Jimmy Carrane

Improv Teacher Jimmy Carrane Now Offering Improv Classes Two Days a Week

Jimmy Carrane, one of the leading improv teachers in the United States, is pleased to announce that he will be expanding his online improv class offerings this year. Beginning this February, Carrane will now be offering two sections of his Art of Slow Comedy comedy classes — one on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Central and Fridays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Central.

Carrane will begin offering his Art of Slow Comedy Level 1 classes beginning Feb. 17 through March 24 and Feb. 16 through March 26. The Level 2 classes will run from April 7 through May 14 and the Level 3 classes will run from May 26 through July 2. All classes are limited to 10 people and are held via Zoom.

“Whether you are an actor who would like to become more spontaneous in your work, an improviser who would like to explore a new approach to improvising, or just someone who would like to have more fun in your life, I think you’ll really enjoy my Art of Slow Comedy classes,” Carrane says.

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 the first level of his series, Carrane teaches his students that they don’t have to invent something to be funny; audiences respond to real life situations and performers who are brave enough to be honest.

In the six-week class, students learn how to respond emotionally to their scene partner, be authentic and vulnerable on stage, develop their unique comedic voice and play the reality of the scene.

The Art of Slow Comedy Level 1 class is $259 if you register by Feb. 3 (and $289 if you register after). To sign up, please visit: https://jimmycarrane.com/level-1-fundamentals-of-improv/.


About Jimmy Carrane
Jimmy Carrane was an original member of The Annoyance Theater and Armando at iO Chicago. He has written and starred in several acclaimed one-man shows including, “I’m 27, I Still Live at Home and Sell Office Supplies,” and “Living in a Dwarf’s House,” and he performed in groundbreaking shows such as “Godshow” and “Naked” with MadTV’s Stephanie Weir.

Today, Jimmy lives in Evanston, IL, with his wife and daughter and is a renowned and respected improv teacher, having taught at The Second City, IO-Chicago, The Annoyance, and other locations for more than 25 years. He may be best known to some Chicago audiences from his seven years as host of Studio 312 on Chicago Public Radio, a show-within-a-show on WBEZ’s 848. Later, Carrane gained notoriety as the host of the popular podcast Improv Nerd.

For information on Jimmy, please visit www.jimmycarrane.com.

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