Intro to Clowning Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm

Intro to Clowning: Intro to Clowning

Prerequisites None
Scheduled Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm
Start Date Jan 4, 2020, 11:00am
Price $100 + Fees
Class Size 20 students
Sessions 2 sessions, 4 hours each
Come learn how to find your
freedom onstage by not taking yourself so seriously, leaning into your stupidity, working directly with an audience, and getting out of your head and into your body. 

Often
times we enter with such strong ideas that we forget about the most important thing in the room - the audience. We either go too fast without letting them join in or we do too much and scare them off. If you let them, the audience will tell you exactly what to do. 

In
this workshop we focus on reading the room by slowing down, unpacking
every moment, and listening for the laughs to tell us where to go. Through
a series of playful exercises, games and improvised scenes, you’ll be
encouraged to take risks, be impulsive, leave your bad ideas at the
door, and find the pleasure to be stupid.

This
class is for total beginners and experienced performers - you just gotta be cool with looking stupid and being bad in front of people.

NOTE: Wear something comfortable to move in - ideally sweats, leggings, t-shirts or long sleeves with no logos

All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.   

Class meets at UCB Sunset, Inner Sanctum Stage




Zach Zucker

A graduate of École Philppe Gaulier in France, Zach is an award-winning performer and producer that tours original comedy shows worldwide. His double act Zach & Viggo has sold out shows at Just For Laughs, Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, while his solo show Jack Tucker wreaked havoc across the US, UK and Australia at Glastonbury, Soho Theatre and NY Comedy Festival, among others. He is the creator of the independent comedy label Stamptown, hosts the raunchy, late-night show Stamptown Comedy Night, and has taught workshops at The Groundlings and Second City. 


ACCOLADES: 
Best Comedy Award, Adelaide Fringe, Zach & Viggo
Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, Zach & Viggo
Critics Choice Award, Brighton Fringe, Zach & Viggo
Rising Star Award, Edinburgh Fringe, Zach & Viggo
Top Comedy Pick, The Guardian, Jack Tucker
Top Comedy Pick, Time Out, Jack Tucker
Top Comedy Pick, Fest Mag, Jack Tucker
Critics Choice, The Age, Jack Tucker
Critics Choice, The Scotsman, Jack Tucker
ThreeWeeks Editor's Choice Award, Edinburgh Fringe, Zach & Viggo and Thumpasaurus

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