Niki has been a student of ours since he was seven years old. Now a teenager, he has a lot of comedy war stories to share LOL. This was his final 2018 Summer Camp routine.
FALL 2018 COMEDY CLASSES
TUESDAYS 4:30pm After School Teen Improv Class
– October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
– Teacher Walt Frasier
– Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, Near Times Square & Columbus Circle
– FIVE CLASSES Just $100 (Reg $40/Class) CLICK HERE to REGISTER
SUNDAYS 5:30 Comedy 4 Teens Long Island
SUNDAYS 6pm Comedy 4 Kids Long Island
– Sept 30, October 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 4, 11, 18
– Teacher: Evan Schultz, Steven Prestia
– EIGHT CLASSES $150 (Reg $40/Class) CLICK HERE to REGISTER
SATURDAYS 10am Comedy 4 Teens NYC SOLD OUT
SATURDAYS 12p Comedy 4 Kids NYC NEARLY SOLD OUT
These Classes Started September 8. We can still accept a few new students at Noon but 10am is packed. Since 2010 we have been running weekly weekend classes for Kids and Teens every Winter, Spring and Fall plus Summer Camp. Classes fill up but if we know the numbers are growing we can add additional teachers. We have TWO teachers for Fall teen class. This program is mostly filled with former students from Comedy 4 Kids, now with us for 3-6 years.
Artistic Director: Walt Frasier
Walt Frasier has been with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy since the beginning in 2002. In that time he has hosted over 5000 shows and workshops in Times Square and touring Nationwide. Now considered a specialist in corporate team building, Walter embraces Psychological Safety and tries to teach the world to smile. At every workshop, Walter gives his students homework “Now that you have taken my classes, you are now comics. It is your job to make the rest of the world smile. Don’t wait for the world to make you happy first. Wake every morning and force yourself to smile and see how your world changes.” He has run workshops for JP Morgan Chase, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Master Card, American Express, NYC Schools (DOE VENDOR), Microsoft/BING, Twitter, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Home Depot, Enrst & Young, GM, KRAFT, UBS, UNILEAVER and 100s more smaller/local firms as well as training corporate trainers. Other credits include TV (Letterman, Friends of the People, GMA, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Lilyhammer, WE, MTV, NICK and more) Musical Theater (Off-Broadway, International Touring, Regional), Opera and can often be found entertaining as Santa, The Blues Brothers or as Piano Singer.
Ivana Mendez is most known for her portrayal of Martin Freeman’s daughter in multiple seasons of STARTUP. Ivana has been with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH since 2015. When not on stage Improvising she performs, directs, choreographs and teaches both in New York and Puerto Rico.
Evan Schultz – Long Island Company Manager
***NEW*** Now our director of Long Island classes and shows, Evan just played the title character at the Engeman Theater production of Shrek the Musical.
Evan Schultz has been performing with the Eight Is Never Enough Improv troupe since 2009! This New York native is a graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance as well as Voice and Speech. Off Broadway: LMAO, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever. Off-Off Broadway: Lost Boys or an Awfully Big Adventure, JAR’D, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, Hollywood-Hollywood!, Booth! The Musical, Dickens Condensed. Regional Theatre: Jekyll and Hyde. A Wonderful Life, Grand Hotel, Into The Woods, Sleeping Beauty, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Touring Theatre: Improv4Kids, Charlotte’s Web, 1776, A Christmas Carol. TV/Film: 30 Rock, Law and Order, Gossip Girls, Fringe, Cupid, When in Rome. Thank you to The Entertainment Group, friends and family for the love and support.
Samuel Van Wyk – NYC Comedy Manager
Samuel Van Wyk – now the New York Cast Company Manager – is an actor/improvisor based in New York City. As an improvisor, Samuel has performed for thousands of students and adults. He has also lead Improvisational workshops for all ages from kindergarten students to senior executives and everything in between. Samuel has lead workshops on the benefit of improv in a business setting for professionals in the education and medical field as well as corporate clients like IBM, Bing, and JP Morgan. As an actor, Samuel works in TV, Film, and Theatre. Samuel has appeared in such TV shows as Evil Talks, Diabolical, and Mysteries at the Museum. Favorite stage roles include Malcolm (The Full Monty), Hal (Proof), and Snoopy (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!).
Brandon Ford started with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv as a student of one of our in school residency programs in Queens New York. An immediate star, Brandon joined the staff as an intern when home from university. Brandon is now back helping with shows and classes. When not cracking up audiences with his comedy, Brandon is also an accomplished singer song writer. Look out for his new music , playing NYC clubs.
Steven started with us as a student. By age 16 he was a student leader, helping with professional shows and comedy camp. Now in college, Steven is a full cast member and teacher. Now, Steven can also be found performing stand-up comedy at Long Island comedy clubs. This long Island native is an active member in our new division offering shows and classes east of New York City.
Steven wrote this 3 years ago – “I’ve wanted to be a comedian since I was eight years old. I started out taking local acting classes but what I really wanted was comedy. When I was twelve my parents discovered Kids N Comedy at the Gotham Comedy Club. That is where I took my first comedy class. Once I got a taste of being on stage, I was hooked. Since then, I have attended numerous comedy classes and workshops to include Comedy College with Governor’s Comedy Club, ATNY, The Performing Option, UCB and Improv 4 Kids. I have been with Improv 4 Kids since I was 13 and I have learned so much in the last three years. Improv is my favorite thing as it is quick thinking and challenging fun. My goal is to one day be a Saturday Night Live cast member, so improv and sketch comedy is the way I want to go. I enjoy making up characters and the voices that go along with them. Improv 4 Kids has given me opportunities to be on stage doing what I love in an environment where I feel secure with a team that supports me no matter what.”