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Unless otherwise noted, all classes held at the Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street NY NY 10019. Close to all Columbus Circle and Times Square trains and buses.
LIST of FALL OFFERINGS for ADULTS
MORNING IMPROV JAM – Adults 18 & over Saturdays 10am October 3 – November 21 Come out and play. Moderated by Patrick Reidy, Walt Frasier and/or other professional teaching artists from the ranks of LMAO. Every week we play warm-up, technique building and performance games. Last 30-minutes of every class is players’ choice. Class is poled for their favorite game and we play it! Free Coffee, Bottled Water and other Breakfast snacks provided upon arrival. Regular participants invited to monthly performance showcases on the stages of the Broadway Comedy Club NYC. Drop in for $30 or pay $100/month. Teacher – Varies every week CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration
NEW TEAM FORMATION SESSIONS Sundays NOON October 4, 11, 18, 25 4-week program is designed to bring individual players together to create new teams. Looking for a new team? Looking for new teams to play to expand your reach? These sessions are designed for an intermediate level performer looking for direction. Patrick Reidy has directed many NYC teams and currently serves as Artistic/Casting Director for LMAO and numerous long-form showcases at the Broadway Comedy Club. Fee includes team-up, team direction, rehearsal space and guaranteed stage time on one or many status. After session completion, teams can continue to participate at showcases and negotiate additional direction as needed. $100 for 4-week session CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration
MUSICAL IMPROV 1 Sundays 2pm October 4, 11, 18, 25 Every week, Walt Frasier will introduce and jam to various Musical Improv song styles – Jig, Blues, Rap, March, Doo-Wop, Madrigal, Opera, Broadway Musical, and more. Every session will begin with a simple vocal warm-up. To continue warm-up class will improvise a popular musical style or review of a style from previous week. We will have 1-2 new forms introduced every week – complete with info sheets on chord structures, rhyme scheme and tricks to master that song style. Class will end with jam of students’ choice. Those that attend all four classes will be invited to showcase November 1. $100 for 4-week session Teacher Walt Frasier CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration
LIST of FALL OFFERINGS for TEENS
AFTER SCHOOL TEEN IMPROV FUNTENSIVE THURSDAYS 4pm October 1, 8, 15, 22 4 weeks of professional level Improv Comedy training for teens. The goal is to prepare this group of talented teens for a live performance in four weeks. Warm-up, technique and performance games played and mastered every week. No experience necessary but instruction is geared towards an advanced beginner / intermediate level. $100 for 4-week session Teacher Walt Frasier CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration
COMEDY 4 TEENS 13-17 Saturday Mornings 10am September 12 – October 31 Bonus Class Nov 7 10am ; Performance Showcase Nov 14 10:30 8 weeks includes instruction in Improv & Stand-Up Comedy. Every week students will play Warm-up, technique and performance games. Last 30-45 minutes of each class is a pseudo open mic session. Students start by sharing a story with the class, then through direction, improv and re-write craft that story into original stand-up comedy monologue material. Some students turn the stories into sketches. NEW this fall, we will be inviting our more experienced student to create sketches to be filmed and shared via YOUTUBE (must get parent approval for each student) $200 for 8 week program Teacher Patrick Reidy CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration
LIST of FALL OFFERINGS for KIDS / TWEENS
COMEDY 4 TWEENS (Comedy 4 Kids II) AGES 10-12 Saturday Mornings 10am September 12 – October 31 Bonus Class Nov 7 10am ; Performance Showcase Nov 14 10:30 8 weeks includes instruction in Improv & Stand-Up Comedy. Every week students will play Warm-up, technique and performance games. Last 30-45 minutes of each class is a pseudo open mic session. Students start by sharing a story with the class, then through direction, improv and re-write craft that story into original stand-up comedy monologue material. $200 for 8 week program Teacher Andrew Del Vecchio CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration
COMEDY 4 KIDS Ages 7-10 Saturday Mornings NOON September 12 – October 31 Bonus Class Nov 7 NOON ; Performance Showcase Nov 14 12:30 8 weeks includes instruction in Improv & Stand-Up Comedy. Every week students will play Warm-up, technique and performance games. Last 30-45 minutes of each class is a pseudo open mic session. Students start by sharing a story with the class, then through direction, improv and re-write craft that story into original stand-up comedy monologue material. $200 for 8 week program Teacher Liz Lord CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration
TEACHERS & STAFF
Catch Walt Frasier this Summer on TruTV’s “Friends Of The People” now in their 2nd season. Go to Netflix – RIGHT NOW!!! – to see Walter in Lilyhammer (Season 3, Episode as the American comic performing at Steven Van Zandt’s Norwegian club. Also now on Netflix – Blue Bloods (Season 3, Episode see Walter in spandex body suit in first 5 minutes as Arnie the Homeless Avenger. Royal Pains (Season 6 Episode 3) as the Choking Victim. Past credits include sketch bits on Letterman (9 episodes Various sketch bits), Stankervision (MTV2 Sketch Comedy), Naked Brother’s Band (NICK and short THE JOKE with George Lopez), Hair Trauma (WE) and numerous commercials including Dr. Oz’s Fat Pants. Theater Credits include Off Broadway, Touring and Regional Theater, Opera plus over 4000 professional Improv Comedy Shows with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA LMAO Off Broadway. Improv 4 Kids, Improv 4 Teens, Absent Minded Comedy).
Andrew Del Vecchio is a New York based actor, improv performer, and improv teacher. After graduating Celebration High School and being part of it’s inaugural season of the Off Book Productions theatre group he received a degree in Theatre Performance from the University of South Florida. He has been performing with Eight is Never Enough since the spring of 2011 and has also been teaching with the Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation for over 2 years. Notable projects: Critters Castaway (Busch Gardens Tampa), FILM: The Last 5 Years, Lie Maintenance, Rhapsody, The Amazing Spider-man 2 TV: Deception ONLINE: Fine Fiiine Production. You can follow him on his Facebook fan page or on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine at @AndrewJDV
Liz Lord has been a cast member of Eight is Never Enough presents Improv for Kids and LMAO since April of 2012. After receiving her theater degree from Earlham College, Liz came to the city to act, direct, and teach. Favorite roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Liz in Chicago, and She in The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year. She loves performing in new work as well, and has been on stage for many of New York Cities various theater festivals. Liz has directed adults and children, and is the co-artistic director of the newly formed Three Bridges Theater. Teaching has always been one of Liz's favorite endeavors. She has worked with Americorps to bring arts education to low income families, taught literacy through acting with the Central Park Historical Society, and acted as an assistant director for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation. Her favorite teaching position, however, has been teaching stand-up and Improv to kids with SGF Productions.
Steven Prestia is currently with Lauren Singer Talent. He has appeared in various local plays and musical theater productions in addition to his comedic talents. He can be seen in the indie film “The Great Kevini” and will soon appear on the HonestlyAmelia.com web series (S2 E4). He is currently an Intern/Assistant Teacher with Improv 4 Kids on Saturday mornings and can be found performing at the Broadway Comedy Club with the Eight is Never Enough comedy troupe on select Saturday afternoons.
Brandon Ford has been a student of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH / LMAO since high school, where Brandon was a leader in the in-school weekly classes at Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY. Upon graduation high school, Brandon joined the team at schools and the Times Square club, performing along side the pros in K-12 out-reach shows and assistant classes and workshops.