Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Mon-Fri 11am-2pm
Start Date Dec 10, 2018, 11:00am
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Dec 22, 2018, 1:15pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.

Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows at UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.

Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at UCB Theatre before the end of the course.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at UCB Theatre.

Class Size: 16 Students


Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable $25 at UCB Theatre, UCB Training Center NY, UCBstore.com or Amazon.com.

Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.
 
Class meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 11am-2pm   
 
Due to the nature of the intensive class, make-ups are much harder to schedule. 

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #227

Josh Simpson, teacher

Josh Simpson is a comedian living in Los Angeles. He's written for Funny or Die, Team Coco and an FX Pilot for a talk show called "What's Going On? with Mike Mitchell".

Josh made a short film in 2016 called "Try Hard: The Rex Derby Story" that you can watch on his Lazy Susan YouTube channel along with his other random videos.

Josh hosts (what he thinks is) a really fun podcast called The MEAT Improv on Boardwalk Audio that mixes storytelling and improv. He also writes and performs his own characters. He appeared on The UCB Show on Seeso as Kitty Katt Williams.

Josh improvises at the Assembly! show on Tuesday nights and performs a new character the first Saturday of every month at DC: Hollywood for Ugly People - both shows at UCB Sunset.

Josh once started a Twitter account called @BPGlobalPR to satirize BP's public relations efforts during the 2010 oil spill. He ended up gaining 190,000 followers and raising $20k for The Gulf Restoration Network. Time Magazine wrote an article about the account called "Brevity is the Soul of Wit", and Josh gave a TED Talk while wearing a ski mask to protect his precious identity. It was surreal.

Josh has a dog named Dre that can perform amazing tricks. You should ask him to show you if you see them walking around together.

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