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. 

 

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.  

Summer Camp 2018 NYC Comedy for Teens & Kids

SUMMER CAMP  2018 Improv Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy for Teens & Kids
EMAIL for more information about public classes, summer camp private workshops and educational shows & workshops for schools,camps and community centers. In addition to offering our own summer camp we host groups daily for shows and workshops as well as send shows and teachers throughout the New York area, as well as Washington DC, Philladelpia, PA and Boston MA markets and beyond.

Summer Camp 2018

Summer Camp 2018 Schedule of Sessions

  • Summer Camp WEEK 1 July 9-13
  • Summer Camp WEEK 2 July 16-20
  • Summer Camp WEEK 3 July 23-27
  • Summer Camp WEEK 4 July 30-August 3
  • Summer Camp WEEK 5 August 6-10
  • Summer Camp WEEK 6 August 13-17
  • $500 includes 5 days of classes, 9:30a-3:30p in Improv, Stand-Up, Sketch Comedy (NEW in 2018) Watching Professional Shows, Performance Showcase on Friday at 1pm, Lunch & Snacks. Early Drop off starting at 8:45. Late pick up till 4pm
  • Sign up for multiple weeks and save – $150 off for TWO Weeks, $400 off for FOUR weeks, $800 off for SIX weeks
  • Look for our teachers at your local camp programs, too!AUGUST 6-9 in Southern Jersey / Philadelphia burbs
    Mini Camp Mt Laurel NJ 9:30-11:30 CLICK HERE
    Mini Camp Cherry Hill NJ 2-4pm CLICK HERE

Summer Camp 2018

Join us for one or more weeks of camp and dive into a full comedy program with daily classes in Improv Comedy, Open Mic style sessions in Stand-Up Comedy performance and NEW this summer, classes in Sketch Comedy writing and performance.

Over the course of a week, in addition to developing creative writing and live performance skills, students are trained in public speaking, team work, listening, focus, and more. Students develop self confidence and respect, returning to school in the fall as leaders.

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What can students expect at camp?

Monday thru Thursday, (see below for Friday schedule) for students arriving as early as 8:45am, we allow use of the stage to work on stand-up routines and encourage students to continue work writing in journals.

Starting at 9:30 am we run a morning warm-up and Improv Comedy Session. The students will play a series of games that develop both team and individual skills before playing performance games that may be played in the final showcase. Every week we introduce at least 1 new game while review games returning students have played in the past.

Around 11am students participate in a open mic style session, where each can share a story with the group. In each Open mic session we work towards turning stories of experience and observation into original comedy routines by weeks end.

By noon each day students are enjoying lunch. We provide a rotating menu of sandwiches, pizza and more. We try to accommodate special dietary needs but have limited resources and recommend strict dietary needs be met by food from home.

Last year we expanded our scope, introducing students to musical Improv styles

New for Summer Camp 2018, students will be exposed to classic sketch comedy routines  (Abbott & Costello, Lucille Ball,  as well as encouraged to try writing their own sketches. This process starts in the same way as stand-up comedy – brainstorming from personal experience and observation for sketch ideas.

In the remaining time each day we have additional Improv and Open Mic Time. At least once per week students enjoy the professional cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH perform.

Fridays are all about preparing and performing a showcase. In the morning students write and mock-perform a show. During lunch break our teachers provide notes and ideas to help sharpen the performance. Family and friends are invited to the afternoon performance. We video every show and provide links to you to share with friends and family that could not make the performance.

Summer Camp 2018

SPRING CLASSES and SUMMER CAMP Schedules and Discount Rates

– MASTER CALENDAR of MANHATTAN CLASSES
– MASTER CALENDAR of LONG ISLAND CLASSES

CLICK ABOVE LINKS, Select Class day/time. Select registration option. Proceed to check out.

Saturdays 10am COMEDY 4 TEENS CLASS Times Square NYC
Saturdays 12pm COMEDY 4 KIDS CLASS Times Square NYC
Sundays 6pm COMEDY 4 KIDS/TEENS CLASS Farmingdale, Long Island
SUMMER CAMP 2018 Times Square NYC Starts July 9

WINTER CLASS SHOWCASES

March 17 (NYC) ; March 18 (LONG ISLAND) Talk to your teachers this weekend about specific times.
INVITE THE WORLD so all can have a great audience.

STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Saturday March 24 Winter Classes; Saturday May 26 Spring Classes
Open to all students and families from ALL classes for kids/teens
1pm Master Class with Walt Frasier, Artistic Director
2:30 PIZZA PARTY for students and families – The whole family is invited for the 3pm Show.  We will get pizza. There is a 1 drink minimum/guest at the show. RSVP ASAP Family Name and number of attendees for the class and show. Tickets to the show (reg $25pp) and pizza are on us for all that have attended the entire session and their families. We ask all purchase a beverage ($5-15/drink plus tax/tip includes plenty of non alcoholic options) before show starts to go with the pizza.

SPRING SESSIONS Start April 7/8

PLEASE NOTE: In the past we have often lost students for Spring Showcases in June, so we will be running Showcases before memorial day with lots of classes after the 3 day weekend.
We may run a second showcase, if there is interest, at the end of June as well.
FEES
$40/week
$150/Month (4 weeks)
$250/10-12 weeks of classes, performance and FREE tickets to professional show
Click links below for my discount coded rates!!!
CONTACT ME FOR ADDITIONAL SIBLING SPECIALS!!!

NYC Saturdays  10am Teens, 12pm Kids

April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12
SHOWCASE May 19
MAY 26 1p-4:30 Student Appreciation Day (See Above)
BONUS CLASSES 11am for all students June 2, 9, 16, 23

LONG ISLAND  Sundays 6pm

April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13
SHOWCASE MAY 20
MAY 26 1p-4:30p Student Appreciation Day (See Above)
BONUS/MAKE-UP CLASSES in June 3, 10
Our LI program is small so we can only build in a couple bonus classes, however you are welcome to join us in the city at any time for Saturday programs as make-up sessions
We have added more weeks to our summer program due to popular demand
SIX WEEKS in total. You can sign up for 1, 2, 4 or all 6
Rates via Discount link
ONE WEEK $400 (reg $500)
TWO WEEKS $750 (reg $850)
FOUR WEEKS $1350 (reg $1600)
SIX WEEKS $1600  (reg $2200)
Monday- Thursday
8:45am-9:30 Drop Off
9:30-11:30 Morning Session
11:30-12:30 LUNCH
12:30-2:30 Afternoon Session
2:30-3:30 OPEN MIC – chance to perform stand-up and Improv for class mates in mock performance mode.
3:30-4pm Pick up/Dimissal
Friday
8:45am-9:30 Drop Off
9:30-12p Dress Rehearsal
12p-1pm LUNCH
1pm SHOWCASE Friends and Family Invited

Always Be Creating: Stand-Up Comedy is a 24/7 activity

Always Be Creating :This blog is specifically for our comedy students, many of whom have been with us for 3 or more years.

Always Be Creating

by Walt Frasier @waltfrasier

 

When you are in school, every thing has a clear beginning middle and end. Each semester has that first day of orientation, followed by weeks of classes, ending with a final exam. Along the way their are lectures, class projects, homework assignments, term papers, pop quizzes, and major section tests. But by the end of the semester/year there is a clear arc. The next semester may or may not relate to this semester – except for math of course.

If you were to do a play in school, you have auditions, first read through, rehearsals, tech week, opening night and just a few days later, closing night. Then you are left with that feeling of “NOW WHAT?” or something we called in school “POST MORTEM”. It is that feeling you get when you go form intense 24/7 schedule to nothing and you grasp for purpose. As a young artist it is difficult to see past this next 24 hours.

THERE IS NO END TO PROCESS

As a professional every show becomes just another show. This is not to say they are not as special. But the more shows you do the more important you pick up and continue living. Same goes true with your material.

No open mic or show is ever the finished product. The process of creating new material, developing it and performing for a real audience is never ending.

I want our students to stop thinking of each class cycle as a time to create 2-3 more minutes of material that will be performed once on the last day of class and never again.

Instead think of every open mic session as a show, and adopt this process.

Every time you get on stage try something new – EVERY TIME! Never waste a second of stage time.

Before getting up on stage jot down a few things you want to talk about. If you have a routine that has been worked on for a  few sessions, outline your work before getting on stage. Collect your thoughts. Maybe you want to work on some old material form a year ago and perfect it. CLOSE YOUR EYES and envision yourself succeeding as a comic on that stage.

HAVE FUN UP THERE!!!

Take stage. Attack the stage with a fierceness – even if your style is to be Steven Wright-ish. Grab that microphone and show us what you’ve got to offer.

The second you get off stage, then take a moment to reflect what just happened.

How did the audience respond to the material? It is not always about getting a laugh. Especially with new material. Perhaps you have not found the funny yet, but did the audience seem to care about your story? Did they react to it at all?

Remember, Open Mic sessions are not the best reads for material. The room is filled with other comics hopelessly worried about their material. So if you get a laugh at a Mic, right that down; but even if they look up and take notice, that can be something too.

DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!

Last weekend a 10 year old comic presented a potentially VERY compelling argument having to deal with Star Wars. The comic was on to a great idea, except the support for the argument literally was “THIS” and “THAT”. A couple things said were just not true. Working against him is the fat that he is 10 years old and I am a 45 year old Star Wars geek. That being said I told the comic I do not necessarily disagree with the basic premise of the story. About 10 minutes on google could remedy this problem.

One of the reasons I love stories about personal experiences and observations is that they are never wrong. This thing happened to you. As a comic you may exaggerate reality a bit for the laugh, but it is your personal story mixed with fiction. There is no wrong.

The second you start talking pop-culture – especially in today’s world of social media and comic cons, where geeks know WAY TOO MUCH about their favorite shows and movies and performers – you need to get your facts straight. How you interpret those facts – YOUR OPINIONS – is fair game.

Same goes true with history and politics, even in this world of #fakenews and #alternativefacts.

When you make an argument for or against a real thing, the facts have to be accurate. You can make bizarre analogies, interpretations and conclusions but make sure your facts are solid.

These days this takes 2-5 minutes (10 at the most) on google. Don’t be lazy.

OR…

At least have “alternate facts” that sound real for the sake of comedy. I hate this in politics and news media, but in fiction ANYTHING GOES.  It’s just sad that politics and news media appears to be more like fiction every day.

These FAKE FACTS need to be totally convincing. It can be fun to watch an audience scratch their heads and wonder “Wait, is that true?”

Warning: their will be backlash from some, but some artists want that. Like I said above, it is not always about getting a laugh. As artists we have the ability to make folks think and feel. The emotion – laughter or otherwise – is what keeps most coming back. Many like to be challenged intellectually, though. Without the wink, they will see what your doing and love it. Always Be Creating!

But it all begins with process.

  • Always Be Creating: Brainstorm some new ideas every week.
  • Get yourself to an OPEN MIC or otherwise get on stage as often as possible to try out these ideas with an audience.
  • Continue to flesh out the ideas on stage and paper.
  • EVERY TIME you get on stage try something new – new material, new way of presenting old material, changing a single word for a certain effect, changing the pace/rhythm of the same words.

Comedy is more trial and error than scientific method, but like a scientist, TRACK EVERYTHING in your journals, so you can make educated strategy the next time you take stage.

Don’t wing it. Always have plan. When that plan derails due to the audience or other factors, let those moments breathe. Don’t panic. Just keep talking. Trust yourself and see/hear/feel what happens.

AGAIN when you get off stage record the good, the bad, the ugly. What worked? Bombed? What new thing was exciting to you and the audience?

The cycle never ends till the day you stop doing comedy.

JOURNALING YOUR IMPROV COMEDY

I focus on Stand-Up with this blog because it is easier to see the process, but Improv Comedy and Acting should have a journal process as well.

Every time you take stage, record the experience in your journal.

  • Where did the scene take place and how did you interact with your environment?
  • What was the relationship and how did you and your scene partners play that relationship?
  • What was your character? Is this a character you might want to try again in a different scenario? Did they have a job? How Old? How was this character like you? How different?
  • WHAT HAPPENED? Did you have a strong action choice?
  • PANTOMIME? Did you create a strong WHO, WHERE WHAT with your physical performance as much as your words?
  • Always Be Creating

Actors can double and triple their time in classes and rehearsals with a few simple journal entries. By taking a second to write down an experience that experience is melded to your memory core. Days,weeks, and sometimes years later, you will call upon this moment to support a new moment.

– Walter @waltfrasier

PS Remember you homework! Start every day with a smile. AS my students it is your job to make the rest of the world smile and laugh. NEVER wait for the world to make you smile. It will too often disappoint. But more of us making the world smile makes for a better world!!!

INTERESTED IN TAKING COMEDY CLASSES? 

– MASTER CALENDAR of MANHATTAN CLASSES
Adults Saturdays 10am COFFEE, DONUTS, IMPROV Adult Class
Teens Saturdays 10am COMEDY 4 TEENS
Kids Saturdays 12pm COMEDY 4 KIDS
– MASTER CALENDAR of LONG ISLAND CLASSES
Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids/Teens (Most participants ages 9-14)

Always Be Creating
Always Be Creating

NYC COMEDY SHOWS
 TIMES SQUARE IMPROV COMEDY SHOWS
Saturdays/Sundays 3pm (All ages friendly, PG rated Comedy)
– BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWS
9pm/11pm Nightly (9pm OK for most NYC teens, 11pm strictly 21 and over)

Always Be Creating
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH tours nationwide to Schools and Events

Always Be Creating

PLEASE Always Be Creating

Always Be Creating

Luna Discovers Random Humor Comedy Routine

Luna Discovers Randomness in Comedy.

From November 4, 2017 comedy showcase from our Times Square NYC fall classes. EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more.

Our students develop these routines all by themselves. We help direct our kids and teens to better performances and give them some basic structure. We help find better ways to tell a story. We sometimes step in to say a certain idea/claim is factually incorrect, because the young mind has not been exposed to certain truths yet.  But sometimes you just have to let the mind of this 10 year old go. I also tell our students if what you do is funny – if it works – EVERY rule can be broken. The best artist redefine the rules for their own work and generation. Only a egomaniac of a teacher stands in the way of progress and creativity for the sake of technique (too many of those in acting as is).

See both shows (NOON kids and 10am teens programs) from Nov 4 in full CLICK HERE

NEW – LONG ISLAND CLASSES

Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids & Teens 
Improv Comedy Class for kids & teens.. These were previously private programs now open to the public. Great group of students already meet every Sunday night.  COME PLAY WITH US!!! All students are invited to bring their family to our professional shows Saturdays/Sundays at 3pm in NYC

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

TIMES SQUARE classes winter session starts January 6, 2018

Saturday 10 Comedy 4 Teens
Saturday 12p Comedy 4 Kids 
Sunday 1pm ADVANCED Comedy 4 Teens by invitation only

NYC Comedy Classes include instruction in both Improvisation and Stand-Up Comedy. Each week students play various warm-up, technique and performance Improv games designed to teach performance and life skills. We run 8-week programs (actually 9-11 weeks with bonus classes and showcase) Winter, Spring and Fall as well as Summer Camp. Regular students also receive FREE tickets for the whole family to our public shows by the professional cast.

WINTER 2018 Registration includes

January 6, 12, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Bonus Classes March 3, 10
Showcase 17

Live shows in Times Square 

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Over 6000 professional Improv Comedy Shows in Times Square and touring nationwide since 2002. The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH

COME BE A PART OF THE SHOWS

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

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  • Field Trips to Times Square
  • Touring K-12 Schools, Camps and Community Centers
  • Workshops
  • After School Programming
  • Residencies
  • Professional Development for Teachers
  • NYC DOE VENDOR via Improv Theater LLC

Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens plays 300+ shows for K-12 groups in Times Square and touring Schools, Camps and Community centers throughout the New York City Tri-State Area and beyond. We host student groups for day time field trips and at our public shows. We present school assemblies, PTA Nights, Fundraisers and more. Many schools use our teaching artists for after school programming where we recreate our public classes. EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more.

MICK discovers the dark side of comedy

OH MY! Mick delivers a hilarious routine. You will never think of pet stores the same

 

From November 4, 2017 comedy showcase from our Times Square NYC fall classes.
EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more.
See both shows (kids and teens programs) from Nov 4 in full CLICK HERE

NEW – LONG ISLAND CLASSES

Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids & Teens 
Improv Comedy Class for kids & teens.. These were previously private programs now open to the public. Great group of students already meet every Sunday night.  COME PLAY WITH US!!! All students are invited to bring their family to our professional shows Saturdays/Sundays at 3pm in NYC

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

TIMES SQUARE classes winter session starts January 6, 2018

Saturday 10 Comedy 4 Teens
Saturday 12p Comedy 4 Kids 
Sunday 1pm ADVANCED Comedy 4 Teens by invitation only

NYC Comedy Classes include instruction in both Improvisation and Stand-Up Comedy. Each week students play various warm-up, technique and performance Improv games designed to teach performance and life skills. We run 8-week programs (actually 9-11 weeks with bonus classes and showcase) Winter, Spring and Fall as well as Summer Camp. Regular students also receive FREE tickets for the whole family to our public shows by the professional cast.

WINTER 2018 Registration includes

January 6, 12, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Bonus Classes March 3, 10
Showcase 17

Live shows in Times Square 

improv

Over 6000 professional Improv Comedy Shows in Times Square and touring nationwide since 2002. The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH

COME BE A PART OF THE SHOWS

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

improv

  • Field Trips to Times Square
  • Touring K-12 Schools, Camps and Community Centers
  • Workshops
  • After School Programming
  • Residencies
  • Professional Development for Teachers
  • NYC DOE VENDOR via Improv Theater LLC

Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens plays 300+ shows for K-12 groups in Times Square and touring Schools, Camps and Community centers throughout the New York City Tri-State Area and beyond. We host student groups for day time field trips and at our public shows. We present school assemblies, PTA Nights, Fundraisers and more. Many schools use our teaching artists for after school programming where we recreate our public classes. EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more.

TEEN STAND UP COMEDY SHOWCASE – Christian and Video Games

AMAZING stand-up routine in which Christian has hit bottom with his addiction – Video Games.

From November 4, 2017 comedy showcase from our Times Square NYC fall classes, this amazing stand-up performance by Christian shows the ills of playing too many video games. Christian has previously been a student of our kids’ classes for 23 years. At age 13 he is already a star among our teens. At this rate we expect Christian – and a few of his classmates – may join the ranks of 3 former students now performing shows with our professional cast. Another student has already booked his first TV gig at age 13.  EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more. See both shows (kids and teens programs) from Nov 4 in full CLICK HERE

NEW – LONG ISLAND CLASSES
FORMING THIS WEEK

Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids & Teens
New session starts November 5, 2017 – 5 week sessions in Improv Comedy for kids & teens for just $100. These were previously private programs now open to the public. Great group of students already meet every Sunday night.  COME PLAY WITH US!!! All students are invited to bring their family to our professional shows Saturdays/Sundays at 3pm in NYC

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

TIMES SQUARE classes winter session starts January 6, 2018

Saturday 10 Comedy 4 Teens
Saturday 12p Comedy 4 Kids
Sunday 1pm ADVANCED Comedy 4 Teens by invitation only

NYC Comedy Classes include instruction in both Improvisation and Stand-Up Comedy. Each week students play various warm-up, technique and performance Improv games designed to teach performance and life skills. We run 8-week programs (actually 9-11 weeks with bonus classes and showcase) Winter, Spring and Fall as well as Summer Camp. Regular students also receive FREE tickets for the whole family to our public shows by the professional cast.

WINTER 2018 Registration includes

January 6, 12, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Bonus Classes March 3, 10
Showcase 17

Live shows in Times Square 

improv

Over 6000 professional Improv Comedy Shows in Times Square and touring nationwide since 2002. The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH

COME BE A PART OF THE SHOWS

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

improv

  • Field Trips to Times Square
  • Touring K-12 Schools, Camps and Community Centers
  • Workshops
  • After School Programming
  • Residencies
  • Professional Development for Teachers
  • NYC DOE VENDOR via Improv Theater LLC

Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens plays 300+ shows for K-12 groups in Times Square and touring Schools, Camps and Community centers throughout the New York City Tri-State Area and beyond. We host student groups for day time field trips and at our public shows. We present school assemblies, PTA Nights, Fundraisers and more. Many schools use our teaching artists for after school programming where we recreate our public classes. EMAIL us for more info about shows, classes and more.

 

STUDENT GROUP TICKETS Off Broadway Improv Comedy Show, Broadway Classroom

Are you bringing a STUDENT GROUP to New York City in the next year?
Are you a tour booker interested in student friendly Off Broadway Shows?
Do you run trips for NYC area schools?
Are you a NYC area youth theater group?

Then this blog’s for you!

Student Group
Off Broadway Improv Comedy in Times Square Theater District; Great Workshops too! – Student Group Rates 

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STUDENT GROUP TICKETS Off Broadway Improv Comedy Show, Broadway Classroom

EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH – AKA Improv 4 Teens – is an off Broadway interactive musical comedy show based on audience suggestions and participation. No two shows are ever the same. Every 5 minutes the show’s MC interacts with the audience looking for hot topics for improvised scenes and songs. 3-4 segments invite audience volunteers on stage to more closely direct the comedy path. Hosted by Walt Frasier (Letterman, MTV, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains), the cast includes professionals comics, singers and actors from stage and screen. The show has entertained 5000+ audiences since 2004 in Times Square and touring colleges, corporate events and K-123 schools nationwide.

THE BEST STUDENT GROUP DEAL OFF BROADWAY

TICKETS to Evening Shows (M-F 7pm, Su 8pm), Weekend Matinees (3pm Saturday, Sunday)
$60 VIP TICKETS include 2 drinks and snacks
$25 General Admission Tickets require 2 drink minimum

STUDENT GROUP RATE of 10 or more just $25 (min $250/10ppl)
– NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE REQUIRED, NO ADDITIONAL FEES
– Beverage Included – bottled water, soda, juice
– Dinner Included – 2 Slices NY PIZZA
– OPTIONAL FREE workshop before the show

PRIVATE SHOW
$1000 for up to 40ppl Show, beverage, pizza
Additional Guest $20

DAY TIME SHOWS / FIELD TRIPS (Before 5pm Monday thru Friday)
– $600 up to 50 students, $12/additional student
– $1000 Up to 150 students
– Add Workshop $5
– Add Pizza and Beverage Lunch $8 (For daytime weekday shows, if we do not provide lunch, groups may brown bag it and eat in the theater)

WHERE
Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Just a few blocks from both Times Square and Columbus Circle.
1 Block Late Night with Stephen Colbert stage door
Less than 5 minute walk from all Broadway Shows

BROADWAY CLASSROOM

Don’t have time for a show, we have an amazing 90-minute workshop that is a must for any performing artist. We play a series of warm-up technique and performance games. We use Improv to teach character and story development. Beyond acting and comedy, Improv is great for teaching presentation skills, team communications and more. We use the same workshop to teach corporate team building, sales, service, management and professional development for teachers. It is our mission to deliver this program to teens and preteens to teach these valuable skills – often neglected in today’s core education systems –  long before your students enter the labor force. These skills help individuals become valuable team members and leaders.

IMPROV WORKSHOP
$500 up to 2 hours, 20ppl
– includes 1 teaching artist and space rental before 5pm
– a shorter version of this workshop included FREE in dinner/Lunch show options above.

INTRO TO IMPROV – This master class will teach a group of student the basics, often enough for performing artists to return home and start their own comedy teams.

MUSICAL COMEDY IMPROV – Learn a number of musical styles, develop stronger rhyming and rhythm skills

Below you will see students from our own public class program, as well as groups from Ohio National Guard program (2006), Touring Company at Wisconsin School (2008) and Walt Frasier at Queens High School with Mario Cantone and Eddie Brill when the visited our residency program 2010.

Student Group

Ethan on Netflix
Ethan Harkavy, Improv 4 Teens Student, on Netflix “Master of None” with Aziz Ansari