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.
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.
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 5pm, Friday 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
Teens (teenterns) 16 & older are welcome CLICK HERE
– Sunday/Tuesday 7:15pm Stand-up comedy
– Monday/Wednesday 8pm Improv Comedy
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!
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
NYC Winter Break Staycation Shows Classes and Comedy Camp – Kids Teens Families. NYC schools are giving the kids a full week off next week. We have activities to keep them or the whole family busy.
INTERACTIVE COMEDY SHOWS – February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 at 3pm $25 plus a one drink minimum (soda, juice and bottled water plus other options for adults and light food menu available). $50 VIP TICKETS include the best seats and a beverage (NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE required for VIP guests). EMAIL for group discounts and private shows. We add shows daily for student groups and tour nationwide to family events, schools, camps and community centers.
WINTER COMEDY CAMP* – February 17-21 9:30a-4pm daily (early drop offs/late pickups.) $125/day includes lunch & snacks plus classes in Improv and Stand-up Comedy. $450/week includes FIVE days with a performance showcase Friday 2pm for invited guests
Comedy 4 Teens Class* – Saturdays 10am for ages 8-12. $40 to drop by includes both Improv & Stand-up comedy sections.
Comedy 4 Kids Class* – Saturdays 12pm for ages 8-12. $40 to drop by includes both Improv & Stand-up comedy sections.
*If you sign up for a single class/day of camp, you can register for full session, prorated according to your start date. EMAIL us for additional sibling discounts, groups sales or private workshop requests.
No two shows are ever the same as the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA Improv 4 Kids/ Improv 4 Teens) takes stage. Every show features hilarious musical comedy improvised based on audience suggestions and participation.
Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 at 3pm
February 21 6:30p (Teens and Older only)
CLICK HERE for Tickets
General Admission $25 plus one beverage minimum
VIP Tickets $50 includes great seats and a beverage (NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE required for VIP guests).
EMAIL for group discounts and private shows. We add shows daily for student groups and tour nationwide to family events, schools, camps and community centers. Next week alone we are hosting groups from KINGS BAY Y and sending shows to THREE Brooklyn sites for New York Junior Tennis League.
WINTER COMEDY CAMP
CLICK HERE to register for Winter, Spring and/or Summer Camp. $125/day, $450/week. EMAIL us for sibling discounts, multiple week discounts and/or private workshop requests.
MONDAY February 17 itinerary
– 8:45am Early Drops Offs (Microphones on for additional open mic time daily, campers can get extra time rehearsing stand-up comedy ideas)
– 9:30am Official start of Camp Day, after a quick daily welcome we warm-up and work on Improv comedy
– 11:30am LUNCH and Open Mic. We take a solid 30-minute lunch break. The rest of the midday time slot allows campers to share a personal story of experience and observation. Over the course of the week, these are crafted into original comedy routines. FYI Lunches vary including pizza, chicken fingers, tacos, pasta, and sandwiches. We always provide vegetarian and other healthy options. For extreme dietary restrictions, we recommend sending a bagged lunch each day.
– 1:00pm After Improv Comedy session. The focus is on performance games that may be featured in the week’s showcase.
– 2:45pm Snack time
– 3:00pm Join the audience and watch the public performance of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH. If any family members want to join, the $25 tickets are on us, just purchase the one beverage minimum (included for campers)
-5:15pm LATE Pick-ups as needed
Tuesday 2/18 – Thursday 2/20 look very similar except during the 3pm hour one of our teenterns (teenage students that have been with us for 2-6 years) run one of their favorite team bonding games – they seem to love Mafia and Werewolf.
Friday 2/21 – Open ONLY to those signed up for the full week of camp.
After our morning meeting, the campers run a mock show, a dress rehearsal of the afternoon’s program. Before and during lunch teachers will provide notes on ways to focus the performances.
1:30 the house is open for audience while the students come together over some focus games.
2pm SHOWCASE features every students performing their original stand-up comedy and a 2-4 Improv games (as per class size)
Spring and Summer camp weeks will look very similar. While some students sign up for 2-9 weeks of summer camp, every week is an individual self-contained unit similar to the above itinerary.
Comedy 4 Teens Class* – Saturdays 10am for ages 8-12. $40 to drop by includes both Improv & Stand-up comedy sections. We have the microphones on by 9:30 every morning for additional stand-up comedy/open mic time.
Comedy 4 Kids Class* – Saturdays 12pm for ages 8-12. $40 to drop by includes both Improv & Stand-up comedy sections. We often run over a few minutes to give every student additional stand-up comedy time.
CLICK HERE to register for February 17-21 Winter Comedy Camp. Ages 7-17 welcome. Daily registration includes lunch and snacks. Full week includes performance showcase on Friday. You can also register now for Spring Break April 13-17 and Summer Camps, nine weeks starting June 29.
February 17-21 Winter Comedy Camp
We have been running summer comedy camps since 2014. This summer we will have nine weeks. February 17-21 will look similar. Sign up for a day, or the full week.
Monday-Thursday Feb 17,18,19,20
8:45 early drop offs and open mic, Microphones are on for anyone wanting extra stand up practice.
9:30 official start time. After a brief morning roll call, we start our Improv comedy class. Every improv session starts with warm ups and technique building games. Each session will include playing at least one performance game.
11:30-1pm Lunch and open mic. We take a solid 30-minute lunch break. The rest of the time is dedicated to stand up comedy. Monday starts with sharing a story of personal experience or observation. Throughout the week we build that into an original comedy routine.
1pm Afternoon Improv Comedy. After a brief warm up/focus game, we jump back into performance games.
3pm Fun Time. Once a week campers watch a professional show by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv, featuring teachers and counselors. Other days teen counselors run various team bonding games. Mafia is a favorite. Typical camp fun time.
4-5pm late pick ups as needed for working parents.
Friday is show day.
8:45 early drop off and open mic
9:30 warm up
9:45 Dress Rehearsal. Run a mock show
12:30pm lunch break and free time
1:30 house opens for show. Invite family and friends. Campers help seat
2pm Showcase. Each camper will perform their stand up comedy and a few Improv Games. Video of show will be posted unlisted for parents and grandparents that could not make the show.
A monthly showcase of our top students. Next show March 1. CLICK HERE to schedule and tickets.
Comedy Camp Final Week, Fall Classes 2019 QUICK LINKS – get discounted registration for classes and comedy show tickets by clicking links below
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv at LOL Times Square 711 7th Ave @ 47th Street. Fridays 5:30, Saturdays 5:30 fun for teens and older Click link for $5 tickets (reg $20) There is a two drink minimum.
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv at Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street @ 8th Ave. Saturdays 3pm, Sundays 3pm, Wednesdays 1pm All ages friendly. Click link for $5 tickets (reg $25) There is a one drink minimum.
****Comedy Students are entitled to free tickets to ALL of our public shows!!!****
COMEDY 4 TEENS Fall Classes Saturdays 10am ages 13-17 COMEDY 4 KIDS Fall Classes Saturdays Noon ages 8-12
Fall classes start September 7 and run every Saturday thru the end of October. The students will showcase their original stand-up comedy and improv games on November 2, 2019. All fall students are invited to bonus / make up classes November 9, 16, 23. So if you attend every week that is 12 weeks of classes for JUST $200 (reg $250 – rates going up to $300 in 2020)
While we are very proud of our students that have begun to get some national and professional notice in competitions and gigs on TV, commercials etc, we are much more excited to see all of our student become better students in all areas.
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.
NYC DOE PROGRAMING by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH, IMPROV 4 TEENS IMPROV 4 KIDS
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K12 EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS
We have been hosting New York area schools at our Times Square area theater since 2005. Each show is created on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Students are excited to see live comedy. In the process they are exposed to amazing music and theater.
WORKSHOP $300 up to 2 hours, 20 students, $15/additional student
While having a ton of fun playing Improv games, students learn creative writing, critical thinking, team communications, public speaking, listening, focus and self confidence. This is very similar to the workshop we present for corporate groups to develop team, leadership, sales and service skills. Full workshops recommended for grades 3 and up.
DAY TIME FIELD TRIPS $600 up to 50 students $12/Additional Student
10:30 Show is followed by a mini workshop element and time for students to eat their lunches in the theater
We have two theaters/casts and can seat up to 240ppl (inclusive of chaperones) at one time. SHows are fun for all ages Pre K and up. The shows are customized for the age group.
THE COMPLETE PACKAGE SHOW, WORKSHOP PIZZA for just $25/student
(minimum 10 students for group rates evening/weekends, minimum 30/$750 for daytime field trips)
Each group will get their own private teacher for a 60-minute workshop. Then enjoy NYC Pizza and beverage while helping create an original Improvised comedy show. The professional cast performs original skits and songs improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation.
To book email us your choice of dates, number of students/chaperones, grade level and prefer program form the above. Ask about rates for larger groups Title 1 and other special needs.
IN SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES
Improv 4 Kids played its first show when a Farmington, CT asked the cat of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH if they could play clean enough for an elementary school. In 2004 they played 4 Farmington Schools. Since then the cast has performed more than 6000 shows for K12 audience at schools, camps and community centers. A typical assembly runs 45 minutes, but we can offer up to 60 as per your schedule needs. The show is a series of 5-minute scenes and songs improvised based on audience suggestions. Most shows will invite as many as 20 students on stage to more directly steer the show.
NATIONAL BOOKING RATES – K12 SCHOOLS $800; COLLEGE/CORPORATE $1500-5000
NYC DOE RATES
$600 ONE SHOW up to 60 minute (1.5 hours with set-up) with four teaching artists.
$900 TWO SHOWS or SHOW/WORKSHOP COMBO 2.5 hours with set-up
$1500/DAY up to four shows/workshops (Can be split between sister schools) $6000/WEEK. Up to 20 shows/workshops, up to 10 schools
NO LIMIT on audience size providing school has sufficient sound system for the space. HOwever the show works best for audiences of <200.
Four teaching artist can work with up to 120 students for a single workshop
TECH NEEDS – Sound System designed for the space with 4 microphones (2 is enough for smaller spaces <100ppl). LArger theaters (500+) wireless lapels recommended. Piano or Keyboard (We can supply as needed)
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
We have been presenting weekly classes in Times Square and at NYC Schools since 2009. These students become leaders in their schools, mastering self confidence, public speaking and team skills. These student become better students that listen, focus and participate in class discussions. Some of our students have appeared on TV and commercials. A few have been hired by our company after graduating.
SINGLE WORKSHOP $300 up to 2 hours, FULL DAY $500 TWO 2-hour sessions
Compress into a single week or weekly in school / after school sessions
Each two hour session can be for one group OR two back to back 45-60 minute sessions.
We can use any class room, but we do request a space that is not shared by other activities.
Let us host your class for a workshop or weekly programming at our Times Square area theater. Have a student that may be interested in our public programs? Contact us for discount rates.
Public programs include stand-up comedy writing and performance.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for TEACHERS
Our professional development programming has two prime functions.
1) Our corporate style team building allows your staff to work together, better communicate with students and parents and better lead classroom discussions and lectures. We discuss psychological safety and other corporate team concepts. More advance sessions can deal with conflict resolution and other issues facing your specific team.
2) We teach how to use Improv in the classroom to engage students. As is, Improv games bring fun into the classroom. The laughter alone increases confidence and lowers stress and blood pressure. Improv teaches listening and focus. Rather than memorizing items for a test, engaged students absorb information and concepts. Use Improv to break the ice before a quiz or intense discussion. Use Improv to role play famous historical figures, characters from books and plays or demonstrate scientific principles. While we would love to work with every student every day, we understand this is not financially feasible. However learning to lead and teach Improv games is easy.
When the entire team – administration, teachers, staff and students – adopt YES AND… into their lives, the entire school changes. Suddenly all work together as a team. Everyone learns to listen and communicate their needs. Negativity due to lack of communication and understanding gives way to a collective goal.
A Scientific Case For Laughter
Humor and creativity work in similar ways, says humor guru William Fry, M.D., of Stanford University–by creating relationships between two disconnected items, you engage the whole brain.
For years we were all about being the most fun a school ever had on a field trip or at an assembly. Thank you notes told us we succeeded in this almost weekly. Then in recent years, thanks to feedback from teachers and parents, we realized we offered so much more, inspiring and teaching creativity, community and leadership. But now science tells us that perhaps our greatest gift to the students is the laughter!
What can laughter do?: Here are just some benefits for mental, physical and social health
Lower blood pressure
Increase vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood
Give a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles
Reduce certain stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline
Increase the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells
Defend against respiratory infections–reducing the frequency of colds–by immunoglobulon in saliva.
Increase memory and learning; in a study at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, humor during instruction led to increased test scores
Improve alertness, creativity, and memory
In children social play is critical to the development of social skills and emotional intelligence. Restricted play results in deficient social skills which can lead to life-long physical, mental, emotional and social problems. Laughter promotes childlike playful behavior. New research shows that playful adults continue to learn social skills and improve their emotional intelligence. Learning requires that one lower what linguists call the “affective barrier.” You can’t be uptight and learn much. You have to ease up and laugh to create. FROM http://www.laughteryogaamerica.com/services/laughter-education-733.php
Our program (should) always begins with a show demonstrating the art of Improv Comedy, getting the entire student body and staff laughing together. Workshops and Master Classes teach the basics of Creativity, Community and Leadership. Residencies develop future leaders while preparing for a public performance with in depth discovery into creative writing and thinking, public speaking, self-confidence and more. Professional Development programming gives your staff the tools to continue the work long after we move on to the next school.
Improv comedy shows & workshops pair well with a number of school programs.
Comedy is only the beginning
Our Improv shows & workshops, while disguised as modern comedies, are actually amazing music and theater programs. Our brand of Improv is basically a modern presentation of vaudeville. Creating laughs with bigger than life characters and stories. Every show includes 3-4 songs – madrigal, blues and irish jig just to name a few. Our longer shows include a mini Broadway Musical improvised on the spot.
Improv is a powerful tool to teach language arts, both written and spoken. Improv is storytelling. In addition to learning how to perform – public speaking, listening etc, we need to create original characters, setting and plots. We teach how to be creative, how to avoid writer’s block, and how to build an idea into a full story. In our simplest games (One WOrd STory etc) we are teaching how to use good grammar, diction and projection.
One of the most powerful aspects of Improv is building self confidence. We create a fun safe space where students can create and play. We discovered the concept of Psychological Safety in our Corporate programming. We now bring this into our K12 workshops as well As a result they learn to overcome fears of failure and judgement. They learn it is OK to mess up, and by not freaking out, better learn from mistakes. These skills pour over to create team and leadership skills. We have presented many workshops and shows in line with anti-bully programming. By building self confidence one eliminates a major factor that creates both bullies and victims.
HAVE FUN! But NEVER at another’s expense!
In 2015, Google released the findings of its four year study, Project Aristotle. The biggest takeaway is the importance of Psychological Safety to team success. Improvisations #1 rule, “YES! And…” is all about psychological safety. Playing a series of games, Improv teaches us to work together without ego and insecurity. We make bold choices that support and build upon our team’s offerings.
YES AND… & PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY + PERFORMANCE DRIVE = THE LEARNING ZONE “YES! And…” is rule #1 in Improvisation. “YES! And…” is all about team communications and performance. Psychological Safety is recognized as the #1 determining factor behind team success. (See Project Aristotle)
“YES!” is all about accepting your colleagues and their contributions to the team. “YES” is Psychological Safety! As we play Improv games we are all equals, regardless of age, experience, race, creed, personality etc. We create a safe space and level playing field for all to play. We accept our colleagues 100% as is. EVERYTHING they say and do. We do not judge. We do not fear.
“AND…” is all about contributing valuable work and information to the team. We are not going to let our colleagues do all the work by simply saying “YES!” We are going to take this to the next level by accepting our colleagues work “AND…” build with our own contributions, supporting everything that comes before our new addition.”AND…” is Performance Drive, coming from within.
When the whole team embraces “YES! And…” we enter the learning zone together. The entire team is now personally engaged in the success of the team. This brings out the best in all of us. We leave ego and insecurity behind. We trust ourselves and our team. We now are hyper focused on team success and its goals. The entire team accepts and overcomes challenges together. We do not fear challenges, we are not overwhelmed. The entire team wins.
The past two pages were written with our corporate programming in mind. More and more we are able to bring this valuable concept to students and teachers!
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.
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.
FREE CLASS Comedy 4 Kids, Teens Long Island Manhattan
MAY 20, 2018 SUNDAY 6pm Farmingdale Long Island New York CLICK HERE to register this class for free. If you enjoy the session, speak with teacher about signing up for the remainder of classes. FREE CLASS avail to NEW students only.
OTHER UPCOMING CLASSES with
DISCOUNT REGISTRATION LINKS
Classes regularly $40 to drop in, $150 for 4-week 1/2 session, $250 for full Session – Mini and full sessions include performance showcases, bonus classes and free tickets to professional shows. Classes include both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy. Each session students play warm-up, technique building and performance Improv Theater games. We try to introduce at least one completely new game each session for returning students. Most weeks students participate in a mini open mic style session where students share original stories of experience and observation, which are crafted into original stand-up comedy routines by showtime. Click highlighted links for discount registration.
SUNDAYS 6pm COMEDY 4 KIDS Long Island May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24
SATURDAYS 10am COMEDY 4 TEENS Manhattan SOLD OUT
SATURDAYS 12pm – COMEDY 4 KIDS Manhattan Part Two JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
JUNE 30 – Student Appreciate Day – All students from all spring sessions and there families are invited to our 3pm public shows featuring your teachers and other performers from EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH. There is a one drink minimum per guest but the tickets (reg $25) and pizza are on us. Fun time to get to know students / families from other classes. This Spring we have over 40 families and over 50 students involved in public classes (Not counting the 100s of students from our programs at area schools after school programs etc) and 1000s of students via workshops for school groups.SUMMER COMEDY CAMP Manhattan Starting July 9 CLICK HERE to sign up for SIX WEEKS Just $2200 July 9-13 July 16-20 July 23-27 July 30-August 3 August 6-10 August 13-17
Bring these classes to your School / Camp
We have a growing number of schools and camps hosting our programs on their campus. Whether a one time workshop or residency, our teachers deliver the same high quality programming for kids & teens as well as professional develop for teachers and staff.
Bring our student group to our Manhattan Times Square / Columbus Circle area for shows, workshops and more.
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH performs weekly at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019. Most shows are fun for all ages.
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.
$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
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.
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.