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 is held at Green Shirt Studio, 4407 N. Clark St., Chicago. Class will be on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from Sept. 14-Oct. 19. Early Bird special is $259 if you sign up by Sept. 1. ($289 after). Class is limited to 12 people.