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
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!
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.
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).
$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
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.
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 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
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
SUMMER 2017 IMPROV COMEDY
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 28WORKSHOP 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 6SHOW 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
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!
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
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