Art of Slow Comedy Level 3: Advanced Ensemble

Who should take this class:

  • Students who have completed (Fun)damentals of Improv and The Guts.
  • Interview with instructor required to advance to this performance-level class.
  • If you have not worked with Jimmy before you will need approval (please email him at:

It’s time to transform from improvising to being an improviser. This is a performance-level class with a strong ensemble component. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

In the final level of Jimmy Carrane’s improvisation approach, you’ll learn the nuances of long form improvisation — energy, editing, and walk-ons. From here, you and your ensemble will move forward to create weeks of fun-filled scenework. And the best part? The last class day will culminate in a class performance, open to friends and family.

You’ve worked hard to become an improviser. Now, it’s time to add the audience and hear the laughter.

Awesome class benefits:

  • An intense acceleration of long-form improvisation, character work, timing, and editing.
  • Forms tailored to your ensemble’s strengths to ensure your success as a group of humans having fun together.
  • Coaching/directing from Jimmy with your ensemble’s final performance in mind.
  • A final class performance that adds the element of audience for the incomparable reward of laughter.

Class format:

6 weeks, 12 total hours of play time and instruction, class performance on final class date

Class size:

Limited to 14 students MAX.

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. from April 11-May 16 at Green Shirt Studio, 4407 N. Clark St., Chicago. Only $259 if you register by March 28 ($289 after)

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

What past students are saying:

“Jimmy’s high standard of teaching creates a safe place for the student to learn and explore. Jimmy helped me to find my voice within improvisation and a deep new understanding of the freedom of laughter! The Art of Slow Comedy levels 1, 2 and 3 were truly life changing.”
Lesa Bricker-Reich

“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

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