• Art of Slow Comedy

Art of Slow Comedy Level 4: Master Performance Class

Who should take this class:

  • Students who have completed all three levels of the Art of Slow Comedy.
  • Students who have studied improv at other training programs.
  • Students who have not worked with Jimmy before will need approval (please email him at: jimcarrane@gmail.com).

After going through three levels of the Art of Slow Comedy, students often want more. That is why Jimmy has created the Art of Slow Level 4: Master Performance Class. In this seven-week class you will quickly build ensemble with like-minded, seasoned performers. You will use the skills learned in the Art of Slow Comedy method and find a form that will build on the strengths of the group. On the fifth week, you will put up a show using the form we selected in front of family and friends. On the sixth week, you will return to class for notes to tweak and tighten the show. On the seventh week, you will put the show up again for family and friends with notes following.

This class is for students who have completed all three levels of the Art of Slow Comedy or who have attended other training programs. Requires instructor’s approval. Please email jimcarrane@gmail.com. Participants must not miss more than two classes.

In this advanced level class you will work on:

  • How to support and be supported by the group
  • Strengthening your individual voice and style in the group
  • Getting real rehearsal and performance experience
  • Digging deeper in your scene work
  • Finding and improving your blind spots to make you a stronger player

Class format:

7 weeks, 14 total hours of play time and instruction, two class performance on the fifth and seventh weeks.

Class size:

Limited to 12 students MAX.

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. from Jan. 16-Feb. 27 at Green Shirt Studio, 4407 N. Clark St., Chicago. Only $279 if you register by Dec. 30 ($309 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“!