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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 July 21

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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 June 28

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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

8 Tips for Making Your Improv Group Stronger

Dealing with group dynamics in an improv group can be complicated. You’re dealing with egos and sensitive personalities, as well as a lot of people who probably came from dysfunctional families. In my experience, most problems in improv groups occur when the group hasn’t authorized itself as a group. Basically, the group is wishy-washy about […]

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Improv is all about the people

I have gotten to work with some pretty incredible people over the years in improv, as a performer, a teacher and a director. And I will tell you this in all sincerity: The best part of improvising has been the people. This is an art form based in community, and I think one of my […]

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Play to the Top of Your Intelligence

Anyone who’s taken an improv class has probably heard the teacher say “play to the top your intelligence,” and if you are like most improvisers, you’re not quite sure what they mean. Believe me, I’ve been saying that in my classes for more than 20 years and sometimes I’m confused by it. If you asked ten […]

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