Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Frasier FREE via Amazon Kindle

Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Fraser is a text book for comics and teachers looking to bring fun creative writing sections into the classroom. Read for free via KindleUnlimited. Also available via paperback and traditional kindle purchase. Walt Frasier has been teaching kids, teens and adults for 18 years. In addition to his comedy school in Times Square (NOW Online) Frasier has worked with hundreds of corporate teams, colleges and K12 schools.

Walt currently serves as Artistic Director for EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy (AKA LMAO Off Broadway, Improv 4 Kids and Absent Minded Comedy) where he regularly performs (Also MC and Piano) in Times Square, tours nationwide and teaches Improvisation. Walter is an in demand corporate team building specialist. Ask about his programs teaching Improv to corporate teams, colleges and k12 outreach programs EMAIL

NEW CLASS SESSIONS START SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

About the Author

While writing this book, Walt Frasier is sitting in his New Jersey house, teaching and performing on ZOOM 30 hours/week, including public programming, corporate events and K12 educational outreach. The rest of the time is spent writing, marketing or sitting in his adult sized baby pool in the backyard.

Before the quarantine, New York based since 1997, Walt Frasier has appeared on TV (Billions, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, Friends of the People, Letterman, WE, NICK, MTV2), commercials, Indy films and seen internationally performing live comedy, theater, and singing. Since 2002, Walt is the founding member and Artistic Director of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA LMAO Off Broadway and Improv 4 Kids).

Before that Walt Frasier grew up outside of Washington, DC, attending Gaithersburg High School (GO TROJANS!), Montgomery College- Rockville, studied opera at Catholic University School of Music and worked in local theater and music.

HAVE FUN! But never at another’s expense…

 

If you want more information about Walt Frasier’s programs for kids, teens and adults, currently available worldwide via ZOOM, go to www.waltfrasier.com or connect on most social media platforms.

 

Also check out

www.eightimprov.biz

www.improv4kids.com

www.comedycampnyc.com

 

Online Comedy shows and classes

Come be a part of the show!

The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH IMPROV presents interactive Musical Comedy improvised based on audience suggestions and participation.

We hope to be back in Times Square soon but until then the laughs are online worldwide.

Private Events

Our improv comedy show and classes are perfect for corporate teams, schools, community centers and family events.

We bring your family, friends and colleagues together for much needed laughs.

Book an online show for as little as $200 (regularly priced $600-5000 for live events Nationwide) for up to 100 guests (actually 100 logins times everyone in the household) in our ZOOM comedy club.

Online Comedy Classes

Join the 50+ students joining us weekly for classes.

$40/week, $75/month includes up to TWO online sessions (45-minutes each) per week

We include both Improv AND stand-up 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.

 

 

 

Class Clowns: NO FAKE ID Required Teen Comedy Showcase

Class Clowns is a comedy showcase for teens by teens! Featuring up and coming comics performing original stand-up comedy and improv.

Class Clowns: No FAKE ID Required

Next performance

Sunday October 6, 3pm

Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Click Here for Tickets

$5 plus a one beverage minimum

Class clowns

Want to perform? Most of the performers on this show are students of programs at the Broadway Comedy Club, however this series is open to all comics under 18 looking for further their career and get some great stage time! Email  a short bio, contact info and link to video clip to eightimprov@gmail.com

Comedy Classes for Kids and 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.

$40/class

$250/session winter, spring, fall 8-week session PLUS performance showcase, bonus classes and free admission to public shows

$550/year includes FALL/SPRING/WINTER Sessions (Up to 3940 weeks of classes, showcases etc)

 

Comedy Camp Week 2 July 20 Showcase

comedycampnyc.com

It is not too late to sign up for Summer 2018

CLICK HERE

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. Regular students – those signed up for FULL week of camp or 8-week winter, spring or fall sessions – invited to perform at the club, FREE admission to bonus masterclasses classes added between sessions and get FREE tickets to public professional shows.

MASTER CALENDAR of MANHATTAN CLASSES

Saturdays 10am COFFEE, DONUTS, IMPROV Adult Class
Saturdays 10am COMEDY 4 TEENS 13-17
Saturdays 12pm COMEDY 4 KIDS 8-12

MASTER CALENDAR of LONG ISLAND CLASSES

Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids Fall 2018 classes start Sept 9

$40 to drop in
$250 for 8-week program plus bonus perks

Kenan Thomson SNL wants YOU to join him on Stage NYC SUNDAY 4pm

Kenan Thomson from SNL wants you to join him on stage this Sunday in NYC
Calling all students from our classes in NYC and Long Island. Are you in town this Sunday? Do you want to get on stage with Kenan Thompson (SNL, Kenan and Kel, All That). The producers have contacted us directly looking for some fresh comedy faces from our classes to perform THIS SUNDAY. Contact Walter ASAP if interested at eightimprov@gmail.com

Kenan Thomson
Kenan Thomson Hosts

Kenan Thomson from SNL wants you to join him on stage this Sunday in NYC

Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson’s “Road to NYC” nationwide talent search for kid and adult comedians will culminate with a grand finale show at Times Square comedy hotspot Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway at 49th Street) on Sunday, May 6 with shows at 4:00 p.m. (kids) and 6:00 pm (adults).    The event is presented by Atlanta-based Simply C Productions, LLC.

Kenan Thompson’s “Road to NYC” launched in 2011 when Thompson and his friend, executive producer Cherie Chiles-Buchanan, invited young comedians to come to New York to spend time with Kenan at SNL and to perform at a comedy club in the city.  Since then, there have been comedy showcases in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami.  

As part of the “Road to NYC” search, two youth winners and two adult winners will be attending SNL on May 5 (the kids will attend the dress rehearsal and the adults will attend the live show).   Thompson will have one-on-one meetings with all of the winners at the show.

The 4:00 p.m. kids show will feature a special performance by Instagram sensation Russell Horning, aka “The Backpack Kid,” best known for his SNL appearance with Katy Perry.

Kenan Thomson will host the 6:00 p.m. adult show that will feature special celebrity guests.

To purchase tickets to Kenan Thompson’s “Road to NYC” visit www.carolines.com.  For more information, call 212.757.4100.   Ticket price includes a special VIP reception with complimentary food and drinks with celebrity guests.

“I’m so thrilled that we have engaged so many talented performers at our various events across the country!” Thompson said.  “We’ve found some great comedians during our search and I can’t wait to share in their excitement of performing in New York City for the very first time!”

Kenan Thompson is in his 15th season on “Saturday Night Live,” making him the show’s longest-running cast member.

Thompson has made numerous contributions to the show with his slew of hilarious impressions that include Rev. Al Sharpton, Charles Barkley, Steve Harvey and David Ortiz, and by playing memorable characters such as D.J. Dynasty Handbag, the scathingly fierce co-host of “Deep House Dish,” boisterous second wife Virginiaca Hastings and “Weekend Update” correspondent Jean K. Jean.

Thompson recently garnered praise from audiences for playing characters Lorenzo McIntosh, a convict who uses “scare tactics” with delinquents, and D’Andre Cole, the disruptive singing talk show host on the wildly popular sketch “What Up with That?” In 2017 Thompson received an Emmy nomination for co-writing “Last Christmas” from the popular “Jingle Barack” sketch.

A native of Atlanta, Thompson made his television debut as a member of Nickelodeon’s all-kid sketch comedy series “All That.” He and his partner Kel Mitchell debuted on a spin-off show, “Kenan and Kel,” in 1996. Thompson also had a recurring role on the WB’s “Felicity.”

Thompson showcased his voice talents as Greedy Smurf in the animated films “The Smurfs” and “The Smurfs 2.” His past projects include starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson in “Snakes on a Plane,” “Wieners” and “The Magic of Belle Isle” with Morgan Freeman. Thompson has also lent his voice to the animated comedy “Space Chimps,” the television series “Sit Down, Shut Up” and the Kobe Bryant/LeBron James Nike puppet campaign during the 2009 NBA Playoffs. Other feature film credits include “Fat Albert,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” “Good Burger,” “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Brother Nature, ” “Heavyweights,” “My Boss’s Daughter,” “Barbershop 2,” “Going in Style ” and “They Came Together.” He was the voice of Austin “Impresario” Sullivan in the Hulu animated series “The Awesomes” and Riff in the film “Rock Dog.”

Thompson lives in Florida and New York City with his wife and daughter.  

After School Program Teens Improv Comedy Show Workshops Times Square NYC

After School Show & Workshop Program for Teens  – QUICK LINKS
Public Shows in Times Square
Public Classes in Times Square and Long Island
EMAIL for booking needs and more information about public classes, summer camp private workshops and educational shows & workshops for schools,camps and community centers. Provide us with desired dates and programs, as well as expected attendance numbers for each program so we can quickly respond with a quote.

After School Program Teens Improv Comedy Show Workshops

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  • AVAILABLE Monday thru Thursday 4-7pm
  • Book at least TWO weeks in advance. (OR Present a NYC DOE Vendor Work Order)
  • 4:15 Workshop includes warm-up and performance games that introduce students to improvisation while teaching valuable life skills – public speaking, self confidence, listening, focus, eye contact, creative writing and more
  • 5:30 VIP Seating for 6pm public show, Pizza and Beverage Served (Usually bottled water, soda/juice also available)
  • 6pm Show – Interactive Improv comedy by the professional cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH based on audience suggestions and participation
  • Special Rates for Groups of 10 or more
  • FEES $300 includes Show, Workshop, Pizza, Beverage and Service for up to 10 students, plus one chaperone, $30/Additional Student , ONE Free chaperone per 10 students, $20/Additional Adult Chaperone. Base rate due minimum of two weeks before event date. Balance for additional guests can be paid the day of the event.

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PRIVATE SHOW FOR STUDENT GROUP

We host groups form schools, camps and community centers almost daily.

  • Available Monday thru Friday 10am-4pm
  • $500 up to 40 students plus 5 adult chaperones. 60-minute show plus 30 minutes for lunch (If we do not provide students may bring their bagged lunches to the theater and consume at their seats)
  • $12.50/additional student (Max capacity 150pp)
  • $5/student optional  45-minute workshop before/after show
  • $7.50pp Optional pizza party lunch/dinner option

TOURING K-12 SCHOOLS, CAMPS, COMMUNITY CENTERS

The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH has been performing at K-12 Schools since 2003 for in school assemblies, after school, summer camp programs, PTA Nights/Fundraisers and even public programs at libraries, JCCs and more.

In addition to shows, we offer workshops, residencies and professional develop, using Improv comedy to entertain as well as teach valuable life skills. We often work with corporate teams and bring those skills for the works force into schools, especially for teens that will soon find them selves competing for jobs and advancement in the all to soon coming years.

 

COMEDY KIDS Online TV Show

COMEDY KIDS Online TV Show
EPISODE 1 PART 2
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COMEDY KIDS Online TV Show

The Comedy Kids is an online series featuring kids and teens performing short-form improv comedy in front of a live studio audience.
Hosted by Walt Frasier, the show is filmed in New York City and Produced by Improv 4 Kids 

COMEDY KIDS Online TV Show

COMEDY KIDS Online TV Show
Episode 1 Cast

Host: Walt Frasier

Cast:
Avery Lender
Che Johnson
Liam Byrne
Ethan Harkavy
Judah Angert
Luna Austin
Matthew Gerety

Directed by Laurice Fattal
Production Asst: Charnette Soto

Want to perform? All of the performers in this programming are students form our classes for kids and teens. Check our programming in Times Square, Greenwich Village, Long Island and beyond.

FALL 2017 PUBLIC CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS

COMEDY KIDS TV

  • TIMES SQUARE – Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street 10019
    Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens 13-17yo
    Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids 8-12yo
    First Day 9/9, Showcase Day 11/4, Bonus Classes 11/11, 11/18
  • DOWNTOWN – Greenwich Village Comedy Club 99 Macdougal Street 10012
    Sundays 1pm Comedy 4 Teens 13-19
    First Day 9/24, Showcase Day 11/19
  • FARMINGDALE, LONG ISLAND
    Saturdays 10am Youth Improv Classes (Ages 10-15)
    First Day 9/23, Showcase Day 11/18

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. We present 8-week programs Winter, Spring and Fall as well as a growing Summer Camp Program. We host private sessions for student groups and we send teachers to schools, camps, and community centers for workshops and residencies, after school programs and more.

We add shows & workshops daily for student groups. We also send teachers out to schools, camps and community centers for in-school, after school and weekend workshops, classes and residencies. Let us create our public program at your location. Add Improv to any after school program. Host a workshop to introduce the art form and valuable life skills to your classes.