TOO YOUNG TO VOTE Comedy Showcase March 19 3:15pm at the Broadway Times Square NYC

TOO YOUNG TO VOTE

Come check out our first show March 19 2017 at 3:15. There will be an entire hour of stand-up comedy by under 18yo talent sharing their perspective on the world. Bring the whole family.

Sunday March 19 3:15pm
Broadway Comedy Club
318 west 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
$5 Cover plus One beverage minimum
Click Here to reserve online
This is the first of a new monthly series

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TOO YOUNG TO VOTE

WANT TO PERFORM?
Email your headshot, resume and video of live performance ASAP
OR Sign up for our classes for kids and teens. Every

Saturdays & Sundays 3pm LMAO OFF BROADWAY

Public Showcases for the whole family. Professional Performers. Very interactive. Entire show Improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions.
$25 cover Click Here for discount admissions and calendar
FREE admission for all students and guests
There is a one beverage minimum for all guests

SPRING CLASSES start March 18, 2017

Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens
Saturdays NOON Comedy 4 Kids
Sundays 1pm Comedy 4 Teens

8-weeks of classes includes daily warm-up, technique and performance Improv Comedy games plus 30-45 minute open mic style session where student share stories from their own experiences and observations and create original stand-up comedy routines.

$30/class; $225/ 8-week session plus showcase
Register online in advance and save CLICK HERE

SPRING BREAK MINI CAMP

April 10-14 9am-NOON
$225 for Full Week
Register online in advance and save CLICK HERE
This class will feature all Improv for Kids & Teens 8-17. Tuesday 11am Students will watch our professional cast perform for a theater full of campers form around New York City. Friday 11am Students will perform a showcase of their work, open to family and friends

SUMMER CAMP 2017

Sign up for 1,2 or 4 weeks
SUMMER CAMP Session 1
1a July 10-14
1b July 17-21
SUMMER CAMP Session 2
2a July 31-August 4
2b August 7-11
Every week, students learn both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy
LUNCH & Snacks Included (For extreme allergies please plan on providing lunch for your child)
EVERY Friday 3pm SHOWCASE

MARCH 11 SHOWCASES Kids & Teens NYC Comedy Classes

MARCH 11 SHOWCASES Kids & Teens NYC Comedy Classes

Spring Classes Start March 18
COMEDY 4 TEENS Saturdays 10am
COMEDY 4 KIDS Saturdays Noon
CLICK HERE for DISCOUNT REGISTRATION

MARCH 11 SHOWCASES Kids & Teens NYC Comedy Classes

Comedy 4 Teens by Teens October 30 Show

Comedy 4 Teens by Teens at Broadway Comedy Club NYC

We had an amazing show this week at the Broadway Comedy Club in Times Square where eight amazingly talented teens performed a 1-hour show of Improv and original Stand-Up Comedy. October 30 will be a similar line up of performers, however a completely new show because the Improv comedy is created on the spot based on your suggestions and participation. The Stand-Up Comedy line-up may feature different comics as well as new material from the comics seen in the above video.

Comedy 4 Teens by Teens

CLICK HERE for $5 tickets to 10/30 show at 3pm
Broadway Comedy Club NYC
318 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

This show is fun for all ages, but it is truly geared towards teens to watch other teens perform. These young soon-to-be pros have been with our programs for 6 months to 4 years or more.

Do you want to perform Improv and Stand-Up Comedy? Then start like these comics, and join one of our classes for kids or teens Saturday mornings. It is just $30 to drop or pay $200 for full session (New session starts January 2017). It is not to late to perform on the November 12 Fall 2016 showcase, so sign up to day and join us the next 6 weeks.

WINTER SESSION STARTS January 7
Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens CLICK HERE for 20% discount
Saturdays NOON Comedy 4 Kids CLICK HERE for 20% discount
Sundays 4pm ADULTS 18+ CLICK HERE

Or check out the full calendar of up coming classes, and you can join in on the fun this weekend.

CLASS SCHEDULE Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; BONUS/Dress Rehearsal March 4; SHOW March 11 MORE classes and updates at https://newyorkimprovtheater.com/comedy-school/

Perhaps you can start your journey by watching the pros perform. Every Friday 7pm is great for teens, and teen groups. (CLICK HERE for $5 discount tickets; $25 at the door). Kids of all ages welcome Saturdays 3pm and Alternating Sundays 3pm for our family friendly matinees.

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Educational Outreach NYC Improv Shows & Workshops

Educational Outreach NYC Improv Shows & Workshops

Improv 4 Teens and Improv 4 Kids are the outreach divisions of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv. We perform 300+ shows every year for K-12 and family audiences at our Times Square Theater and touring schools, camps, and community centers. The shows alone are fun for both students and teachers. Paired with study guides and workshops, the program brings a valuable resource to the school. Laughter alone is huge in reducing stress, and proven to better test scores (John Hopkins Studies) Humor builds a better brain (Based on William Fry from Stamford). And Improv is the most fun way to teach public speaking, listening, focus, eye contact and other valuable life skills.

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Our after school program consists of 8 classes/quarter ($1600), 10 classes/trimester ($1750) or 15 classes/semester ($2250). This includes 1 teacher for up to 90-minutes OR two 45-minute classes back to back up to 2 hours total.
– Each class can comfortably include up to 20 students. 10-15 is ideal (like any subject teacher ratio is huge)
– Each session consists of warm-up, technique and performance games that teach Creativity (creative writing, critical thinking), Community (Team, Respect, Listening, Focus, Eye Contact) and Leadership (Public Speaking, Self Confidence).
– Each Program ends with a performance showcase.
– OPTIONAL – Our public classes include a stand-up comedy component. Students create their own routines over the course of a semester. This further develops creative writing skills.
– The Programs easily tie into Cultural Arts (Theater), Language Arts (Story Telling, Creative Writing, Public Speaking) and Character Building (Community, Leadership, Anti-Bully etc).
Educational Outreach

Educational Outreach Shows & Workshops at our Times Square Theater and touring nationwide schools, camps, community centers.

We run programs directly at NEST+m (4 years) and this year starting programs at 92Y and Williamsburg Northside. We also run programs (export our teachers) all over the city via various YMCAs, JCCs and even the Comedy Hall of Fame where our teachers are part of credit bearing fine arts and ELA electives in school. I previously served as the Director of Instruction (2009-2012) for the Comedy Hall of Fame and developed the programs for those schools. 2 of the students graduated and became interns in our professional program. One became a full time cast member summers  when home from college.

Educational Outreach NYC Improv Shows & Workshops

I recommend bringing a show to the school (as low as $500 in the fall. Regularly $600). 3-4 teaching artists can introduce the art form to the school. Or bring the team in for a full day ($1500). Start with a show or two, depending on school size. The teachers can then work with up to 100 students/ hour introducing basic concepts of Improv, while promoting better public speaking, team skills, respect (Really pairs well with Anti-Bully programming in the fall). We even have a powerful Professional Development Program that serves both as a corporate team building exercise and teaches how to use Improv in the class room to de-stress students and staff, use Improv to role play literary characters as well as historical figures and scientists. 
 
Our weekly after school programs will turn a small group into leaders. Students that are not afraid to read in class and engage in discussion have more fun in school over all. Attendance goes up. Grades go up. Test scores go up. 
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COMEDY 4 TEENS by TEENS

COMEDY 4 TEENS by TEENS
Upcoming Shows Sundays October 2, 30 3pm
Tickets $20 – ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE “TEENS” for $10 tickets. NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE REQUIRED with these tickets. (These Tickets includes bottle of water as the regular 1-drink minimum)

COMEDY 4 TEENS by TEENS

We have a brand new series coming to Broadway Comedy Club monthly. COMEDY 4 TEENS by TEENS is just what it sounds like, a comedy show for youth performed by youth. You can’t vote yet, you perhaps barely can drive, but you do have opinions about the world and our teens deliver.

Comedy 4 Teens

The performers are past and current students of our comedy 4 teens program that have been performing Improv and Stand-Up Comedy for 2-4 years or more. (Want to learn comedy CLICK HERE)

 

The audience are teens and families that love comedy. These shows are like Nickelodeon or Disney channel but far less annoying. Bring your theater class, friends form school, a date, or the whole family.

WANT TO SEE A PROFESSIONAL IMPROV SHOW? CLICK HERE

Many in the audience will be friends and family of the performers. But these are far more than simple class showcases. These are truly up and coming comedy geniuses that just happen to still live at home. Most up and coming comics still live at home at age 30 so these guys and gals are way ahead of the curve!

Look for many of these comedians on Netflix this winter. Our Spring class showcase was filmed – and many of our comics interviewed – for Julie’s Greenroom, the new show with legendary Julie Andrews and Jim Henson muppets teaching kids about the arts. This particular episode stars Ellie Kemper, best known for her role as Kimmy Schmidt in the Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and features some of our comics performing Improv Comedy. You might see some of their stand-up comedy too.

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Most of our kid and teen performers also can be heard on iHeart radio’s iRead2Know station. These 30-minute shows feature both our professional cast and students performing Improv and Stand-Up Comedy.

 

December Holiday Break Improv Comedy Shows perfect for NYC Vacation Camps

December Holiday Break Shows perfect for NYC Vacation Camps – bring your group to Improv 4 Teens & Improv 4 Kids this December. We add shows daily every year Christmas to New Years. These are perfect for vacation camps and family groups.

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Not with a group and just need a few TICKETS? CLICK HERE for discount calendar. Select show you wish to attend and choose the discount options in blue. $25 at the door plus ONE Drink minimum. Just $10 via Improv 4 Teens blog.

EMAIL your group ticket and private event requests now! eightimprov@gmail.comNYIT

Shows run nearly every Saturday at 3pm year round. We add shows during the week for school group field trips. We add public shows for most holiday breaks, and every December we runs shows almost daily the last week of the year.

3pm SHOW Dec 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, Jan 1
1pm SHOW Dec 27, 28, 29

NON-PROFIT GROUPS EXTRA SPECIAL DEAL Dec 26-30

We host groups from schools, camps and community centers year round 7 days/week. Holiday Breaks are very popular for vacation camps and scout groups.

Bring your group and get a FREE workshop

$10pp SHOW & WORKSHOP (reg $15pp)
FYI this is a special rate usually only given to Title One Schools.

ALSO This particular week, with so many shows scheduled, we can waive minimums and open the deal to smaller groups (20+ instead of 50+).

Regular Rates for Field Trips

$500 up to 50 students.
– $10pp additional
– FREE adult (21yo+) chaperon per 10 students once minimums met
Add Workshop for just $5pp
Add Pizza Party for just $10pp

Bring these programs to your school, camp, community centers!

NYC SCHOOLS $600 (Out side NYC $800)
– 4 teaching artists up to 60-minutes
– Add shows OR Workshop Sessions same day $400
– additional travel costs may be required depending on tour routing

$2000 DAY of SHOWS & WORKSHOPS
– up to 4 45-60 minute sessions
– 4 teaching artists
– Can be split between 2 neighboring schools

$6000 4-day Residency
– Up to 16 45-60 minute sessions/Up to 8 schools
$7000 5-day Residency
– Up to 20 45-60 minute sessions/Up to 10 schools

WORKSHOP / CLASSES ONLY
– $200 1 teaching artist up to 2 hours
– $1500 10 sessions, 20 hours (Same Week, Weekly Classes etc)
– great in- school, after school, weekend programming
– Deliver Basic Workshop to every student in the school OR run a progressive program for 20 students culminating in a performance showcase

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
– $500 1 teaching artist up to 2-hours
– $1200 SHOW & WORKSHOP Combo (4 teaching artists)
– One part team corporate building, one part activities for the classroom. Teachers will work better to plan programs and schedules. Your team deserves a little laughter. AND Imagine starting every class with a 2-3 minute “game” that engages students, getting them warmed-up mentally and physically. This class will be ready to listen and participate in discussion.

Improv ClassesWHY IMPROV COMEDY?

Improv is a ton of fun, YES, AND very useful teaching numerous life skills. In addition to performing, Improv teaches creative writing, critical thinking (out of the box), community (team, respect, listening, focus) and leadership (public speaking, self confidence, eye contact).

The interactive shows alone are very therapeutic. Laughter has been known to be very beneficial to one’s health as it lowers blood pressure and decreases stress. Studies at John Hopkins have proven laughter to even raise test scores and better test prep. People that are allowed to have joy and laughter in their lives participate in the process of education and thereby learn far better and faster.

Every workshop starts with warm-up games that prepare the individual and team to work and play. Simple games like ZIP ZAP ZUP require focus, listening and eye contact while having fun. We teach its OK to “mess-up” and not to judge or worry about correcting others. Instead we let minor mishaps pass without comment. We eliminate fear of failure, because there are no mistakes in Improv.

We teach about story telling. Improv is as much about writing as it is performance. We develop characters and relationships, settings and action for our stories on the spot. In Improv we call this the WHO, WHERE and WHAT of a scene. By learning how to craft a story in this hands-on matter, students return to Language Arts classes better prepared to write essays and original stories as well as tackle the classic novels, short-stories, plays and poems.

I know I never appreciated Shakespeare until approaching the plays as an actor. Similarly we teach how to bring these character to life. We empower ones imagination and critical mind at the same time.

Humor and creativity work in similar ways, says humor guru William Fry, M.D., of Stanford University–by creating relationships between two disconnected items, you engage the whole brain.

Building a better mind leads to success in all areas of study. While we focus on Language Arts, Team & Leadership skills, students of these fields excel in all areas of study. Abstract concepts in science and math now seem easy to comprehend. Characters in history come alive.

December Holiday Break Improv Comedy Shows perfect for NYC Vacation Camps

 

 

Improv 4 Teens adds Shows & Workshops for the Summer Audiences in Times Square

Improv 4 Teens adds Shows & Workshops for the Summer Audiences
Fun stay-cation edutainment in Manhattan for Kids, Teens and Families

By popular demand, we have added shows just for our teen fans. Workshops too. On July 20 and August 10 we will have a 1:30 workshop and 3pm show just for you. Attend the workshop and the tickets to the show are free. FYI August 10 almost sold out due to a large group sale so get tickets early. Have a group of 10 or more, we can add a workshop/show program to the calendar. Discount tickets include lunch (NY PIZZA).

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These Improv 4 Teens Masterclasses are open to students 12-17yo

WEDNESDAY July 20 – CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAY August 10 – CLICK HERE

Weekly Classes Saturdays 10am return September 10. CLICK HERE

Attend a workshop or class and get 2 free tickets to the 3pm show following. 

 

LIVE SHOWS IN TIMES SQUARE

CLICK HERE for full calendar and discount tickets

Here is a list of upcoming professional shows great for teen audiences.
Many shows sell out so get your tickets early!!!

Saturday 7/16 3pm LMAO Family Matinees (All Ages welcome)
Saturday 7/16 8pm LMAO Off Broadway (16+)
Monday 7/18 8pm ON THE SPOT NYC (16+)
Wednesday 7/20 3pm IMPROV 4 TEENS
Saturday 7/23 3pm LMAO Family Matinees (All Ages welcome)
Saturday 7/23 8pm LMAO Off Broadway (16+)
Monday 7/23 8pm ON THE SPOT NYC (16+)
Saturday 7/30 8pm LMAO Off Broadway (16+) (NO 3pm SHOW 7/30)
Monday 8/1 8pm ON THE SPOT NYC (16+)

Wednesday 8/10 3pm IMPROV 4 TEENS

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A division of Improv Theater LLC and EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy

Wednesday 1pm ADDED SHOW Improv at the Broadway Comedy Club NYC

CLICK HERE for full calendar and discount tickets!

HILARIOUS INTERACTIVE MUSICAL COMEDY totally created on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW!!!

SCHEDULE NEXT TWO WEEKS

7/6 Wednesday 1pm Matinee $5 tickets CLICK HERE
7/9 Saturday 3pm Matinee $5 tickets CLICK HERE
7/9 Saturday 8pm LMAO $5 tickets CLICK HERE
7/16 Saturday 3pm Matinee $5 tickets CLICK HERE
7/16 Saturday 8pm LMAO $5 tickets CLICK HERE
7/20 DROP IN COMEDY CLASS 1:30-2:30 CLICK HERE
7/20 Wednesday 3pm Matinee $5 tickets CLICK HERE
7/23 Saturday 3pm Matinee $5 tickets CLICK HERE
7/23 Saturday 8pm LMAO $5 tickets CLICK HERE

SATURDAY JULY 30 NO 3pm show

CLICK HERE to register for FALL COMEDY CLASSES

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TEEN GROUPS See Off Broadway Show in Times Square

Bring your student group to EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH presents LAUGH MY ANKLES OFF BROADWAY. The 70-minute show includes scenes and songs created on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. No two shows are ever the same.  Popular destination for Teen High School and Middle Schools Groups from New York area and beyond (Especially Canada).

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PUBLIC SCHEDULE
Monday 7pm
Tuesday 7pm
Wednesday 3pm, 7pm
Thursday 7pm
Friday 7pm
Saturday 3pm, 8pm
Sunday 3pm, 7pm

ADMISSION: FULL PRICE TICKETS reg $25-60pp

TEEN GROUPS OF 10 or more $20pp
$1000 private party for up to 60ppl

– includes bottle of water
– no additional purchase required
– ADD Workshop $5pp (45-60minutes)
– ADD NY Pizza Party $5pp (2 large slices each)

DAYTIME FIELD TRIPS 10am–2pm
$600 up to 50ppl Additional guest $10pp
$1200 up to 150 Student (Up to 175ppl with chaperons)

SUMMER COMEDY CAMP WEEK ONE SHOW

SUMMER COMEDY CAMP WEEK ONE SHOW

JOIN US FOR WEEK TWO July 5-8 CLICK HERE
OR STOP BY for the day July 5, 6, 7 CLICK HERE

SEE LIVE COMEDY IN NYC

SATURDAYS 8pm
IMPROV COMEDY by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Professional comedy improvised on the spot by top NYC performers. Hosted by Walt Frasier (Letterman, MTV, Friends of the People). Think WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY witha touch of MTV and Broadway. Great for teens and older.
SATURDAYS 3pm BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY – Same show as 8pm but friendlier to younger audiences.
TICKETS: $25 plus 1-drink minimum
CLICK HERE for $5 tickets exclusive via IMPROV 4 TEENS

SUMMER COMEDY CAMP WEEK ONE SHOW SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

 

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Tessa talking 3rd grade sleepovers, barbies and cutting hair www.improv4teens.org v #improv #teens

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Bradley almost killed Elmo www.improv4teens.org v #improv #teens

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Addicted to Video Games, Monty is now homeless www.improv4teens.org v #teens #improv

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