Pictured: Workshops at our Times Square area theater for JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft BING, and BDO.
Starting mid April, we will be offering live workshops for corporate teams for the first time in 13 months thanks to relaxed restrictions starting April 2 and a small number of our team getting vaccinated this month.
Monday-Friday before 6pm
$600 includes 2-hour rental at Broadway Comedy Club, red room for up to 20
Bring this workshop to you anywhere in NYC, and surrounding counties for $500 includes travel.
Online workshop via zoom $200 includes our hosting platform fees.
For the past 18 years we hosted events at our Times Square theater(s) and traveled nationwide as far as Orlando, Maine and Nebraska. Since March 2020 we have been working with teams around the world via ZOOM, including Australia, Germany, India, UK, Canada and all over the United States. SAMPLE IMPROV WORKSHOP GAMES
Corporate clients include JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Twitter, BING/Microsoft, BAML, Home Depot, Ernst & Young, Louis Vuitton, Coach, UBS, BDO, AMEX, Master Card, Datadog, NY Life, Accenture, Macy’s, 360i, IBM, GM, KRAFT, UNILEAVER, HBO, and 100s more… CLICK HERE to read our philosophy behind using Improv to teach team building
$75 includes ONE of the following weekly schedules. $125 includes UNLIMITED ACCESS throughout November (Sign up for your preferred day/time and pop in any time)
Sundays 5-6pm November 1, 8, 15, 22 IMPROV COMEDY Online
Mondays 5-6pm November 2, 9, 16, 23 IMPROV COMEDY Online
Wednesdays 5-6pm November 4, 11, 18, 25 IMPROV COMEDY Online
Saturdays 10:30-12pm CENTRAL PARK Nov 7, 14, 21 (THREE IN PERSON CLASSES)
Saturdays 1-2pm November 7, 14, 21, 28 STAND-UP COMEDY OPEN MIC Online
Our #1 Rule: HAVE FUN but never at another’s expense!
Improv 4 Kids has been playing Off Broadway in Times Square since it’s debut at the Lamb’s Theater in 2004. The show played its first school assembly in 2003. In 2011, the comedy school for kids & teens opened in Times Square.
#1 Improv Rule: “YES! And…”
Improv Comedy is a ton of fun. While sharing and creating the laughs, students develop creative writing, critical thinking, public speaking and self confidence. We use these same games to teach corporate groups team, leadership, sales and service.
#1 Skill in Improv: Listening
In many classes we include Stand-Up Comedy. We help student turn personal stories of experience and observation into original comedy routines in just four weeks.
Our Mission: Teach Creative Writing, Public Speaking & Self Confidence through Laughter
Get our text books FREE via Amazon KindleUnlimited CLICK HERE or $7.99 Paperback. Valuable resources for students and teachers of comedy geared to a K12 audience.
Artistic Director Piano, MC, Teacher, EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Cast Member since 2002
TV credits: Billions 4.10 (2019 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), Stankervision (MTV2). International credits in Theater and Music – LMAO Off Broadway (Improv Comedy), Scarlet Pimpernel (2nd Nat’l), Fiddler (gateway Playhouse), Amalfi Opera Festival, NYC Fringe), Fave Roles – Rodolfo (La Boheme), Harold Hill (Music Man), Prince Karl (Student Prince), Frederic (Pirates of Penzance) and dozens more.
Walter is a New Yorker since 1997, but grew up in Maryland, getting his theatrical start in the Washington DC area (Montgomery College, Catholic UA and regional theaters). If you have called to book a gig or group sales you most likely talked with this guy. Walter has been performing Improv Comedy for kids & teens since 2003. In 2009 he was named Director of Instruction for the Comedy Hall of Fame, developing their programs for NYC schools. In 2011 he opened his own school. Walter currently works all over the NYC area, including in residencies via Arts Horizon. Now his students are winning competitions, getting recognized by Kenan Thompson as America’s funniest kids. One student even appeared on Aziz Ansari’s MASTER OF NONE on Netflix.
Also a corporate team building specialist, Walter uses these same comedy games to teach Leadership, Team, Sales and Customer Service. Corporate Clients include JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley, NY Life, Coach, Louis Vuitton, HBO, Twitter, Home Depot, Milbank and 100s more.
Beyond the brag-able credits, it is Walt Frasier’s goal to create laughs and teach other to spread his positive message. Start every day with a smile. Want others to smile at you? LEAD BY EXAMPLE!!!
Develop creative writing and performance skills while discovering your inner comedic genius!
Weekend/After School Programming for kids & teens!
We are very excited to move to a subscription style service for online classes to maximize the value to our students and their parents. Get unlimited access to FOUR WEEKS of classes for just $125. Select the date/time of the first class you wish to attend. See below for current class offerings. Not ready to commit? You can sign up for ONE class for $25. FOUR classes for $75. ZOOM links sent after registration.
Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Fraser is a text book for comics and teachers looking to bring fun creative writing sections into the classroom.
Improv on Zoom by Walt Frasier is a list of games with tips and tricks to play online as well as Improv technique and wisdom.
Both books are now available via Kindle and Paperback on Amazon. Coming soon to Audible!
These classes go past the basics. Through different drills, exercises and games, we’ll strengthen your improv skills. We’ll focus on improv techniques that will help you build richer characters, make stronger initiations, and raise the stakes of your scene work by making more dynamic choices.
$125 includes SIX 60-minute classes plus a performance showcase.
MC, Teacher, Corporate Event Specialist. Member of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH since 2017.Sam is a versatile actor based in New York City. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Since moving to New York, he trained with the famous Upward Citizen’s Brigade Theatre where he completed their full curriculum in improvisation and sketch writing. With this training he has worked professionally as an improvisor in short form, long form, and interactive theatre. He has also lead hundreds of classes and workshops from kindergartners to senior executives. Additional credits include regional theater, commercials, and indy films.Pictured below: Sam leads corporate workshop with JP Morgan Stanley, 2018.
FALL 2020 SPECIAL
$200 includes UNLIMITED access to classes and shows through October 31
The all professional cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH presents hilarious interactive musical comedy improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. We recreate the club magic on ZOOM with high energy.
CLICK HERE to pre-order your Kindle Copy. Available soon via Paperback and Audible.
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Artistic Director, Walt Frasier, has transcribed his Stand-Up Comedy course into a new text book. Dedicated to his students and all lovers of comedy. this book takes you from zero to five minute routine in four easy steps. Also learn about getting stage to you need to develop as a comic.
Featuring a FORWARD by the funniest kid in America
I wasn’t born a comedian. Though I spent many of my 13 years
on this planet trying to find where I fit in, I don’t want this to sound like a
cheesy finding-my-place story; so I’m just going to tell it like it is. I tried
everything before comedy (yes, everything). I did violin, guitar, sewing,
singing, robotics, taekwondo, tennis, and even soccer for a hot minute. But
everything I did, I got bored of. I didn’t want to practice chords or kicking
with the inside of my foot. You can probably imagine this wasn’t making my
parents too happy; honestly, they were getting pretty desperate, and my dad
didn’t want to waste any more money on weekend activities. So, in the last week
of one long summer, my mom had run out of options for me. Instead of keeping me
at home for a week of relaxation like I wanted, she stuck me in the basement of
The Broadway Comedy Club in Walt Frasier’s improv/standup camp Improv4Kids. Walt’s camp was the only one still open that
late in August. Keep in mind, I was about eleven, and there was a bar right
down the hall. And yet that’s when it happened; in that one week alone, my
yearning for performance could not be satisfied in five days; and, lucky me,
there were Saturday and Sunday comedy classes that started in the fall, so I
immediately knew where I would be every weekend.
Being in Walt’s class, you never know what to expect, never
know what games you’re going to play, or even when you’re going to crack your
next joke. The most important thing you have to do, or bring, rather, is your
energy (never leave that at home). Energy is key when it comes to improv;
without it, scenes fall flat, and they’re not as structured or fun as they
could be. The thing about class with Walt is no one is ever pressured to
perform at all. You’re never pulled up on stage or forced to be in a game;
there’s free choice for everyone to do what makes them feel comfortable. I
never felt like I had to be anyone/anything because performance is about
finding yourself and your style…then run with it! If anything, you have to be
more of YOURSELF.
Walt has a tendency to ramble a bit, but when he does, most
of the stuff he says can be super crucial to perfecting your craft. For
example, every morning, Walt tells us to smile. Not only does it wake your body
up by stretching your face around, but chances are fake smiling might make you
“real” smile. Being in a better mood will 100% boost your energy, which you
know you need in order to be at your best. To quote one of my favorite Walt
mottos, “Treat every rehearsal like a performance and every performance like a
rehearsal.” In other words, bring confident energy to rehearsals and your
playful spirit and ease to performances.
Unfortunately, I’ve come to the end of this Forward…I
know, I know, I’d love me to write forever, too, but to finish I thought I’d
add why you should read this book. I can tell you, it’s jam packed with great
advice on how to critique and better yourself (in terms of performance) that I
hope will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, help you to get just
one more laugh, or maybe even make you chuckle at some of the stories.
(If you’re still here, after this Forward thing, thank you!)
(An 8th grader living in Manhattan, Carolyn is the Winner of Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience 2019— “Funniest Kid in America”)