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Good improv classes aren't a lecture. You learn by doing. In The Art of Slow Comedy, you'll get plenty of stage time and personal feedback from master improv teacher Jimmy Carrane, who has taught thousands of students over nearly 25 years.

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Level 1: Fundamentals

Before you can be funny, you need to be real. Learn to react honestly and emotionally, building off the last thing that was said, and how to connect with your partner so your scene work will be more grounded and real.

Next class starts July 21

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Level 2: Intermediate

Create solid two-person scenes — the backbone of any good long-form. Learn to organically create characters that are based on real life by tapping into your emotions and your own life experiences.

Next classes starts Sept. 8 & 13

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Level 3: Advanced

Discover how to use a variety of energies, strong editing and supportive walk-ons to turn any long-form into great theater. Perform a long-form show for friends and family on the last day of class.

Next classes starts Oct. 25 & 27

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Check out the Most Recent Improv Nerd Podcasts

Improv Nerd is a comedy podcast where Jimmy interviews icons in the world of improv, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at careers in comedy. Laugh along as Jimmy performs a totally unscripted scene with each of his guests, and then learn how they created the scene in a revealing interview and question-and-answer session.

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Recent Blog Posts

5 Tips for Getting Over Perfectionism in Improv

Have you ever been afraid to start a scene because you didn’t think you had the perfect initiation? Or do beat yourself up when you make a move that your teammates don’t seem to understand? If you suffer from these symptoms, there is a word for what ails you, and it’s called perfectionism. If you […]

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Fame isn’t enough

The death of Robin Williams was sad and sobering. As my friend, Erika, said, it was like “Elvis had died.” In the comedy/acting world, she was right. Most people reading this blog would love to have a career like his, including myself. And most people reading this blog, including myself, would think having a career […]

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Asking for what we’re worth

Improvisers, as a rule, don’t like to ask for money. It’s one of the hardest things for us to do because we come from the land of “yes and,” from the planet of “make your partner look good.” Most of us have performed for years where we got paid in stage time, and if we […]

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