NYIT Winter Comedy Classes at the Broadway Comedy Club NYC
We may be adding classes but here is the plan thus far…
CLICK HERE to go directly to ticketing calendar or read below for more details
FYI All students are welcome at any of our public shows for FREE. RSVP to have your name put on list and tickets waiting at the door. There is a drink minimum at most shows but we waive the $25 admission fee. IMPROV SHOW CALENDAR – STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW CALENDAR NOT A STUDENT? Click dates / times to purchase discount tickets online up to two hours in advanced. Shows sell out so arrive early for good seats.
Saturdays 10am MORNING IMPROV JAM (All levels 18+)
Rotating roster of teaching artists will lead warm-up, technique and performance games. Come play with us, work out those improvisational muscles and network with other artists. Regular participants invited to perform on regular showcases throughout the week. $30/session. $100/4 weeks. CLICK LINKS for discount online registration.
COMEDY 4 TEENS Saturdays 10am (13-17yo)
COMEDY 4 TWEENS Saturdays 10am (10-13yo)
COMEDY 4 KIDS Saturdays NOON (7-10yo)
Our youth programs for kids, tweens and teens incorporates both Improv and Stand-Up Comedy. for 60-75 minutes every week students play warm-up, technique and performance games. Then each students is encouraged to share original stories that are eventually crafted into stand-up comedy routines. By combining both skills this class maximizes creative writing / thinking, public speaking, performance skills and so much more (self confidence, $200 for 10 weeks. Click links above to register online now and save. You can also preregister for WINTER/SPRING combo for additional savings.
CLASSES Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
BONUS CLASS March 5
FINAL SHOWCASE March 12
CLASSES April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21
BONUS CLASS May 28
FINAL SHOWCASE June 4
NOTE ABOUT SCHEDULES for Youth Classes. We do not take any weeks off. Due to varying religious, federal and other school breaks we run our 8-week programs for 10 weeks. We cannot accommodate everyone’s unique scheduling needs in a single class but try to make all get their money’s worth in any given session.
NEW YORK IMPROV THEATER is focused on providing safe fun environment to learn and play that encourages the shyest among us to tear down walls and take part in the activities. Sign up early as our programs are starting to fill up fast with return students and colleagues. If Registration reaches certain levels early enough we can add sections to meet demand.
New York Improv Theater (NYIT) is a division of IMPROV THEATRE LLC
Catch Walt Frasier this Summer on TruTV’s “Friends Of The People” now in their 2nd season. Go to Netflix – RIGHT NOW!!! – to see Walter in Lilyhammer (Season 3, Episode as the American comic performing at Steven Van Zandt’s Norwegian club. Also now on Netflix – Blue Bloods (Season 3, Episode see Walter in spandex body suit in first 5 minutes as Arnie the Homeless Avenger. Royal Pains (Season 6 Episode 3) as the Choking Victim. Past credits include sketch bits on Letterman (9 episodes Various sketch bits), Stankervision (MTV2 Sketch Comedy), Naked Brother’s Band (NICK and short THE JOKE with George Lopez), Hair Trauma (WE) and numerous commercials including Dr. Oz’s Fat Pants. Theater Credits include Off Broadway, Touring and Regional Theater, Opera plus over 4000 professional Improv Comedy Shows with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA LMAO Off Broadway. Improv 4 Kids, Improv 4 Teens, Absent Minded Comedy).
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Artistic Director, PATRICK REIDY is an actor, comedian, musician, and improviser in NYC. He can currently be seen as a host and improv comedian at the Broadway Comedy Club for the Eight Is Never Enough and LMAO-NYCInteractive Comedy Shows as well as touring with their family friendly cousin, Improv 4 Kids. He is also an established improv teacher, having taught for the Comedy Hall Of Fame and independent residences throughout the five boroughs. As a sketch writer and performer his work has been featured onFunny Or Die, College Humor, and the Absent Minded Comedy Show. He is a graduate of Salem State University and has studied improv, sketch-writing, stand-up, and screenwriting at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples Improv Theatre,andThe Annoyance Theater. Yes, and he would love to help you with your next artistic project!
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Andrew Del Vecchio is a New York based actor, improv performer, and improv teacher. After graduating Celebration High School and being part of it’s inaugural season of the Off Book Productions theatre group he received a degree in Theatre Performance from the University of South Florida. He has been performing with Eight is Never Enough since the spring of 2011 and has also been teaching with the Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation for over 2 years. Notable projects: Critters Castaway (Busch Gardens Tampa), FILM: The Last 5 Years, Lie Maintenance, Rhapsody, The Amazing Spider-man 2 TV: Deception ONLINE: Fine Fiiine Production. You can follow him on his Facebook fan page or on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine at @AndrewJDV
Liz Lord has been a cast member of Eight is Never Enough presents Improv for Kids and LMAO since April of 2012. After receiving her theater degree from Earlham College, Liz came to the city to act, direct, and teach. Favorite roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Liz in Chicago, and She in The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year. She loves performing in new work as well, and has been on stage for many of New York Cities various theater festivals. Liz has directed adults and children, and is the co-artistic director of the newly formed Three Bridges Theater. Teaching has always been one of Liz’s favorite endeavors. She has worked with Americorps to bring arts education to low income families, taught literacy through acting with the Central Park Historical Society, and acted as an assistant director for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation. Her favorite teaching position, however, has been teaching stand-up and Improv to kids with SGF Productions.
Brandon Ford has been a student of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH / LMAO since high school, where Brandon was a leader in the in-school weekly classes at Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY. Upon graduation high school, Brandon joined the team at schools and the Times Square club, performing along side the pros in K-12 out-reach shows and assistant classes and workshops.
Steven Prestia is currently with Lauren Singer Talent. He has appeared in various local plays and musical theater productions in addition to his comedic talents. He can be seen in the indie film “The Great Kevini” and will soon appear on the HonestlyAmelia.com web series (S2 E4). He is currently an Intern/Assistant Teacher with Improv 4 Kids on Saturday mornings and can be found performing at the Broadway Comedy Club with the Eight is Never Enough comedy troupe on select Saturday afternoons.