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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: (Fun)damentals

Explore a new way to work, where the pressure to “be funny” has been lifted, and instead, you get to focus on being YOU. Makes improvisation accessible to every level of performer, whether a new or seasoned improviser.

Next class starts Jan. 7

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Level 2: The Guts

In this second level of Jimmy Carrane’s improvisation approach, you’ll bring your unique life experiences and improvisation skills together to create powerful (and more successful) two-person scenes.

Next classes starts Feb. 25

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Level 3: Acceleration

In the final level of Jimmy Carrane’s approach, you’ll learn the nuances of long form improvisation -- energy, editing, and walk-ons. And the best part? The last class day will feature a performance for friends and family.

Next classes starts April 15

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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

The Number One Rule in Improv

The number one rule in improv — over “Yes, And…,” listening, finding the game in the scene, environment, adding specifics, and developing character and emotions — is “Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously.” It has happened to all of us. We make a Harold team, or get hired by a big comedy theater, or finish a […]

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The Art of Specifics

Improvisers have all heard that we need to add specifics to our improv scenes. Specifics are they fuel that keeps scenes going. The more specifics we use, the less we have to work to figure out what’s going on. Without them we’re in “Vaugue-land” — not a good place to take our scene partners or the […]

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Accepting Other People’s Success

Accepting other people’s success is not easy. Sooner or later it will happen to all of us: One of our friends will get ahead while we are left behind. It’s always hardest with the people we are closest to. You may start out in improv classes with people, and some of them will end up […]

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