Art of Slow Comedy: (Fun)damentals of Improv


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

Who should take this class:

  • ACTORS looking to add improvisation to their toolbox for better auditions and more callbacks.
  • IMPROVISERS looking for a new approach that’s real, grounded and honest.
  • ANYONE who feels rusty and wants to get the improv gears moving again

The Art of Slow Comedy is a fresh approach to scenic improvisation, based on the idea that before you can be funny, you need to be real. In this first level of Jimmy Carrane’s unique method, you will learn that you don’t have to invent something to be funny; audiences respond to real life situations and performers who are brave enough to be honest. This class is appropriate for those new to improv and seasoned improvisers looking for a new approach.

In this six-week class, you will learn how to:

  • Respond emotionally to your scene partner
  • Use the environment and object work to make powerful scenes
  • Be authentic and vulnerable on stage
  • Improvise with all your emotions, including anger
  • Develop your unique comedic voice
  • Play the reality of the scene
  • Perform both group and two-person scenes

Class limited to 14 people. Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from July 12-Aug. 16 at Green Shirt Studio, 4407 N. Clark St., Chicago. Only $259 if you register by June 28 ($289 after).

NOTE: Once your payment is received, there are no refunds or transfers on this class.

What past students are saying:

“Jimmy does more than teach. He unlocks what’s already there.”
Austin Scott

“Jimmy forced me to think of myself as an actor, not a comedian. His approach to teaching, in turn, made me a more confident actor and a more truthful comedian.”
Pete Byrne

“I have learned more in this class than in any other improv class I’ve taken. Plus it’s more fun than Disneyland.”
Todd Neumann