Art of Slow Comedy: 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:

  • Students who have completed (Fun)damentals of Improv
  • Students committed to long form improvisation work, and honing the art of the two-person scene.
  • Acceptance is by instructor invitation only

In the second level of The Art of Slow Comedy, you will apply the slow and patient style you learned in (Fun)damentals to create successful and more memorable two-person scenes. 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 to hone your skills as an improviser.

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 5-May 10 at Green Shirt Studio, 4407 N. Clark St., Chicago.

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