We are gearing up for a very busy month of shows & workshops for corporate teams. We use Improv Comedy to teach corporate groups team, leadership, sales and service. In the past 10 years, clients include teams from HSBC, Macy’s, 360i, 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, HBO, and 100s more smaller/local firms.
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The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers high energy fast paced interactive comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every 5 minutes the MC interacts directly with the crowd and you decide what the next scene or song is about. Politics, Sports, your favorite TV shows and films and New York City itself all serve as topical subjects. Many games require the help of audience volunteers on stage to more directly steer the comedy pros. NO TWO SHOWS ARE EVER THE SAME!
All professional comedy cast includes international talent from STAGE, TV and FILM including WALT FRASIER (Billions, Friends of the People, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Letterman, MTV), AMELIA FOWLER (Top Five w/ Chris Rock, Power, Bull, Mysteries of Laura, Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods), THOMAS BURNS SCULLY (Comedy Central’s Broad City, HBO’s The Rock n’ Roll Project, and IVANA MENDEZ (StartUp on SONY Crackle, Wrecked on TBS).
HAPPY HOUR TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOPS
Our most popular package is our happy hour team bulding workshop. Bring your team to our theater at 318 West 53rd Street, between 8th and 0th Ave – just a short walk from Columbus Circle and Times Square subways.
Starting a new team, trying to bring an existing team closer together, or trying to build better sales and service skills, Improv games build self confidence, public speaking skills and creative thinking. We focus on building psychological safety in the team. We focus building amazing listening skills that help us close the sale and deliver better service that hearing what our clients truly need/want.
The event starts with a drinks and snacks. We put enough food out one could call it dinner. Platters of sliders, wings, fries and assorted chips & dips (including gluten free options with hummus, guacamole, salsa.) We also put out an assortment of candies for anyone craving a sweet fix. Drink service continues as we start a workshop. The food table is restocked one last time as well as the workshop starts and can be visited throughout.
After a brief introduction by the teacher(s) we start warming up. In a large circle everyone plays a series of games that get the team and individual ready to improvise. In these ice breakers we start to focus and build basic communication – listening, public speaking etc.
We play a few technique building games, learning basic Improv skills so all can navigate the work. The key here is YES AND… We learn to accept everything our team offers. This expands to accepting our team mates for who they are, where they come form, look like etc etc etc We learn to add to the team in a way that supports the work that has come before.
While playing the games we drop clues on how to use these games and techniques every day. Try playing a 2-5 minute game at the beginning of a big meeting. Try using YES AND… in your office – dealing with colleagues, staff, clients etc.
In 2015, Google released the findings of their 4-year study into what makes a successful team. ProjectAristotle found that the most consistent factor behind team success is Psychological Safety – meaning every member of that team feels safety to contribute and has a sense of value to the project.
“YES!” is all about accepting your colleagues and their contributions to the team. We create a safe space and level playing field for all. We accept our colleague 100% as is. EVERYTHING they say and do. We do not judge. We do not fear. We trust each other AND ourselves.
“AND…” is all about contributing valuable work and information to the team. We are going to take this to the next level by accepting our colleagues’ work, building upon with our own contributions. Performance drive is not a selfish process. We have a collective ambition to grow and achieve together as a team.
When the whole team embraces “YES! And…” we enter the learning zone together. No challenge is insurmountable when we work together in a supportive exchange of ideas and actions
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