Improv Classes


The Art of Slow Comedy is a fresh approach to long-form improvisation based on the premise that you have to be real before you can be funny. In this series of classes, learn to access your life experiences and put it into your improvisation — creating scenes that audiences can relate to. Unlike other large improv schools, Jimmy Carrane’s Art of Slow Comedy classes are limited to 12 people, giving students plenty of stage time and personal feedback. Jimmy believes in talking less so you can do more, letting you discover for yourself what works for you. Jimmy teaches a limited number of classes and workshops per year. Start mastering the the Art of Slow Comedy in only three classes. What is the Art of Slow Comedy? Find out more!

Fundamentals of Improv

Improvisation should be easy as an conversation. In this class you’ll learn the principles of slow improv: reacting 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. Suitable for those who have never improvised and seasoned improvisers looking for a new approach. CLASS LIMITED TO 12.

Next class: July 21-Aug 25 Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Green Shirt Studio Your spot is secure once payment is received. No refunds or transfers. Register Now

Intermediate Improv

Create solid two-person scenes — the backbone of any good long-form. Learn how to organically create characters that are based on real life by tapping into your emotions and your own life experiences. Also introduces specific long forms that support this style of improv. Requires teacher’s approval to register. CLASS LIMITED TO 12.

Next classes: Sept. 8, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m. Green Shirt Studio
Sept. 13, Saturdays 12-2 p.m.
Stage 773

Your spot is secure once payment is received. No refunds or transfers.

Sept. 8

Sept. 13

Advanced Improv

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 family and friends on the last day of class. Requires teacher’s approval to register. CLASS LIMITED TO 12.

Next classes: Oct. 25, Saturdays 12-2 p.m.
Stage 773
Oct. 27, Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Green Shirt Studio

Your spot is secure once payment is received. No refunds or transfers.

Oct. 25

Oct. 27

Art of Slow Comedy Intensive

Experience Jimmy Carrane’s award-winning Art of Slow Comedy in a one-day, 4-hour intensive! Learn how to slow down your scene work so you can get to the game faster, play it real and grounded, have an emotional life on stage, and react honestly to your partner. Requires instructor approval to register. CLASS LIMITED TO 14.

Next workshop: Aug. 10 12-4 p.m. Stage 773 Your spot is secure once payment is received. No refunds or transfers. Sold Out

Give The Gift of Comedy With Gift Certificates For 2014 IMPROV CLASSES

Jimmy Carrane’s award-winning Art of Slow Comedy Improv Class is the perfect present for any girlfriend/boyfriend/roommate etc. (Also, if YOU want to take this improv class, we suggest asking for this as a gift from your parents!) Good for any of Jimmy’s six-week classes in 2014.

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