NEW Online and In Person Classes, Camps, Shows

We are very excited about our first weekend back with live classes. 8 students joined us over two days in Central Park. Even during terrible storms we found a great place to avoid the rain at Bethesda Terrace.

 

We have added a few online slots to meet demand. We realize a traditional camp timing is often over whelming, so here is the updated list of sessions open to campers. If a full week of camp is overwhelming, many of these sessions are available for drop in as well.

COMEDY CAMP registrants can attend ALL of the following $225/week, $700 FOUR weeks CLICK HERE to register and get links to shows and classes now available SEVEN days/week.

SHOWS

Professional cast improvised based on audience suggestions and participation (free for students and their families)
Mondays 3pm SHOW for the whole family
Thursday 8pm SHOW PG13 Teens and older
I have been very please with how far we have come since March, developing new games and adopting many of the faves for the ZOOM platform.

CAMP ONLY SESSIONS

CLICK HERE to register
(FULL DAY Usually do two blocks, Half day usually do ONE of the following)
9:30am-12:30 EST Morning Warm-up and Improv Comedy
12:30pm-4pm EST Musical Comedy, Stand-Up Comedy and Fun hour 3-4
5-7pm EST A repeat of the morning classes for west coast students and those that like to sleep in or otherwise busy in the morning.

MORE CLASSES

Classes available for drop in online and in person – completely free for any campers signed up for half or full day.
(ALL free of charge to campers to drop by anytime)
– Sunday-Thursday 5pmFriday 1pm Online Improv Classes for kids/teens 10-15 $25/class, $75/FOUR classes
– Friday/Saturday 9:30am IN PERSON classes in Central park NOW At Bethesda Terrace. $40/clas, $120/FOUR weeks

ADULT CLASSES

Teens  (teenterns) 16 & older are welcome  CLICK HERE
– Sunday/Tuesday 7:15pm Stand-up comedy
– Monday/Wednesday 8pm Improv Comedy

LIVE from Times Squ- er-um-  ONLINE WORLDWIDE

DUE TO THE EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19, ALL PUBLIC CLASSES AND SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE. STAY SAFE AND INFORMED!!!! WE WILL RETURN LIVE ASAP. EMAIL us for more info!

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HOWEVER WE WILL BE OFFERING A NUMBER OF ONLINE CLASSES AND ENTERTAINMENT, MOSTLY FREE TO THE WORLD TO USE & SHARE with premium online classes and shows available at grossly discounted rates (compared to our live programs in Times Square and Touring nationwide).

NOW AVAILABLE – ONLINE COMEDY CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS

WELCOME TO ONLINE IMPROV COMEDY THEATER – Below is a playlist of ONLINE Shows, Podcasts, music and more fromm the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv, it’s students and colleagues from around the world!

Videos VARY in their appropriateness for younger audiences. Parental Guidance recommended!!!

ONLINE School assemblies and private shows now available!

30- minute shows
$200 for up to two full classes (50-60 #students plus teacher, staff etc)

We invite all into ZOOM meering
Mute and hide video of audience
So all you will see is the cast

NOW IN OUR 18th SEASON – 6000+ shows since December 2002

Live comedy shows and classes in Times Square NYC and touring Nationwide

ONLINE COMEDY CLASSES

Are your kids stuck at home? Are they bored with little to do? We have created an online version of our Times Square comedy classes to help fill a void for both our students and teaching artists.

Use links to sign up for your first online class time. We will immediately work out a schedule for your class and private coaching times. You can complete the entire session in a week OR over the course of a month. During this time of chaos we are providing almost daily sessions where kids & teens can join a chat group with our moderator.

Sign up for ONE class ($40) or Full Program ($75) includes

  • UNLIMITED use of online resources – videos, study guides and blogs
  • FOUR online class coaching sessions hosted on ZOOM (40-minutes each).
  • FOUR online private coaching sessions (10-minute each)
  • We welcome you to create your own online videos on your finished work for various social media platforms. We will share them on our network. Simply send us a link.
  • When the plague subsides, we will invite students to our public showcases in New York City, where we will resume weekly classes and comedy camps.

Develop creative writing and performance skills while discovering your inner comedic genius!

INTRODUCTION

START by watching our introduction video. We recommend start keeping a journal of your comedy writing process. We will have a series of worksheets and study guides but keeping everything in one composition book makes it harder to lose your work.

RULE #1 HAVE FUN!!!

DAILY HOMEWORK

  1. Observe your world. EVERYTHING you need to be a comic is right in front of you. Material for stand-up comedy is everywhere. (As you will learn in the next section)
  2. Journal what you observe.
  3. SMILE – start every day with a smile. (SEE VIDEO ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS on making you life a better place to live)

CLASS ONE: Brainstorming Ideas

A. CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD AND PRINT
Study Guide One “Brainstorming Ideas” before watching the next video.

B. Now watch the video.
Wait to complete the worksheet, but if the video inspires any ideas WRITE THEM DOWN.


Complete the worksheet, brainstorming ideas based on the prompt. There is no wrong. Never edit. Never judge while you brainstorm. Just “vomit” idea onto the paper.

C. PRIVATE COACHING SESSION #1 
Now meet with your instructor privately to go over your work. The teacher will help with your brainstorming process and pick your brain. Review your notes before starting grup session.

D. GROUP/CLASS SESSION #1
This will be your first online open mic session for this course. The other students may be doing their first session, their second or their 100th. When it is your turn just focus on your work. You will have 2-3 minutes to share your ideas. At this stage of the game, just read off some of the things on your list. If you want, you can tell us a bit about what happened. Don’t try to be funny. JUST SHARE. There will be some minimal feedback. When it is another comic’s turn, be a great audience. Learn from each other. Be supportive of each other. Remember, Comics are never allowed to be hecklers (This is a small community. Don’t burn bridges at your first class lol)

E. Journal the experience of class one brainstorming , process and performance.

CLASS TWO: Brainstorming Details

A. CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD AND PRINT
Study Guide One “Brainstorming Details” before watching the next video.

B. Now watch the video.
Wait to complete the worksheet, but if the video inspires any ideas WRITE THEM DOWN.

 

C. PRIVATE COACHING SESSION #2
Now meet with your instructor privately to go over your work. The teacher will help with your brainstorming process and pick your brain and start to formulate an actual routine out of this new information.

D. GROUP/CLASS SESSION #2
Now present your routines to the class again. There may be different faces in this room from last time. Present the story/stories as if this crowd is hearing them for the first time. Again, don’t try to be funny. JUST SHARE your story. LISTEN to yourself.

E. Journal the experience of class two brainstorming , process and performance.

CLASS THREE: Add the Funny and Outline your Routine

A. CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD and PRINT FIND THE FUNNY
B. CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD and PRINT OUTLINE YOUR ROUTINE

C. Now watch the video.
Wait to complete the worksheet, but if the video inspires any ideas WRITE THEM DOWN.

VIDEO COMING SOON

D. PRIVATE COACHING SESSION #3
Using the FIND THE FUNNY worksheet brainstorm ways to build up some laughs in your routine. Use the OUTLINE YOUR WORK worksheet to organize your thoughts. Now meet with your instructor privately to go over your work. The teacher will help with your process and pick your brain beyond where the video leaves off.

E. GROUP/CLASS SESSION #3
Now present your routines to the class again. There may be different faces in this room from last time. Present the story/stories as if this crowd is hearing them for the first time.

F. Journal the experience of class three process and performance. Start to analyze the good the bad and the ugly. What got a laugh? What got a snicker? What was a total waste of time? When we brainstorm we never worry about what is good. NOW we start to be more picky about what makes it to the next step.

CLASS FOUR: SHOWTIME?

ALMOST. At this point think about those words on a shampoo bottle.
WASH – RINSE – REPEAT

A. Go back to CLASS THREE worksheets. From now on, EVERY TIME you get on stage with this same material, the goal is to make it even FUNNIER. How can you improve the material? How can you improve your presentation of the material?

B. PRIVATE COACHING SESSION #4
Now meet with your instructor privately to go over your work. Before the next group session, re-outline your routine with the changes.

C. GROUP/CLASS SESSION #4
Now present your routines to the class again. There may be different faces in this room from last time. Present the story/stories as if this crowd is hearing them for the first time.

SHOWTIME

The primary class is over. If your time permits and we have space, we invite you to join additional online sessions during your planned class time. Or sign up for another session and let’s create new material together. A professional stand-up comic does the above routine EVERY week.

At the time this is written, you may not have a way to perform live. Schools are closed. Clubs are closed. When things get back to normal we invite you to join us in Times Square for a show. If not in/near New York City, find a talent show at school or local theater/club that hosts showcases for students your age.

Either way, and for now, we recommend shooting a video of your work. Post it on youtube, IGTV, TIKTOK (if under a minute), Twitter (if under two minutes) etc.

Send us a link and we will share in our network.

 

 

 

Meet the Class Clowns NYC: up and coming Teen Comics

Teens  perform original Improv and Stand-up Comedy in Times Square NYC

UPCOMING SHOWS:
Sunday 3pm
 Jan 12Feb 2March 1

Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd St
NY10019
GET TICKETS
$5 cover (Cash only at the door) One drink minimum per guest

Follow and watch the videos of Class Clowns performing live on
INSTAGRAM

YOUTUBE

Dec 7 see our students perform with Kenan Thompson

 

Want to perform?

Most of these performers take classes
at the Broadway Comedy Club.
If you are interested in performing,
register for a class OR
EMAIL a video clip and bio.

Take a Class

EVERY SATURDAY at 10am during Winter, Spring and Fall we invite teens to join us for weekly classes. Just $40 to drop in, almost every session includes open mic time to work stand up comedy routines plus 75-90 minutes of Improv Comedy. Register for full sessions and you will perform on our showcases for friends and family. Our more experienced performers also perform the monthly showcases listed above (Class Clowns)

Click Here for calendar of classes. Click on date/times and complete registration

Comedy Kids
http://www.thecomedykids.com/

Do you have a teen group interested in Improv Comedy?

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We have shows and workshops in Times Square or we can send our cast to your school, camp or community center.

Theater groups, Birthdays (Sweet 16s, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs), Scouts, Teen Travel Camps, Student groups from around the world all love our programs.

At out Times Square are theater we have weekly public shows and we add private programs almost daily.

Shows, Classes & Summer Camp 4 Kids & Teens Upcoming June, July, August 2019

QUICK LINKS – FULL CALENDAR of SHOWS & CLASSES

  • CLICK HERE for calendar of classes for kids/teens
    – JUNE 12pm Bonus spring 2019 classes for kids & teens – FREE for those that registered for FULL spring session.
    CLICK HERE for July Camp Dates
    CLICK HERE for August Camp Dates
  • LMAO IMPROV at LOL TIMES SQUARE Fridays/Saturdays 7:30pm 13yo+ welcome $20 at the door. $5 via link (2 drink minimum/guest)
  • EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy – ONE drink minimum Saturdays/Sundays 3pm – All ages friendly $25 at the door. $5 via link (1 drink minimum/guest)

Since being named the FUNNIEST KID IN AMERICA, Carolyn continues to draw press attention.

Shows, Classes & Summer Camp 4 Kids & Teens Upcoming June, July, August 2019

LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE – Thinking about taking a class with the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH? May see a show first and check out their style.
FRIDAYS/SATURDAYS 7:30pm at LOL Times Square 711 7th Ave
SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS 3pm at Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street

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The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers high energy fast paced interactive comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every 5 minutes the MC interacts directly with the crowd and you decide what the next scene or song is about. Politics, Sports, your favorite TV shows and films and New York City itself all serve as topical subjects. Many games require the help of audience volunteers on stage to more directly steer the comedy pros. NO TWO SHOWS ARE EVER THE SAME!

All professional comedy cast includes international talent from STAGE, TV and FILM including WALT FRASIER (Billions, Friends of the People, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Letterman, MTV), AMELIA FOWLER (Top Five w/ Chris Rock, Power, Bull, Mysteries of Laura, Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods), THOMAS BURNS SCULLY (Comedy Central’s Broad City, HBO’s The Rock n’ Roll Project, and IVANA MENDEZ (StartUp on SONY Crackle, Wrecked on TBS).

12pm Saturdays in June

$40 to drop in

Did you register for one of our winter and/or spring classes? Then you are welcome to all 4 classes in June at no extra charge. Registering for a full session entitles you to bonus classes AND free tickets to public shows. simply RSVP and we will have you on the list.

SUMMER CAMP

Join us for another summer of amazing fun with seven weeks of camp featuring improv, stand-up AND sketch comedy. Monday-Thursday classes start at 9:30 (drop off as early as 8:45a). Each day includes 2-3 90 minute classes alternating with watching the professionals perform for other summer camps via our field trip program and open-mic sessions where students perform for each other in a more formal mock performance style.  On Fridays, after a warm-up, the entire camp is in get ready for a show mode. Morning sessions are focused on a dress rehearsal. Then every Friday at 2pm the campers take stage to perform for friends and family. Invite the world so we have an amazing audience. ONE Week $450, SEVEN weeks $1200

July 8 Week 1
July 15 Week 2
July 22 Week 3 
July 29 Week 4
August 5 Week 5
August 12 Week 6
August 19 Week 7

 

Students perform with Kenan Thompson. One of ours WINS!!!!

QUICK LINKS for SPRING/SUMMER

IMPROV COMEDY SHOWS & CLASSES in Times Square

– Fridays/Saturdays 7:30pm (ages 13 and up) at LOL Times Square Comedy Club 711 7th Avenue (10036) at 47th Street
– Saturdays / Sundays 3pm (ages 5 and up)Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street (10019) at 8th Avenue
Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens Class
Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids Class
SUMMER CAMP for kids & teens starts July

Judah, a winner form last year, headlined the show with other winners form around the country. He has been touring with the team around the country. 11yo Carolyn won over 15 other new comics performing April 14, 2019 at Caroline’s on Broadway Comedy Club.

CLASSES for KIDS & TEENS

Improv and Stand-Up Comedy help students discover their best selves building self confidence, creative writing, critical thinking and public speaking. We offer weekly classes Winter, Spring and Fall, plus Summer Camps. We also have teachers at schools, camps and community centers on weekends and after school. Each session starts with Improvisation, playing games that are a ton of fun while teaching valuable life skills. These are the same games we play with corporate groups to develop better leaders, team building, sales, service etc. For our public sessions we include Stand-Up Comedy, taking stories of experience and observation, then crafting original comedy routines. Each session ends a performance showcase of original and improvised comedy skits. The classes and workshops integrate perfectly with cultural arts, language arts and character building/guidance programming.

The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers high energy fast paced interactive comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every 5 minutes the MC interacts directly with the crowd and you decide what the next scene or song is about. Politics, Sports, your favorite TV shows and films and New York City itself all serve as topical subjects. Many games require the help of audience volunteers on stage to more directly steer the comedy pros. NO TWO SHOWS ARE EVER THE SAME!

All professional comedy cast includes international talent from STAGE, TV  and  FILM including…

WALT FRASIER
Billions, Friends of the People, GMA, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Lilyhammer,  Letterman, WE, MTV, NICK Dr Oz’s Fat Pants

AMELIA FOWLER
FILMs: Top Five (w/ Chris Rock), Learning to Drive (w/ Sir Ben Kingsley)
TV: Power, Bull, Mysteries of Laura, Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods

THOMAS BURNS SCULLY
Comedy Central’s Broad City
HBO’s The Rock n’ Roll Project
Additional British comedy/theater/TV

IVANA MENDEZ
Film/TV: Start-Up (SONY Crackle), Wrecked (TBS), plus numerous comedy/theater/TV credits from Puerto Rico

FALL 2018 Comedy Showcases Kids Teens

Winter Classes start January 5, 6, 8, 2019
Comedy 4 Teens – Saturdays 10am, Sundays 12:30pm, Tuesdays 4:30pm
Comedy 4 Kids – Saturdays 12pm (8-12yo)
SHOWCASES March 9, 10
Improv and Stand-Up Comedy help students discover their best selves building self confidence, creative writing, critical thinking and public speaking. We offer weekly classes Winter, Spring and Fall, plus Summer Camps. We also have teachers at schools, camps and community centers on weekends and after school. Each session starts with Improvisation, playing games that are a ton of fun while teaching valuable life skills. These are the same games we play with corporate groups to develop better leaders, team building, sales, service etc. For our public sessions we include Stand-Up Comedy, taking stories of experience and observation, then crafting original comedy routines. Each session ends a performance showcase of original and improvised comedy skits. The classes and workshops integrate perfectly with cultural arts, language arts and character building/guidance programming.

 

October 27 Fall Comedy Class Showcases Kids Teens NYC

October 27 Fall Comedy Class Showcases

Improv and Stand-Up Comedy help students discover their best selves building self confidence, creative writing, critical thinking and public speaking. We offer weekly classes Winter, Spring and Fall, plus Summer Camps. We also have teachers at schools, camps and community centers on weekends and after school. Each session starts with Improvisation, playing games that are a ton of fun while teaching valuable life skills. These are the same games we play with corporate groups to develop better leaders, team building, sales, service etc. For our public sessions we include Stand-Up Comedy, taking stories of experience and observation, then crafting original comedy routines. Each session ends a performance showcase of original and improvised comedy skits. The classes and workshops integrate perfectly with cultural arts, language arts and character building/guidance programming.

Shaping Young Minds Since 2011

FALL 2018 started Sept 8. If you want to join late email us ASAP eightimprov@gmail.com
SHOWCASES October 27, Bonus Classes November 3, 10, 17 at NOON for all sections

WINTER CLASSES 2019
January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2,  SHOWCASE March 9.
Winter class has 2 weeks built in to accommodate our usual 8-week program for Multiple 3-day weekends, winter break and weather issues.

SPRING CLASSES 2019
March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, May, 4, 11 SHOWCASE May 18. Spring classes have a strict 8 week schedule to get the showcase in before Memorial Day. However we will ad FOUR weeks of bonus classes open to all students from 2018/2019 sessions.

TEEN SUMMER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Have you been a student of ours for the past few years? We have a new program that started in 2018. Teens available for four or more weeks of camp get a scholarship for extremely reduced registration fees in exchange for helping teachers manage classes as you learn all aspects of running comedy shows and classes – MC Games and Open Mics/Stand-Up Comedy, House Manage, Basic Stage Tech and play more advanced games, training to be future professional cast members with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH. In interested, EMAIL Walt Frasier  eightimprov@gmail.com Students will be vetted by entire teaching staff. To be considered one must exhibit leadership and team qualities – on and off stage – rising above and beyond expectations in our teen classes/students. 

 

Summer Camp Week 4 Showcase August 3 NYC

Summer Camp Week 4 Showcase August 3 NYC

Summer Camp Week 4 Showcase August 3 NYC

http://www.eightimprov.biz http://www.comedycampnyc.com http://www.improv4kids.com
http://improv4teens.org

We offer weekly classes in comedy for kids & teens every Winter, Spring and Fall as well as a few weeks of comedy camp every summer.

Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens
Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids
Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids LONG ISLAND

Our classes for kids & 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. $40 to drop in, $250 includes 8-week  sessions, with performance showcase, FREE admission to bonus master classes and  FREE tickets to public professional shows. Bring this program to your school/community center. Our teachers are in residency all over the NYC area. EMAIL for more info

Upcoming Performances

EMAIL for more info on shows, classes, group sales, private events and touring company needs.

TUESDAYS 7pm LMAO ALL STARS Times Square NYC
LMAO is back in Times Square. The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH veterans take  stage with interactive musical comedy. Many guests invited on stage to play. The show ends with an Improvised musical. Popular
destination for college and corporate groups. PG-13 comedy OK for teens and older but designed for 18yo+. $25 plus TWO drink min

SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS 3pm Times Square NYC
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH takes stage for interactive musical comedy show based on audience suggestions and participation. Bring the whole family! Popular destination for birthday parties, student groups, families,
scout groups etc. $25 plus a ONE drink minimum.

IMPROV 4 KIDS Farmingdale, Long Island, NY
Sundays 7pm Sept 9, Nov 4. Bring the whole family! $25 ticket includes general admission to the show, pizza and other snacks, and FREE workshop at 6pm. 3 and under FREE with adults. Workshop recommended for 8yo
and up. $25 includes all. No additional purchase required.

STAND-UP COMEDY at the Broadway Comedy Club  $25 plus two drink minimum

Discount tickets to shows and classes in NYC http://www.nycomedytickets.com

May 19 Showcase Kids & Teens

SUMMER COMEDY CAMP STARTS JULY 9
NYC COMEDY CLASSES for Kids & Teens
LONG ISLAND COMEDY CLASSES for Kids

May 19 mid session showcase. We usually only do one showcase/session but we lose a lot of students in June for travels, testing, graduations etc so we had an early performance.

Spring Classes in NYC

June 2, 9. 16. 23. Showcase 2 on June 30
10am Teens
12p Kids

Long Island Spring Comedy Classes

Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids
June 3, 10, 17
June 24 Showcase
June 30 join us in NYC for Student Appreciation day PIZZA PARTY
2:30 Doors, 3pm Show
ALl students form public classes welcome
Bring the whole family
PIZZA and $25 tickets on us
Just pay for drinks (One drink min includes plenty of non alcoholic options)