NYC COMEDY SCHOOL

Our mission is to provide a fun safe space where the most socially anxious among us can let loose and laugh, playing improv theater games while learning valuable life skills. We have public and private sessions for Kids, Teens and Adults. 

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FALL 2019 PREVIEW

Saturdays 10:00-11:45am Comedy 4 Teens 
Saturdays 12:00-1:45pm Comedy 4 Kids 
Sundays 12:00-1:30p IMPROV COMEDY JAM $40 
Sundays 1:30-2:30 MUSICAL COMEDY JAM 

For all classes – stick around for our professional comedy shows at 3pm every Saturday/Sunday. Students and their guests get free tickets. 

MUSICAL COMEDY JAM

NEW this Fall!!! Sundays 1:30-2:30pm. Every week we will focus on a different song style. Great for both players and musicians looking to develop the art form. Just $20 to drop by at 1:30. FREE for folks from 12pm JAM that want to hang out and play/sing along. Stick around and watch the pros perform these styles at our 3pm shows (free for all students).
9/8 THE BLUES
9/15 IRISH JIG
9/22 SING IT – mock broadway musical
9/29 MONTHLY REVIEW

IMPROV COMEDY JAM

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Recent events for BDO, BING, JP Morgan Chase. Other recent clients include Twitter, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Master Card and dozens of smaller firms.

Join us for an adult playground as Walt Frasier presents a public version of his popular Corporate Team Building programs. Bring the office team or come to self enrich as we play a series of games that deliver laughs while building self confidence, public speaking and other skills that enhance acting performance as well as management/leadership, sales, service and team. Walt Frasier has hosted shows & workshops for teams from JP Morgan Chase, Bristol Meyer, 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. $40 to drop by. $100/month.

Sundays this fall at 12pm starting 9/8
12pm-12:30pm Warm-up and Technique
12:30-1:25 Master Class of various performance games
1:30 Optional – stick around for a 1 hour musical comedy jam

COMEDY FOR TEENS

  • SATURDAYS September 7, 2019 FIRST DAY OF FALL CLASSES
    $40/Class
    $250 FALL registration (12 weeks of classes, mock performances and 11/2 showcase)
    $550 prepay FALL/WINTER/SPRING sessions and save (If you don’t travel or get sick – that is 39 weekend sessions including 3 showcases and unlimited tickets to professional shows)

    9:45 Doors, 10:00-11:45am OPEN HOUSE Improv Master Class – first day of FALL classes focuses on Improv Comedy. Start your FALL Comedy Journal. 
  • SATURDAYS 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12 
    $40/Class. Included in FALL session registration
    9:45am Doors open (PLEASE BE ON TIME!!!). Arrive early and work on stand-up routines on stage or with your journals
    10:00am Improv Warm-up Games Circle up and develop individual and team skills/bonding
    10:15am Technique game(s) – work on creating WHO, WHERE, WHAT choices, pantomime work etc
    10:30am Improv Performance Master Class – Focus on one game that might be performed in upcoming showcase. Every one gets to play 1-2 times.
    11am OPEN MIC – Students develop stand-up comedy routines. Before getting on stage, organize thoughts/brainstorm ideas, perform story/routine for 2-3 minutes, reflect on work in your journals. As time permits students will play additional Improv games, present original sketch comedy etc
  • SATURDAY October 19, 26 FALL REVIEW/DRESS REHEARSAL
    Not open for drop in students. Fall session participants only.
    9:45 Call. 10am Split into 2-3 teams. Each team warms-up together and writes a mini show. 10:15 Teams will perform mock show for each other including both Improv & Stand-up. 10:45 notes. NEW These mock shows will be filmed and posted (unlisted and shared only with students/parents) online for students to review their work)
  • November 2 SHOWCASE 
    9:45 Call for all performers
    10:15 House opens to guests
    10:30 Show 
  • November 9, 16, 23 at NOON
    $40/Class. Included in FALL session registration 
    9:45 Doors, 10:00-11:30am OPEN HOUSE Improv Master Class. 11:30am OPEN MIC. 

COMEDY FOR KIDS

  • SATURDAYS September 7, 2019 FIRST DAY OF FALL CLASSES
    $40/Class
    $250 FALL registration (12 weeks of classes, mock performances and 11/2 showcase)

    12:00-1;45pm OPEN HOUSE Improv Master Class – first day of FALL classes focuses on Improv Comedy. Start your FALL Comedy Journal. 
  • SATURDAYS 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12 
    $40/Class. Included in FALL session registration
    12:00-1:30pm Improv Comedy, 1:30-2pm Stand-Up Comedy
  • SATURDAY October 19, 26 FALL REVIEW/DRESS REHEARSALS
    12pm Warm-up. 12:15 run a mock show 1:45 notes
  • November 2 SHOWCASE 
    12pm Call for all performers, 12:30 House opens to guests, 1pm Show 
  • November 9, 16, 23 at NOON
    $40/Class. Included in FALL session registration 
    9:45 Doors, 10:00-11:30am OPEN HOUSE Improv Master Class. 11:30am OPEN MIC. 

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Improv and Stand-Up Comedy help students discover their best selves building self confidence, creative writing, critical thinking and public speaking. We offer weekly classes Winter, Spring and Fall, plus Summer Camps. We also have teachers at schools, camps and community centers on weekends and after school. Each session starts with Improvisation, playing games that are a ton of fun while teaching valuable life skills. These are the same games we play with corporate groups to develop better leaders, team building, sales, service etc. For our public sessions we include Stand-Up Comedy, taking stories of experience and observation, then crafting original comedy routines. Each session ends a performance showcase of original and improvised comedy skits. The classes and workshops integrate perfectly with cultural arts, language arts and character building/guidance programming.

 

WINTER 2020

SATURDAYS 10am COMEDY 4 TEENS
SATURDAYS 12pm COMEDY 4 KIDS
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 29
March 7 DRESS REHEARSAL
March 14 SHOWCASE

February 15, 22 at NOON (FREE BONUS CLASSES for all students of winter classes)

SPRING CLASSES

March 21, 28
April 4, 18, 25
May 2
May 9 DRESS REHEARSAL
May 16 SHOWCASE

May 30, June

 

 

 

SUMMER CAMP 2019

After a VERY successful 2018 summer, and at the request of many parents, we will be running EIGHT weeks of summer camp in 2019 starting July 1.

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for Summer 2019
ONE WEEK $5450
TWO WEEKS $925
THREE WEEKS $1350
FOUR WEEKS $1600
EIGHT WEEKS $2600

TEEN SUMMER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Have you been a student of ours for the past few years? We have a new program that started in 2018. Teens available for four or more weeks of camp get a scholarship for extremely reduced registration fees in exchange for helping teachers manage classes as you learn all aspects of running comedy shows and classes – MC Games and Open Mics/Stand-Up Comedy, House Manage, Basic Stage Tech and play more advanced games, training to be future professional cast members with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH. In interested, EMAIL Walt Frasier  eightimprov@gmail.com Students will be vetted by entire teaching staff. To be considered one must exhibit leadership and team qualities – on and off stage – rising above and beyond expectations in our teen classes/students. 

VIDEOS from PAST SHOWCASES https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8DC293FB494D90E1

http://comedycampnyc.com/
http://improv4teens.org/
http://improv4kids.com/
http://www.eightimprov.biz/

Corporate Comedy
http://corporate-comedy.us

Discount Comedy Tickets
http://nycomedytickets.com/

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