Samuel Van Wyk HEAD WRITER Sunday Night Laughs Writer’s Room HOST OF LMAO Off Broadway 3rd currently running Thursday of the Month at 8pm MC, Teacher, Corporate Teambuilding Member since 2017 Sam is an actor/improvisor based in New York City. As an improviser, Samuel has performed for thousands of students and adults. He has also lead Improvisational workshops for all ages from kindergarten students to senior executives and everything in between. Samuel has lead workshops on the benefit of improv in a business setting for professionals in the education and medical field as well as corporate clients like IBM, Bing, and JP Morgan. As an actor, Samuel works in TV, Film, and Theatre. Samuel has appeared in such TV shows as Evil Talks, Diabolical, and Mysteries at the Museum. Favorite stage roles include Malcolm (The Full Monty), Hal (Proof), and Snoopy (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!).
Tyler J. Oakley
Sunday Night Laughs Writer’s Room Member since 2019 WEBSITE Tyler is a head writer for the “Patent Pending” Sketch Comedy Show. He has studied improv with Bay Area Theatresports (BATS), National Comedy Theatre (NCT), and the Upright Citizens Brigade. Previously from the west coast, Tyler appeared in numerous regional theater and commercials via production companies in San Francisco and San Diego.
Robin Murray is a singer, actress, and improv comedian living in Brooklyn in New York City. She is a 2018 graduate of the Circle in the Square Theatre School. Her most recent projects include a reading of a new musical, Two Princes, and performing Revenge and Sorrow in Thebes via Zoom. She otherwise spends her time procrastinating on her psychology homework and bothering her cat.
Walt Frasier Artistic Director Piano, MC, Teacher Member since 2002 WEBSITE TV credits include Billions (CBS), Friends of the People (TruTV), Blue Bloods (CBS) Royal Pains (USA), Lilyhammer (NETFLIX),Naked Brothers Band (NICK), Fat Pants (Dr. Oz Promo), Late Night with David Letterman (9 eps), Hair Trauma (2 eps, WE). Walter is a New Yorker since 1997, but grew up in Maryland, getting his theatrical start in Washington DC area. If you have called to book a gig or groups sales you most likely talked with this guy. Walter has also performed internationally in theater, music and even Opera.
NEXT LIVE SHOW: Thursdays January 14, 2020 8pm CLICK HERE for Tickets
Dolphin Surprise Party is a show featuring our hilarious ladies performing their own version of our off-Broadway show that has been performing LIVE in Times Square since 2002 and touring nationwide. Currently running monthly online, we will see you back in Times Square ASAP.
EMAIL to book this show for your next private event – Corporate Entertainment, College Comedy, K12 Outreach.
Amelia Fowler MC, Teacher Member since 2009 WEBSITE TV: Newark, Posh, Bull, Blue Bloods, FBI, Power, Mysteries of Laura FILMS Learning to Drive (with Ben Kingsley), Learning to Drive (Chris Rock). Amelia, a native of Brooklyn, New York has been seen in commercial spots for Cablevision, the History Channel, IFC, as well as comedy venues throughout the Northeast with her fellow cast mates of the improv troupes, Comedy Sportz, and Eight is Never Enough. Amelia has also had the good fortune to perform in the GLAAD award winning She Like Girls at the Ohio Theater as Regina and most recently the one woman show Flozetta performed at HERE as part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival and the movie Monica Z, directed by Per Fly as Ella Fitzgerald.
Liz Lord MC, Teacher, Member since 2012 After receiving her theater degree from Earlham College, Liz came to the city to act, direct, and teach. Favorite roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Liz in Chicago, and She in The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year. She loves performing in new work as well, and has been on stage for many of New York Cities various theater festivals. Liz has directed adults and children, and is the co-artistic director of the newly formed Three Bridges Theater. Teaching has always been one of Liz’s favorite endeavors. She has worked with Americorps to bring arts education to low income families, taught literacy through acting with the Central Park Historical Society, and acted as an assistant director for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation. Her favorite teaching position, however, has been teaching stand-up and Improv to kids. Liz currently is hiatus to raise an amazing child and work at St. Ann’s.
Ivana Méndez MC, Teacher, Dance Instructor, Member since 2015 TV: Start-Up (SONY Crackle), Wrecked (TBS) Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ivana has been acting since she was negative 12 months old Credits: Off-Broadway- Everything No One Should Know, Press Play. Puerto Rico: High School Musical, Diary of Anne Frank, El Condominio, and other Spanish titled plays. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Pace University BFA. She would like to thank her family, friends, and El Pollo Mendez.
Andrea Hernandez Mieres Member since 2019 Andrea is a Mexican & Spanish singer, actress and dancer. Originally from Mexico City where she debuted professionally on the Musical Theater scene in the Mexican Broadway versions of The Fiddler on the Roof and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Recent AMDA NY graduate, Andrea is venturing on the New York City scene.
Robin Murray is also a member of the Sunday Night Laughs Writers Room
Robin is a singer, actress, and improv comedian living in Brooklyn in New York City. She is a 2018 graduate of the Circle in the Square Theatre School. Her most recent projects include a reading of a new musical, Two Princes, and performing Revenge and Sorrow in Thebes via Zoom. She otherwise spends her time procrastinating on her psychology homework and bothering her cat.
Izza Saks Member since 2019 Izzy is a singer, actress, model, (possible mermaid,) and writer who graduated from AMDA NYC in February of 2019 shortly after joining the cast. Her most “viral” work is doing the voice over for a Storybooth video which has gained over 11,000,000 views.
We are expanding our online offerings to meet demand with cold weather driving other circumstances driving folks inside and online. Links to upcoming session can be found below. Our after school sessions are akin to a gym subscription service. You can sign up for a sing class ($25) FOUR 60-minute classes for $75 or just $125 for unlimited monthly access.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS SPECIAL!!!!
Sign up now for January classes, and be our guest for the rest of December. NEW & RETURNING Students only!
These are ALL LEVELS comedy classes, primarily focused on Improv but also include some Stand-Up Comedy. The primary goal of these classes is having fun. Through playing games students will develop valuable performing skills as well as public speaking, creative writing and self confidence.
*12 year-olds with some experience in theater & comedy may be ready for teen class. EMAIL us questions regarding which class is best. We require past experience with our classes or others. Also we require preteens to be prepared to demonstrate a level of maturity. We take being very silly very seriously.
Advanced Comedy 4 Teens January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 12pm January 30 @ 3pm will be a showcase of our top teens, including some videos from our sketch comedy class.
Sketch Comedy Teens SOLD OUT through end of January! Check out our most recent sketch written, directed and starring our teen students!
Bring the gift of laughter into your classroom. Studies at John Hopkins and other universities show humor in the classroom raises test scores. The laughter alone increases cardio-pulmonary activity, bringing more oxygen to the brain. Laughter reduces stress while building confidence in self and trust in others. Students become more focused and engaged.
Comedy classes should be offered to every student in the world. Simply playing improv comedy teaches creative writing, critical thinking, public speaking, listening, focus, self confidence and even empathy. Walt Frasier uses the same games to teach corporate groups team building, leadership/management, sales and customer service. His mission is to set-up kids & teens for success in life by introducing these programs. He works with thousands every year in schools, camps, community centers and his own Times Square NYC Comedy School.
Get the arts back into schools better than ever with Improv. Compared to traditional theater arts programming, students are performing on day one. There is nothing to memorize. There is no overhead for script royalties, props, sets or costumes. Every one is featured.. No one is relegated to secondary characters, ensemble or tech. Improv can be performed easily online and with social distancing. It’s even more without the current restrictions.
IMPROV on ZOOM is the culmination of Walt Frasier and the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA LMAO Off Broadway, Improv 4 Kids) performing over 100 shows on ZOOM while logging 1000s of hours teaching kids, teens and adults in just the past six months.