THE COMEDY KIDS Are Now Online

THE COMEDY KIDS Are Now Online – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE COMEDY KIDS Are Now Online

New York area youth perform Improv Comedy the whole family can enjoy!

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Pictured: Luna Austin, Judah Angert, Ethan Harkavy, Che Johnson, Avery Lender; Filmed at the Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

That’s right the pilot episode of THE COMEDY KIDS is now online at www.thecomedykids.com. The show features amazingly talented kids and teens from New York City performing Improv Comedy in front of a live audience.

What makes this series so unique is the imagination of the young performers. While seasoned adult performers may have tons more performance training and life experience, a child’s mind is free to wander without the confines created by society, ego and insecurity.

This project has been the dream of Producer Laurice Fattal for years.  Along with show host, Walt Frasier, the two founded Improv 4 Kids in 2009, which has performed for 1000s of K-12 and family audiences at their Times Square club, schools, camps and community centers.

“I used to fear performing for kids,” explains Frasier previously not known as a ‘clean comic’, “but we soon learned that a child has a far more interesting imagination. Interactive scenes for adult club audiences always had the same predictable direction. Kids’ minds surprise you at every turn.”

When the troupe started offering classes in 2010, the idea for this show was immediate. Everything Laurice and Walt had witnessed performing for kids was multiplied when the kids took stage themselves.

“Some of these students have been with us for 5 or more years, taking classes, attending summer camp and even performing as guests with the professional troupe,” Says Fattal. “Their progression has been a clear path to this project.”

While the series is designed for all ages, young audiences love watching other kids play. All the jokes are made up on the spot by the performers.

The kids are watching comedy and humor they can relate to.

“I have seen twelve-year olds perform the best Improv scenes you have ever seen,” brags Frasier. “Adult performers try to be existential and in the moment. Kids are usually there naturally.” Walt Frasier, Liz Lord and other Improv 4 Kids teachers combine both Improv and Stand-Up Comedy. Some of the students, after years of weekly classes, comedy camps and live showcases, have 15-20 minutes of quality original stand-up comedy materiel.

Many of these kids are getting the attention of other producers, casting directors and agents. 13yo Ethan Harkavy appeared on NETFLIX’s “Master of None” Season 2. 12yo Judah Angert was invited for a private producer’s audition original Stand-Up Comedy on America’s Got Talent Season 12. Many are starting to connect with agents and casting directors, so keep your eyes open for amazing things in the future. Fattal gets emails and calls to see talent almost weekly.

Tune into www.thecomedykids.com regularly to see new episodes and feature clips from kids and teens performing Improv and Stand-Up comedy.

Send further press inquiries to

Walt Frasier

212-568-6560

www.waltfrasier.com

FRASIER PRODUCTIONS:

www.fpny.org

IMPROV COMEDY PROGRAMS

www.8improv.com

www.improv4teens.org

www.improv4kids.com

Birthday Parties Improv Comedy NYC

We now have two NYC venues great for a Birthday Party. Interactive Improv Comedy is the perfect party for any comedy and/or theater fan. Our cast is filled with professional singers/actors/comics that create an original show based on your suggestions and participation. VIP Seating guarantees your guests will be the focus of audience interactions. Private Party reserves our theater and cast for 2 hours. Want to go alla carte? Our general admission $5 discount ticket offerings via Improv 4 Teens is actually better than most of our group rate offers. We will still recognize your birthday VIP in the crowd but does not guarantee special seating, etc. General Admission tickets at any rate require a drink purchase (Two Drink Minimum for evening shows).

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VIP BIRTHDAY PARTY

  • $300 for 10 kids/teens plus 2 Parents/Adult Chaperons  $30/ Additional Guest
  • VIP Seating – Best Seats in the house reserved (reg $50-60)
  • Pizza Slice (From top local pizza joints) and a Beverage (Soda, Juice, Bottled Water)
  • MEET THE CAST – After the show the cast will help serve cake (provided by parents) and sing
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PRIVATE PARTY OPTIONS

We can shut down our 3pm show or add shows to the calendar with enough notice, including after school times

  • $600 for up to 20 kids/teens plus 2 Parents/Adult Chaperons  $20/ Additional Guest
  • larger groups – $1000 for up to 50 guests – $20/ Additional Guest
  • NYC Pizza Slice (From top local pizza joints) and a Beverage (Soda, Juice, Bottled Water)
  • Alla Carte Drink Specials for Adult (21yo+) Guests
  • MEET THE CAST – After the show the cast will help serve cake (provided by parents) and sing
  • Minimal Decorations. We cannot do any decorations for public show as they are distracting to other guests, however for private party we can allow minimal balloons, signage. No confetti and other decorations that create a difficult clean up operation.

PRIVATE PARTY w/o CATERING

Want to cater the party yourself? Want to just do a show w/o food & beverage?

  • $600 SHOW ONLY up to 50ppl
  • $1000 SHOW ONLY up to 150ppl

Remember, these rates reflect a bare bones model and do not include any service staff. Our cast will help set up the theater for a show. Additional set-up/clean-up, catering,food service etc is your responsibility. No outside alcohol admitted. If we provide beverage service, no outside drinks either.

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Additional Options

  • Add a Workshop $5/guest
    30-45 minute session gets you playing some Improv Comedy games
  • Cake or Cupcakes
    We can supply cake, cupcakes, cookie cake and other sweet options
  • T-SHIRTS $15/Guest (min 10, reg $20-30)
    Get a EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy T-Shirt for all your guests
  • Additional Catering Options
    We run corporate events year round with catering options $20-200pp. We can offer a number of menu options for any taste/budget including kosher, gluten free and other dietary needs. BBQ, Deli Sandwiches, Pasta, Greek, Mexican and more

SUMMER 2017 IMPROV COMEDY TOUR Shows Workshops

SUMMER 2017 IMPROV COMEDY SHOWS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, SUMMER CMAP, TOURING COMPANY – Can’t make it to Manhattan to see our public shows live. Our Touring Company is busy all over the Tri-State Area and beyond… Many are public offerings at libraries. In addition to hosting our own comedy camp we perform at camps from DC to Boston as well as host field trips to our times square theater.

Below listings with links are  OPEN to public

To inquire about private shows & workshops at our club or bringing our programs to nationwide, email us now
LIVE Weekly Shows in Times Square $25 at the door. $5 via Improv 4 Teens discount link CLICK HERE

SPRING RESIDENCIES 
Weekly sessions in
Farmindale Long Island NY
Glen Head Long Island NY
Teachers College Community School Harlem
NEST+m Lower East Side
Williamsburg North Brooklyn
Summit School Queens
Flushing High School Queens
Queens Prep Queens

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June 4 8pm LMAO ALL STARS – For the first time in over 2 years, a public show with nothing BUT our top players 2009-2011 Off Broadway Cast. June 4 Starring Patrick Reidy, Amelia Fowler, Andrew Del Vecchio,  Liz Lord, Thomas Burns Scully
June 26-29 Mini Comedy Day Camp in Cherry Hill, NJ
June 28 WORKSHOP at Locust Valley Library  Long Island NY
June 29 Show at Kings Bay Y Brooklyn NY
July 2 8pm LMAO ALL STARS – For the first time in over 2 years, a public show with nothing BUT our top players 2009-2011 Off Broadway Cast. Featuring LMAO Founders Walt Frasier, Laurice Fattal
July 6  SHOW at Glen Cove Library Long Island NY
July 7 Shows at International Sports Center Cherry Hill NJ
July 10-14 – SUMMER 2017 COMEDY DAY CAMP in TIMES SQUARE NYC
July 10 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from Woodmont Day Camp
July 11 WORKSHOP at Elmont Library Long Island NY
July 11 WORKSHOP at Locust Valley Library  Long Island NY
July 11 Show at Kings Bay Y Brooklyn NY
July 14 Summer Camp Show in Port Washington Long Island NY
July 14 Show at Kings Bay Y Brooklyn NY
July 17-21 SUMMER 2017 COMEDY DAY CAMP in TIMES SQUARE
July 17 Show for Summer Camp in Ocean NJ
July 18 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from Central Queens Y
July 19 SHOW at Islip Library Long Island NY
July 19 SHOW at Northport Library Long Island NY
July 20  Show for Summer Camp in Goshen CT
July 24-28 Mini Improv Comedy Day Camp Colchester CT
July 25 Summer Camp Show in North Hempstead Long Island NY
July 26 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from Innovation Academy Charter School
July 27 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from EDITH AND CARL MARKS JCH OF BENSONHURST
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AUGUST STARTING TO FILL UP TOO!

July 31-August 4 SUMMER 2017 COMEDY DAY CAMP in TIMES SQUARE
July 31 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from Central Queens Y
August 2 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from Lakeland Hills Family YMCA NJ

August 2 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from

P.S. 90 The Magnet School for Environmental  Studies & Community Wellness  

August 3 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from EDITH AND CARL MARKS JCH OF BENSONHURST

August 4 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from Harlem YMCA

August 4 Show at Kings Bay Y Brooklyn NY
September 1 FIELD TRIP in Times Square hosting group from Jennifer Tai Clover Prep Learning Center

FALL CLASSES START

October 18 WORKSHOP at Elmont Library
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COMING SOON – TV SHOW by KIDS & TEENS

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TOO YOUNG TO VOTE APRIL 22

TOO YOUNG TO VOTE APRIL 22 SHOWCASE FROM THE BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB NYC

Scroll down for complete video playlist of stand-up and improv April 22 Showcase of TOO YOUNG TO VOTE  starring Che, Syriah, Monty and Sammy and Hosted By Walt Frasier. Want to perform on these monthly showcases? Sign up for our classes (Winter, Spring, Fall weekly sessions plus Summer Camp) or send us your resumes via email. We also send shows & workshops to schools and community centers around the NYC area and beyond. Bring Improv to your community today!

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  • NEXT TOO YOUNG TOO VOTE May 21  1:30pm
  • CLICK HERE for CALENDAR of UPCOMING SHOWS and Drop In Classes at the BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB by professional Comics and Improv Artists 3pm Matinees for the whole family
  • SUMMER CAMP for KIDS & TEENS
    WEEK ONE July 10-14
    WEEK TWO July 17-21
    WEEK THREE July 31-August 4
    WEEK FOUR August 7-11
    Click links for discount registration $320/Week (reg $400)
    Additional discounts for multiple sessions sign-ups
  • SIGN UP SOON FOR FALL CLASSES. Keep checking calendar for updates

TOO YOUNG TO VOTE APRIL 22 SHOWCASE AT BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB NYC

Too Young to Vote April 22 Improv Objections & Opening Stand-Up

Too Young to Vote April 22 Improv Voice & Monty Stand-Up

Too Young to Vote April 22 Improv World’s Worst & Che Stand-Up

Too Young to Vote April 22 Improv Press Conference & Syriah Stand-Up

Too Young to Vote April 22 Improv Freeze Tag Emotions & Sammy Stand-Up

 

Take comedy classes in Times Square / Midtown West Manhattan at the Broadway Comedy Club. TONS OF FUN, Our classes combine Improv & Stand-up to best teach both Performance and valuable life skills – creative writing, critical thinking, public speaking, self-confidence, team, respect, listening, focus etc

More about class schedule (including SUMMER COMEDY CAMP) at
https://newyorkimprovtheater.com/comedy-school/
Saturdays/Sundays 3pm
LIVE COMEDY SHOWS the entire family can enjoy
Full calendar and discount tickets via
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/948042/prm/nyit

We host student groups daily for shows and workshops in NYC.
We also tour nationwide to K-12 schools, camps, and community centers
https://newyorkimprovtheater.com/improv-4-kids-teens/
http://www.improv4teens.org
http://www.improv4kids.com