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- CALENDAR of Upcoming ADULT CLASSES
- CALENDAR of Upcoming YOUTH CLASSES for KIDS & TEENS
- EMAIL for more information on public classes, groups sales and private
workshops for corporate teams, colleges / universities groups and K12
FREE COMEDY TICKETS - All students get free tickets to professional comedy
shows in Times Square NYC
COME PLAY WITH US!
|Bring your classes to our Times Square theater or bring our teachers to
your school. Shows, Workshops, Residencies, After School
Programming and Professional Development for Teachers, too!
NYC DOE VENDORS
10am Saturday Morning Jam (Adult class)
12pm Saturday Comedy 4 Kids/Teens
FREE COMEDY CLASS
AUGUST 13 at 5:30
This is a public version of Walt Frasier's corporate workshop used to teach team building,
management, sales and customer service. The focus is on having fun. While playing games
we develop personal and team skills - interpersonal skills, public speaking, listening, self
confidence, creative/critical thinking and even empathy. This same workshop has been
presented for teams from HSBC, UBER, Twitter, JP Morgan Chase, Louis Vuitton, Coach,
and 100s more. Stay for the 7pm Show, have some drinks and get on stage with the pros.
CLICK HERE to REGISTER
Starting September 7, 2019
SATURDAYS 10:00am Comedy 4 Teens
SATURDAYS 12:00pm Comedy 4 Kids
SUNDAYS 12:00pm Improv Jam
SUNDAYS 1:30pm Musical Improv Jam
|For seven weeks we will be running a comedy camp for kids & teens
in Times Square, NYC. While some students joins us for the full
summer, each week is a contained unit. Every day students play
warm-up, technique building and performance Improv games as well
as developing personal stories of observance and experience into
original stand-up comedy routines. Every week ends with a Friday
show at 2pm. Invite the world so these amazing comics have a great
audience every time!!!
ONE WEEK $450
(reduced $50 form last year)
TWO WEEKS $850
FOUR WEEKS $1500
SEVEN WEEKS $2100
To register click dates below
JULY 8 ALMOST SOLD OUT
|SUNDAYS 12:00p Improv Comedy Jam
Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27
$40 /class includes free tickets to public shows, $100/month includes 90-minutes of improv
comedy games (ALSO free admission to 1:30 musical jam and tickets to professional
comedy shows). The first 30-minutes will be a warm-up and technique building session. The
following hour will be a master class in performance games. Fun for experienced pros and
rank amateurs. NO pressure. Our #1 rule is HAVE FUN but never at another's expense. This
is almost the same as our corporate workshop we use to teach team building,
management/leadership, sales and customer service. Stick around for the 1:30 jam and
3pm show on us (3pm show requires a 1-drink minimum purchase but the $25 cover is on
CLICK HERE to REGISTER
SUNDAYS 1:30p Musical Improv Jam
$20/class includes free tickets to the 3pm show
(FREE for any participants from 12pm class)
September 8 THE BLUES
September 15 IRISH JIG
September 22 SING IT - Mock Broadway Musical
September 29 MONTHLY REVIEW
Each week we will take one particular song style, work on how to play the game, tricks to
rhyming improv verses, musical/singing technique. Also welcome are pianists and guitarists
looking to develop their skills in musical improv. We will have hand-outs each week on how
to play the games, including sheet music/chord charts.
SATURDAYS 10:00a Comedy 4 Teens
SATURDAYS 12:00p Comedy 4 Kids
$40/Class (includes free tickets to 3pm Shows for the entire family!)
- Dress rehearsals and Showcases open to full session registered students only
$250/8-week session includes a performance showcase and bonus class (12 weeks total)
$550 prepay FALL/WINTER/SPRING for additional savings
September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12
PLEASE BE ON TIME (meaning 15 minutes before class time!!!)
When you arrive each week, if stage is free please use it to work on your stand-up routines,
sketch comedy ideas etc. The first 30-minutes of class is warm-up and technique building,
which often includes a review of popular group games. The next 30 minutes will focus on a
particular performance game. The second hour is a open-mic/mock performance. Students
will have 2-3 minutes to present their stories, which will be crafted into original stand-up
comedy routines by show time. While waiting to perform, brainstorm ideas and organize
your thoughts in your journal. Bring your notes on stage with you (put on stool or hold). When
you sit, review notes - what went well, what was terrible. WHY? Be honest, not cruel to
yourself. As time permits we will play additional games based on class preferences.
October 19, 26 DRESS REHEARSALS - NO DROP INS PERMITTED
After a brief warm-up the class will write and perform a mock show, including both Improv &
Stand-up comedy. The final 15-minutes will be a notes session.
November 2 SHOWCASE - NO DROP INS PERMITTED
Call time is 15-minutes before normal class time. Warm-up, set-up theater.
November 9, 16, 23 MASTER CLASSES
11/9 THE WHO - focus on creating characters / relationships
11/16 THE WHERE - focus on creating setting/locations
11/23 THE WHAT - focus on creating action
According to Project Aristotle, 4-year study by Google (released
2015), the PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY is the #1 factor in health of
Improv #1 Rule is "YES! AND..."
“YES!” is all about accepting your colleagues and their contributions to
the team. We create a safe space and level playing field for all. We
accept our colleague 100% as is. EVERYTHING they say and do.
We do not judge. We do not fear. We trust each other AND ourselves.
“AND…” is all about contributing valuable work and information to
the team. We are going to take this to the next level by accepting our
colleagues’ work, building upon with our own contributions.
Performance drive is not a selfish process. We have a collective
ambition to grow and achieve together as a team.
When the whole team embraces “YES! And…” we enter the learning
zone together. No challenge is insurmountable when we work together
in a supportive exchange of ideas and actions.