Art of Slow Comedy 1-Day Workshop

The Art of Slow Comedy classes were named in Chicago Magazine’s “5 Great Comedy Classes for Fall 2015!”


Two-Person Scene Tune-Up — Dec. 30, 2017

Improvisers often think that using cool forms, editing and walk-ons will make them better. But if you don’t have good two-person scenes, those other tricks won’t do much good. In this workshop, we get back to the basics, making sure you can truly connect with your partner. Jimmy will observe your work to find out what you are doing well and help you find your blind spots so you can be more connected, memorable and yes, funny.


Dec. 30, 2017, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont, Chicago)

Once you register there are no refunds or transfers for this workshop.

Art of Slow Comedy Workshop One-Day Workshop — TBA

The Art of Slow Comedy is a fresh approach to scenic improvisation, based on the idea before you can be funny you need to be real. In this award-winning workshop, you will be introduced to Jimmy Carrane’s unique method and learn how to connect with your partner so your scene work will be more grounded and real, making improvisation as easy as having a conversation.

You will be amazed how easy and fun it is to work this way, leading you to some of your best improv yet. This workshop is for seasoned improvisers looking for a new approach and actors who are new to improv. In this three-hour workshop we will focus on:

  • Tapping into your vulnerability and being more honest in your improv
  • Playing the reality of the scene and reacting emotionally to heighten the circumstances
  • Instantly connecting with you partner on a unspoken level, giving you a road map to the scene
  • Learning to trust your instincts and access your life experiences


What past students are saying:

“Quite simply he is a master teacher who offers an extraordinary “improvisational master class.”  His positive approach combined with a thoughtful methodology brings out the best in each of us. I learned lessons along with exercises, that I can practice and play with for a lifetime.    If you want to hone the craft of improv, build confidence  and own your skills take Jimmy’s Art of Slow Comedy series.  Simply transformational!”
Greta Ferkel

“Jimmy helps participants get out of themselves, get present, and get living in fresh and remarkable ways.  Jimmy rocks!  Whether you are in theater, voice over, or just someone who needs to play a bit, Jimmy’s workshops will inspire and challenge you. They are simply not to be missed.”
Lara Vander Ploeg