Holiday Comedy Camp December 28, 29, 30, 31 2020 Kids & Teens Classes

Holiday Comedy Camp December 28, 29, 30, 31 2020 Kids & Teens Classes THREE SESSIONS available DAILY 10am-6pm EST (10am-4pm West Coast)

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About this Event: Finish up the year with some Laughs!!!!!

By popular demand we are bringing back out holiday camp online.

Times Listed are East Coast/ New York (West Coast in Parenthesis)

Monday 12/28, Tuesday 12/29, Wednesday 12/30, Thursday 12/31

  • 10:00am-11:30am Improv Comedy
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Stand-Up & Improv Comedy – We will start with an open mic for students to share their stand-up comedy routines.
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm Improv Comedy
  • BONUS FUN TIME We will leave the room open in between session for additional play time, hang out, MAFIA etc as per the will of the students at the time.

RATES

  • $125/full week – drop in any time this week
  • $75 and drop in FOUR sessions
  • $50 for just ONE day, 2-3 sessions.
  • We usually charge $125/day for holiday camp. Rates down from $225/week summer online camp.

ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR DECEMBER CLASSES?

Pay just $75 – half day rate, and we will share links for the full week!!!!!

College & University Campus Comedy Shows


The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH has taken their off-Broadway comedy show, LMAO OFF-BROADWAY nationwide to play main stages, Greek houses & Club events, homecoming, orientation, preview weekends and other campus activities at colleges and universities. We traveled to numerous campuses and hosted events at our Times Square theater.

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE WORLDWIDE

The show features interactive games, songs and scenes, improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. AKIN to WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY but far more interactive and musical.

Workshops are a ton of fun to get your club members bonding or develop leadership skills. We use these same games to teach corporate groups team, sales and service.

TEAM UPS with your campus Improv Group. Our last College Show before shutting down for Quarantine featured the amazing students at Western Connecticut College performing their long form set before we took stage.

Past COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY Clients Include

  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Columbia University
  • Williams College
  • Montclair State University
  • High Point University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Hastings College
  • Georgetown University
  • Bloomfield College
  • Hofstra University
  • Molloy College
  • Roger Williams University
  • Cooper Union
  • Misericordia University
  • Add your school to this list….

THE COMEDY CURE: HOW PERFORMING COMEDY CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

“When you start performing comedy, you start to laugh more. You stop to smell the roses, if only to make a joke about flowers. You meet other funny people who enrich your life and become your best friends. When you start performing comedy, you feel the power of pointing out your flaws to a room full of people who would never be as brave as you are. You realize there is more light in the world than you ever imagined. When you start performing comedy, you start to discover yourself.”

In 18 years of teaching Improv Comedy I have seen lives transformed.

I’ve seen ADHD kids, over active and bouncing off walls, find focus.

I’ve seen socially anxious kids discover themselves and their self confidence to conquer their world.

I’ve seen folks find their life partners.

I’ve seen actors find success in commercials and on TV thanks to the lessons Improv taught, focusing years of traditional theater training.

I’ve seen folks discover the humor in the worst situations, making coping and a future possible.

But most importantly I’ve seen thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands at this point) laugh, either in the audience or by my side on stage.

This has been my greatest gift to myself as an actor, director, teacher or producer. Surrounding myself with the gift of laughter from colleagues, students and audiences keeps me young at heart.

Need a few laughs, come see a show. But if you want to be surrounded by laughter, take a class, then go forth and make all around you laugh. Lead by example and the world gives back in chuckles.

TIKTOK by @LauriceF THIS WEEK hit ONE MILLION LIKES!!!!

Congrats to EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv founding member Laurice Fattal for hitting ONE MILLION LIKES on TIKTOK this week. Laurice kicks out on average a new video every day. As a result her channel is build quickly, with about 1000 new followers weekly.

LATEST TIKTOK

@lauricef

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♬ original sound – LauriceF

THE MILLION VIEW VIDEO

@lauricef

So Melania decided to wear a bright green dress. 😶😂 ##rnc ##oops ##melaniatrump ##wtf ##memes ##maga ##politics ##lmao ##maga2020 ##greenscreen

♬ original sound – LauriceF

Serial Phone Farter

@lauricef

A new Supreme Court justice is announced ##supremecourt ##gop ##pranks ##prank ##election ##vote ##fart ##lol ##liberals

♬ original sound – LauriceF

Original Songs

@lauricef

I don’t have anything else to describe this. I made a little song about it 🤣 ##cheeto ##originalsound ##animation ##news ##lol ##newsong ##trump ##politics

♬ Cheeto Con Rap – LauriceF

Original Animation Too

@lauricef

White House Nursery Rhymes for your worst nightmares ##songs ##parody ##maga ##dumptrump2020 ##satire ##animation ##trump2020 ##pence ##lol ##original_sound

♬ Trump Nursery Rhymes – LauriceF

Want to Be a Better Scientist? Take an Improv Class (Scientific American Article)

“Every scientist should take a page out of NASA’s playbook: be funny to further your project, your funding and even your career. And the easiest and fastest way to become a better, more relaxed jokester is to take an improv class. Take the leap! If you’re not ready to do that, at least learn some improv tricks:”

Recommendations from the article

  • Open your ears (Listen)
  • Engage in dialogue
  • Have fun (Our #1 Rule)
  • Take a class

My father in law was a brilliant scientist, an Engineer at NIST, designer of bridges, but a terrible communicator. He was railroaded by bureaucracy.

I taught a workshop for BDO of interning accountants. So many of these kids were doomed to cubicle hell (or worse, middle management) if they did not take more Improv. I always thought: I wish I had met them earlier.

Hard to predict the future, but I promise you, people skills, presentation skills and the ability to turn on a dime, adjusting to changes are a must.

Improv players and teachers will tell you “YES! And…” is about acceptance of others, but we also learn to “YES! And…” ourselves.

If you are struggling in your career, consider taking an Improv Class. The younger the better, but it is never too late to reinvent oneself.

We work with teams from major companies, deliver entertaining shows and tram building workshops.

But to truly embrace it’s benefits, a longer commitment is required.

One of my biggest goals in teaching kids and teens is instilling valuable skills before they head off to college, or even better, before high school.

Middle school is where most learn to fear the world. Our bodies change, we become more self aware. Our insecurities manifest as anxiety, or worse, judgement of others. Most of the issues I see in failing corporate teams start in middle school years.

But imagine a brilliant kid armed with self confidence, not arrogance or fear, going into high school and college with the ability to navigate socially as well as they do academically.

Improv does not turn geeks into preppy kids or jocks. Improv helps us embrace our inner geek. Improv turns a left brain whiz kid into a witty fearless conversationalist. I have even seen Improv help kids on the spectrum overcome social anxieties.

We learn to let go of our fears, embrace and accept who we are so we can become the best version of ourselves.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Walt Frasier has performed and taught Improv Comedy

Catherine BartlettCredit: Catherine Bartlett has at times been a silly scientist, an engaging educator and an imperfect improviser. She’s currently an education specialist at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a member of Tucson Improv Movement and a 2018–2019 Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.