Art of Slow Comedy Level 2: The Guts

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

Who should take this class:

  • Improvisers who have completed at least 3 levels of an improv program or equivalent
  • Actors who’ve had previous acting experience
  • Students who have completed Art of Slow Comedy Level 1

In “The Guts”  you will use the slow and patient style of The Art of Slow Comedy to create two-person scenes that are easy, effortless and memorable. Discover a new approach to improv that will make it as easy as having a conversation. Jimmy’s gentle approach strips away the pressure to be funny so you can create believable dialogue.

You will learn to trust your instincts, and know that everything you need for a great scene is off your partner. And you’ll get direct feedback from Jimmy on your strengths and weaknesses, which will help seasoned improvisers with their long form and will help actors be more spontaneous with a script and in auditions.

This class will focus on:

  • How to create organic two-person scenes by listening and building off the last the words spoken
  • Making the “game in the scene” simple
  • Creating strong, believable characters with comedic points of view
  • Starting your scene in the middle
  • Stopping being so polite on stage
  • Going to the dark side
  • Heightening through emotion and/or premise

Class format:

6 weeks, 12 total hours of play time and instruction

Class size:

Limited to 14 students MAX.

Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from April 24-May 29 at Green Shirt Studio, 4407 N. Clark St., Chicago. Only $259 if you register by April 10 ($289 after).

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

What past students are saying:

“Jimmy is a master. Jimmy is not only funny as hell, he is able to create a safe environment where strangers can take risks, laugh hysterically and play shamelessly.”
Mary Nelligan

“Jimmy Carrane is a terrific teacher. He creates a safe uncomplicated environment where anyone can find a sense of play. He knows how to make improvising feel easy.”
Justine Scarpa