Improv 101

8 Weeks — $180 Fee
$100 — 10th Anniversary Price
Maximum Students: 16
Minimum Age: 17

 

 

Class Description
Improv classes not only offer valuable tools for an actor’s arsenal, but also allow non-actors to enhance their communication, listening, thinking, and teamwork skills, and build confidence. Our Improv 101 class will teach all your basic improv skills in a fun 8-week session. The curriculum will focus on accepting and building on other student ideas, establishing a strong foundation, finding and playing the pattern of the scene, heightening your pattern from grounded to crazy town, scene initiations, and playing at the top of your intelligence. At the end of this course, students will perform in front of a live audience in a class show.

 

 


 

START DATES

 

Start Date: May 19, 2015 (Tuesdays)
Location: Comedy Spot Lab – 1812 J Street, Suite 9
Meets: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Class Performance: July 11, 2015 — 7:00PM
Notes: None

 

Start Date: June 4, 2015 (Thursdays)
Location: Comedy Spot Lab – 1812 J Street, Suite 9
Meets: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Class Performance: July 25, 2015 — 7:00PM
Notes: None

 

Start Date: July 14, 2015 (Tuesdays)
Location: Comedy Spot Lab – 1812 J Street, Suite 9
Meets: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Class Performance: September 12, 2015 — 7:00PM
Notes: None

 

Start Date: July 30, 2015 (Thursdays)
Location: Comedy Spot Lab – 1812 J Street, Suite 9
Meets: July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Class Performance: October 10, 2015 — 7:00PM
Notes: None

 

Start Date: September 8, 2015 (Tuesdays)
Location: Comedy Spot Lab – 1812 J Street, Suite 9
Meets: September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 13, 20, 27, November 3
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Class Performance: November 7, 2015 — 7:00PM
Notes: No class October 6

 

Start Date: September 24, 2015 (Thursdays)
Location: Comedy Spot Lab – 1812 J Street, Suite 9
Meets: September 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Class Performance: November 21, 2015 — 7:00PM
Notes: No class October 8

 

Start Date: November 10, 2015 (Tuesdays)
Location: Comedy Spot Lab – 1812 J Street, Suite 9
Meets: November 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, 29, January 5, 12
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Class Performance: January 16, 2016 — 7:00PM
Notes: No class November 24 and December 22

 

 


 

INSTRUCTORS

 

Brian Crall
Brian is Owner and Managing Director of Sacramento Comedy Spot. He has created many comedy shows, including the Free Hooch Comedy Troupe and Anti-Cooperation League. He is also the founder of the Sacramento Comedy Festival and majority owner of ComedySpotNation.com. Brian studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, home of Amy Poehler, Human Giant, Matt Besser and countless others.

 

Chris Emery
Chris is extremely excited to be a part of Sacramento Comedy Spot. It has always been his dream to perform comedy ever since he saw the Three Stooges when he was five. Other than comedy, Chris also loves beer, roast beef sandwiches, Batman, and smelling the inside of an empty Junior Mints box. It’s not glamorous, but it’s his life. Chris is also a Gordon Team coach.

 

Corky McDonnell
Corky is a performer on Comedy Spot’s flagship improv show, Anti-Cooperation League. He also teaches Improv 101Improv 201Sketch 201Improv Lab, and Teen Improv. In his “free” time, he is the Sketch Workshop leader, and performs regularly in our main stage sketch show, Secret Handshake Society

 

Molly Doan
Molly is a performer on Comedy Spot’s flagship improv show, Anti-Cooperation League. She produces and performs in Game On!, a high-energy improv games show. Molly is also a Gordon Team coach.