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.
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.
“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
Be aware of what makes certain situations funny.
Read the book.
Make a list of emotions or attitudes
Go see improv groups perform.
The Four Basic Rules:
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
In-person classes are Tuesdays. Registration limited.
Andy also offers private one-on-one coaching sessions on Zoom for $100/hour. These are great for improvisors working on character technique, actors needing help with auditions, or writers who are blocked.
Call (310) 283-4027 or email today!
Whitefire Theater, 13500 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA. 91423