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NYC Improv Comedy Class

at Bad Theater Fest / Bad Film Fest - Midtown 257 W 39th St 14 Floor, New York, New York 10018

All Experience Levels Welcome Using introductory principles and exercises, participants will learn and practice some basic improvisational techniques.  Students can expect to walk away from this class with a better understanding of “what’s funny” and also receiving a bit of “stage time”. Participation is strongly encouraged. Instructor...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 11am - 1:30pm


Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

at Bad Theater Fest / Bad Film Fest - Chelsea 39 W 29th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10001

4-Week Class  Class Show on the 5th Week Using introductory principles and exercises, participants will learn and practice some basic stand-up / joke writing / storytelling techniques.  Students can expect to walk away from this class with a better understanding of "what's funny" and also receiving some "stage time".  Instructor...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 6pm - 8pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

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Find Your Funny: A Crash Course on Improv Comedy

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope 1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In comparison to sketch and stand up comedy, improv is unplanned and unscripted. The most collaborative of the comedic art forms, the dialogue, action, story and characters are born from cohesive group work, spontaneity, grounded scenes and the talent to wield an entertaining world all based off an audience suggestion. Find Your Funny: A Crash Course...

Sunday Mar 8th, 12pm - 3pm

Stand-Up Level 1: Finding Your Voice

at Brooklyn Comedy Collective - Williamsburg 109 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Have you always wanted to perform stand-up but don't know where to begin? In this class, we will breakdown how to get started writing a stand-up routine and find your voice as a comedian. Our methods will include how to mine personal stories for material, how to write one-liners and premises, and how to use improvisation to generate ideas instead of...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 2:15pm - 5:15pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions


at 8 Improv - Hell's Kitchen 318 W 53rd St, New York, New York 10019

On going series. Drop in for one session or join us every week! Our #1 rule is to HAVE FUN but never at another's expense. Every session includes a series of games that develop mental, physical and team focus and communication skills. These sessions are specifically geared towards professionals from a variety of careers to help develop valuable...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 12pm - 2pm

Level 2: Free Your Mind

at Brooklyn Comedy Collective - Greenpoint 106 Cayler St, Brooklyn, New York 11222

This class underlines the core philosophy of what we teach at the BCC: that loving the hell out of whatever is happening onstage is the key to strong, successful scenes. It will help remind you what you love about improv, slap you out of whatever fear is holding you back, and cut out the naysaying voices in your head that cloud your inspiration. ...

Tuesday Feb 25th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Intro to Stand Up!

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

Write and develop your first five minutes of comedy material with Magnet’s improv infused stand-up comedy class! In this one-evening elective class you’ll learn how a joke gets made from amusing idea to a gut-busting stage bit.  An infusion of improv games selected to work your writing chops and get you prepared to own the stage by yourself,...

Wednesday Mar 18th, 7pm - 10pm

Self Improv-Ment

at [email protected] - Greenpoint 31 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

An old proverb says "soap is to the body as laughter is to the soul." Who are we to argue with that wisdom? Join us at Humanatease Saturday afternoons at 5PM for Self Improv-ment, a weekly improv jam to shake off the workweek and cleanse the mind and body. We'll get up on our feet and out of our heads, learn and review the core principals of comedy...

Saturday Mar 7th, 5pm - 6pm

Workshop: Grounded Play w/ Noah Telson

at Brooklyn Comedy Collective - Williamsburg 109 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Are you feeling like your scenes are going off the rails? Too much crazy town? Are you enjoying an 'out there' style of play but feel like you’re not making connections on stage? This workshop focuses on grounded play and how to anchor your improv in the 'Truth of the Scene'; the emotionally tangible and relatable. Students will improvise paced,...

Tuesday Feb 25th, 7pm - 10pm

Stand-Up Level 2: Solidifying your Set

at Brooklyn Comedy Collective - Williamsburg 109 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Building on the Level 1 "Finding Your Voice" course, Level 2 Stand-up is all about solidifying your choices. This course will be an intensive focused on longer sets and performances involve props, multimedia and other styles to solidify your comedic voice.  The class size will be much smaller in order to workshop material as a group, in pairs...

Saturday Mar 7th, 12pm - 3pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Stand Up Comedy 7 Wk Workshop + Performance Night

at Comic Strip Live - Upper East Side 1568 2nd Ave, New York, New York 10028

In this 7-week course + 1 performance taught by comedy veteran D.F. Sweedler, you'll learn the tools of the trade and hone your craft. At the end of 7 weeks, you'll take to the legendary Comic Strip stage in front of a live audience (date to be determined). What you get: Eight weeks of hands-on instruction by a seasoned veteran in an intimate class...

Thursday Feb 27th, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Comedy Camp 4 Teens

Comedy Camp 4 Teens

at 8 Improv - Hell's Kitchen 318 W 53rd St, New York, New York 10019

Our classes for kids and teens include both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy training. By combining the two, students receive a comprehensive education in creative writing and critical thinking while developing strong community and leadership skills – team, public speaking, self confidence, respect, listening, focus, eye contact and more.  Typical...

Monday Apr 13th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Comedy & Dramatic Character TV/Film

at Actors Technique NY Kids & Teens - Hell's Kitchen 519 8th Ave 12th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Working towards becoming the character is an essential part of an actor’s process, no matter how experienced. It involves creating and internalizing the details of your character’s life. These details can range from personality traits, to history and family background, to even the most mundane details like favorite color or favorite food. ...

Monday Jul 6th, 10am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

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Improv Workshop at Stand-Up New York

at Sunday Night Improv - Upper West Side 236 W 78th St, New York, New York 10024

An ongoing drop-in class, for anyone who wants a quick tour of the improv world. The class, for all levels, features performers from the cast of Sunday Night Improv. You can do scenes with veteran improv performers – and then stay and see them perform in Sunday Night Improv! Note: Cost of class includes admission to Sunday Night Improv comedy jam...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anything Goes

at ANDTheatre Company - Midtown 244 W 54th St 12th Fl, New York, New York 10019

Gene Santarelli hosts this weekly gathering of actors, writers, directors and more. Present 15 minutes of whatever you’re working on. Scripted plays, solo shows, stand-up, improv…anything does go in this exciting, constructive development workshop. Performing artists of all types join together to support each other in the creative process....

Wednesday Feb 19th, 6pm - 8pm

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