Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Improv 201: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
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, 2:30pm
The UCB Training Center teaches quality comedic scenes focus on one central comedic idea: referred to as "The Game" of the scene.

Students will be taught: 1) identifying "games," 2) heightening - finding new ways to make your scenes get funnier from start to finish, 3) realizing how patterns support the "game," 4) second beats (returning to scenes later in a piece).

This course meets for 8 sessions that are each 3 hours long.

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

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

Admission to 301 after the completion of this course is not guaranteed. Students will be judged on their application of concepts that they have learned in Improv 101 & 201. The Training Center will send placement notification to students within 10 days of the Improv 201 graduation performance. Students may not enroll in Improv 301 before receiving this notification.

Class Size: 16 Students
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 #224

Jacob Reed, teacher

Jacob Reed Jacob Reed is a writer, director, and performer from San Diego. He has written and directed for Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Funny or Die and Above Average. His TV writing credits include Matt Besser's Comedy Central sketch special This Show Will Get You High and the Emmy-nominated Night of Too Many Stars.

At UCB, Jacob performs Friday nights with Bangarang! He has performed in countless shows at the theatre over the last seven years including the improvised movie with Rough Cut, The UCB Thanksgiving Day Parade, Comedy Death Ray Sketch and as an occasional host of The UCB Variety Hour and Not Too Shabby. He has studied under Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh.

Jacob is also one half of the sketch group Tremendosaur. Reviewed by LAist as 'a two-man sketch comedy beast,' Tremendosaur has had multiple show runs at the UCB and been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and all over the information super internet. He is also the co-host of the Before You Were Funny Podcast.

Follow Jacob on twitter @jacobreed for complaints directed at major corporations, pictures of cats, and the occasional pithy joke.

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