Workshops

 

Andy teaches classes consisting of improv comedy games, exercises and scene work. His teaching focuses on character development and encourages looking for humor in the situation and character.

These workshops are good for actors, writers, stand-ups, or anyone looking to be more spontaneous and to learn to think on their feet. Emmy winners and show runners have made their way through Andy’s class over the years.

Class Objective:

To learn the fundamentals of performing improv comedy; to use it to enhance your acting, auditioning and writing skills. To learn to create spontaneous humor without trying to be funny. To create several comedic characters for your bag of tricks.

Textbook:

“Improv Comedy” by your instructor is required reading. It is available Online.

Other Suggested Reading:

Improvisation for the Theater by Viola Spolin

Something Wonderful Right Away (An Oral History Of the Second City and the Compass Players)” by Jeffrey Sweet

Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre by Keith Johnstone

Homework:

Observe people.

Be aware of what makes certain situations funny.

Create characters.

Read the book.

Make a list of emotions or attitudes

Go see improv groups perform.

The Four Basic Rules:

Don’t deny.

Show us, don’t tell us. (Take the active choice)

Play the moment. (Don’t plan too much ahead and LISTEN!)

Play the scene legitimately. (Humor comes out of the situation, Be real)

Rule 5: Don’t try to be funny.

How to Register and Attend

Classes are Mondays in Culver City and Wednesdays in North Hollywood. Registration limited.

Call (310) 283-4027 or email today!

Mondays:

7:30-10:30 PM

The Fanatic Salon (map)

3815 Sawtelle Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90066

Wednesdays:

7:30-10:30 PM

Avery Schreiber Playhouse (map)

4934 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601