Ron West co-wrote the book, music, and lyrics for The People vs. Friar Laurence: The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet and has written and directed many shows for The Second City, including the Jeff award-winning Curious George Goes to War. With Phil Swann, he has also written Shakespeare's Greatest Hits, Vocal Arrangement, Musical Fools, and the award-winning deLEARious (in which he also played Lear). For Second City Theatricals, he co-wrote and directed the musicals Sex and the Second City and Disgruntled Employee Picnic, which toured internationally. His adaptation for Chicago Shakespeare of The Comedy of Errors, set in London during The Battle of Britain, won Jeff awards for best adapatation and best production. He was a consultant to the improvisation TV series Whose Line Is It, Anyway? and occassionally appears on television in shows like Third Rock from the Sun, King of Queens, and Key & Peele. The Doctor bats right and throws right.