor) and Liezle Wilson (ANN7 Anchor). Claudine also facilitates Improv corporate workshops and teambuilding events. Her clients include: Ogilvy, Unilever, Nedbank, Mercedes, Ernst &Young and Mann Made Media and much more.