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Art of Slow Comedy Level 2

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

In the second level of The Art of Slow Comedy, you will apply the slow and patient style you learned in (Fun)damentals to create successful and more memorable two-person scenes. You will learn to trust your instincts, and know that everything you need for a great scene is off your partner. And you’ll get direct feedback from Jimmy on your strengths...

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$289

6 sessions

Art of Slow Comedy Level 1

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

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 be honest....

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$259

6 sessions

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Introduction to Filmmaking Immersion

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

Intro to Filmmaking is a hands-on crash course where you learn how to turn your ideas into finished filmed pieces. You will leave the class with a good understanding of the different types of media one can create, the process of filmmaking, and all of the elements that go into the creation of digital media. Everyone in class will be part of a team...

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$285

5 sessions

Improv for Veterans Level Alpha

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

In the alpha level of this class, students will learn skills needed to create strong improvised scenes. These skills include building ensemble, giving and taking focus, object work, and the concept of 'yes, and.' In addition, students will learn fundamental strategies for taking honest, personal experiences and turning them into compelling, entertaining...

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$272

8 sessions

Humor Doesn't Retire: Improv for Seniors Level 1

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

Our eight-week class will build over time, from the basics of Improv to working on scenes and games with one another. You will be with the same group each week, and this option will provide a more focused and cumulative learning experience.

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$170

8 sessions

One Person Show Workshop 2: More Writing and Story

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

You know what your one person show is. You've got an outline, the title, the poster (even if it's just in your head). Now you just want the actual script! This workshop is designed for writing, writing, writing. Specific writing exercises will give you the key points of your show: the introduction, how to take us into your world, the forwards, the...

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$200

2 sessions

Stand Up to Anxiety

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

This class is designed for people who are looking for ways to face feelings of discomfort and reduce avoidance behaviors in social, work/school, and family settings. Face performance anxiety and develop yourself as a solo comedic performer by writing and workshopping your own material. By understanding how earlier stand-up comics evolved, students...

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$325

8 sessions

Stand-Up Immersion

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

Develop yourself as a solo comedic performer by writing and workshopping your own material. By understanding how earlier stand-up comics evolved, students experiment outside their comfort zone and experiment until discovering their own unique style. Prerequisite:  Improv or Writing Immersion Level 1 Improv Level A Improv for Actors 1 Writing...

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$285

5 sessions

Creating a Musical Revue

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

Creating a Musical Revue is the highest level of our music program. You?ll be creating an original musical revue with weekly rehearsals and a show on our stage. Prerequisites: Musical Improv 1-3 and acceptance into The Second City Conservatory

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$750

16 sessions

Stand-Up 101

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

Develop yourself as a solo comedic performer by writing and workshopping your own material. By understanding how earlier stand-up comics evolved, students experiment outside their comfort zone and experiment until discovering their own unique style. Class culminates in a final performance on one of The Second City Training Center's stages. Prerequisite:...

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$325

8 sessions

Turning Stand-Up Into Sketch

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

So, you?re a good Stand-Up ? and now you want to expand your opportunities. Sketch is the way to go to develop live shows, packets, and digital content! This class will cover mining your existing jokes, improv, and turning your real life into fresh material. Get the most out of your funny!

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$170

4 sessions

So You Want to Try Stand-up

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

Have you always wanted to try stand-up but were too intimidated to try? This workshop will take you from "Wish I could" to "Wow! I did!" in a supportive atmosphere, practice finding the comedy in real-life experiences and turn them into a stand-up set. This class will include writing, discussion, a bit of improv, and will prepare you for your first...

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$70
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