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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 class starts Sept. 8
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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 class starts Sept. 13
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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
If you want to kill your improv career, make sure to have resentments. Lots and lots of resentments, toward all kinds of people, places and institutions. If your Harold team gets broken up and they don’t put you on another team, or you audition for something and don’t get cast, do what I’ve done and […]
Two weeks ago, Lauren and I went on vacation. Our friends Stephen and Amy were renting a house up in Eagle River, WI, for a week and we were going up to meet them from Tuesday to Friday. So Tuesday morning we packed up the Honda CRV and drove the six and a half hours […]
If Del Close, one of the founding fathers of improv, had a mission (other than terrorizing some of his students in his classes), it was to make improv an art form. And if that’s true, that makes you an artist. Back in the ’80s, improv had very little respect. If you told people you were […]
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