Improv 401 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 301 within previous two years
Scheduled Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Jan 15, 2019, 3:30pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performances Feb 11, 2019, 5:30pm
Mar 11, 2019, 5:30pm
Improv 401 serves as the end official "end" of our improv program. This course offers students the chance to strengthen their individual skills while giving them more practice with the long form improvisation performance known as the Harold.

The course focuses on playing truthfully, to the top of your intelligence, while practicing agreement and support. Students will be sensitive to the games of their scenes, and connect the scenes into one cohesive piece (the "Harold").

Teachers will offer more individual feedback at this level.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in at least two class performances, generally held at the UCB Theatre.

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

Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.


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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