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The Art of Slow Comedy Level 1 – (Fun)damentals

at Green Shirt Studio - Lakeview 4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B, Chicago, Illinois 60613

The Art of Slow Comedy is a fresh approach to scenic improvisation, based on the idea that before you can be funny, you need to be real.  In this first level of Jimmy Carrane’s unique method, you will learn that you don’t have to invent something to be funny; audiences respond to real life situations and performers who are brave enough to...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 7pm - 9pm

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$259

6 sessions

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The Art of Slow Comedy Level 3 – Advanced Ensemble

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

In the final level of Jimmy Carrane’s improvisation approach, you’ll learn the nuances of long form improvisation — energy, editing, and walk-ons. From here, you and your ensemble will move forward to create weeks of fun-filled scenework. And the best part? The last class day will culminate in a class performance, open to friends and family....

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$259

6 sessions

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The Art of Slow Comedy Level 2 – The Guts

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

In the second level of Jimmy’s class, you will use the slow and patient style of The Art of Slow Comedy to create two-person scenes that are easy, effortless and memorable. Discover a new approach to improv that will make it as easy as having a conversation. Jimmy’s gentle approach strips away the pressure to be funny so you can create believable...

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$289

6 sessions

Intro to the Art of Slow Comedy

at Green Shirt Studio - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

The Art of Slow Comedy is a fresh approach to improv, based on the idea before you can be funny you need to be real. In this award-winning workshop, you will learn Jimmy Carrane’s unique method of improv, making it as easy as having a conversation.n.  You will be amazed how easy and fun it is to work this way, leading you to some of your best...

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$49

Improv at Work: Comedy for Better Collaboration

at General Assembly - Near North Side 444 N Wabash Ave 5th Fl, Illinois City, Illinois 60611

Full Course Name Improv at Work: Comedy for Better Collaboration, Communication & Creation Innovation comes from an intersection of art and commerce. It comes from creativity, which takes risk, saying yes to new ideas, and collaborating with those around you. Kick off 2019 with a hands-on improv workshop that will take you through a series of...

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$25

Clowning in Burlesque

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Annie-Mae Allure teaches you how to think and perform like a clown with 5 basic rules. These clowning techniques can be used for any style of burlesque performance, not just comedic! Be a clown and take your routines to the next level.  Workshop consists of a lecture and some light movement. Feel free to bring any prop or costume piece that...

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$25

Emcee/Stand-Up Intensive

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Have you been itching to get on the mic and make a crowd's slides split? Ready to put your voice out into the world? The Stand-Up Intensive is here to get you out of the audience and onto the stage! Taught by esteemed emcee, stand-up comic, and certified screwball Shirley Blazen, this workshop series will have you writing your own material, harnessing...

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$170

6 sessions

Shakespeare Intensive

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Join master Viewpoints Technique teacher and award-winning adaptor and director Robin Chaplik to explore every actor’s favorite challenge: Shakespeare! Using Viewpoints Technique and signature Piven games and exercises, students learn to connect with the organic emotions within these classic texts while becoming comfortable with Shakespeare’s heightened...

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$225

6 sessions

Slapstick (All Levels)

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Take your persona to the next level and nurture your inner screwball! We will use the *Force of Funny* to develop concepts and characters, injecting an act with powerful personality and moments to milk! Catering to all levels of dance, Slapstick Burlesque will elevate your stage presence by flexing those fearless funny bones with preposterous poise....

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$160

8 sessions

The Year of Yes: Collaborate, Communicate, and Create

at General Assembly - Near North Side 444 N Wabash Ave 5th Fl, Illinois City, Illinois 60611

Full Course Name: "The Year of Yes: Collaborate, Communicate, and Create better with Improv" Innovation comes from an intersection of art and commerce. It comes comes creativity, which takes risk, saying yes to new ideas, and collaborating with those around you. Kick off 2019 with a hands-on improv workshop that will take you through a series of...

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$35

Finding Your Forte: Singing and Performance

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Drawing on her experiences as co-founder of Forte, Chicago’s premier company focusing on opera, improv, and sketch comedy, master instructor Susan Payne-O’Brien brings her approach to singing and performance home to Piven! Unleash your potential by learning how the Piven Technique’s improvisatory methods can counter the self-concern that is so...

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$295

6 sessions

The Comedy Intensive with Steve Kaplan

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Steve Kaplan?s comedy courses have been has been attended by top writers, performers, directors and executives from such companies as DreamWorks, Disney, Aardman Animation and others. The Comedy Intensive workshop will help you understand comedy from the inside out: what it is, how it works, why it works, what's happening when it's not working and...

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$150

Humor Doesn't Retire: Advanced (The Hornswogglers)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Advanced Ensemble continues diagnostic training following from the classes in the Humor Doesn't Retire program while working on new material and exercises for an end-of-term class performance.

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$170

8 sessions

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Humor Doesn't Retire: Advanced Ensemble

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Advanced Ensemble continues diagnostic training following from the classes in the Humor Doesn't Retire program while working on new material and exercises for an end-of-term class performance.

No Upcoming Schedules
$170

8 sessions

Art of Slow Comedy Level 3

at Jimmy Carrane Honest Comedy - Sheridan Park 4407 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

In the final level of Jimmy Carrane’s improvisation approach, you’ll learn the nuances of long form improvisation — energy, editing, and walk-ons. From here, you and your ensemble will move forward to create weeks of fun-filled scenework. And the best part? The last class day will culminate in a class performance, open to friends and family.

No Upcoming Schedules
$289

6 sessions

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