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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 June 2
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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 April 14
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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 April 12
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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
In most improv classes, you learn how to connect with your partner – how to mirror their energy, make your partner look good, build off the last thing that was said, all the stuff we like to say to you about good scene work. But what they don’t usually teach you is how to connect […]
Improv Nerd, the well-known comedy podcast hosted by improv veteran Jimmy Carrane, is returning for a limited time, featuring an exciting new line-up of amazing celebrity interviews. The new season runs from March 30-May 18. All shows take place on Sundays at 5 p.m. at Stage 773 in Chicago. This season’s guests include Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your […]
Want to bring the Improv Nerd podcast to your improv theater of festival? Jimmy Carrane is available to come teach his award-winning Art of Slow Comedy workshops as well as perform a live episode of Improv Nerd at theaters and festivals around the world. In the past, he’s taught at The Detroit Improv Festival; Omaha […]
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