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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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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

You are an artist

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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Doing the worst improv ever

There is a technique I use in my Art of Slow Comedy improv classes that I want to share with you. Whenever I notice my students struggling, trying too hard to figure things out, and trying to improvise the “right way” and not making any mistakes, I will say: “Ok, for the next 10 minutes, […]

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Making auditions fun again

Years ago there was an actor here in Chicago who used to book a lot of commercials, parts on TV and films and voiceovers. He always had a positive outlook and he was one of only a handful of actors in town making a living at acting. When I’d see him in the waiting room […]

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