(Pictured above – April 14, 2019, nine of our students performing with Kenan Thompson at Caroline’s on Broadway. CLICK HERE for more info and see who won this year’s big prize….)
Fall classes start Sept 7 CLICK HERE
- Calendar of Upcoming Classes drop into sessions this week. Saturday mornings in Times Square Winter, Spring & Fall.
- Summer Camp July
- Summer Camp August
- More from New York Improv Theater including Classes for Adults.
- SATURDAYS/ SUNDAYS 3PM Live Comedy Shows the entire family can enjoy.
THIS SUMMER we are running EIGHT weeks of Summer Camp starting July 1.
CLICK HERE to REGISTER
$450/week – down $50 from 2018
$1500/FOUR WEEKS ($375/week)
$2400 for EIGHT WEEKS ($300/week)
Each week of camp is a unique experience. One week compresses our 8-10 week session into a total submersion into improv and stand-up comedy training. Additionally campers get to watch at least one professional show each week. Tuition also includes daily lunch and snacks. Every Friday camps the week with a performance showcase. Invite family and friends so campers have a great audience!
Improv and Stand-Up Comedy help students discover their best selves building self confidence, creative writing, critical thinking and public speaking. We offer weekly classes Winter, Spring and Fall, plus Summer Camps. We also have teachers at schools, camps and community centers on weekends and after school. Each session starts with Improvisation, playing games that are a ton of fun while teaching valuable life skills. These are the same games we play with corporate groups to develop better leaders, team building, sales, customer service etc. For our public sessions we include Stand-Up Comedy, taking stories of experience and observation, then crafting original comedy routines. Each session ends a performance showcase of original and improvised comedy skits. The classes and workshops integrate perfectly with cultural arts, language arts and character building/guidance programming. Our students have been invited to audition for TV and a few have booked.
Week long day camp sessions starting July 1. We are adding even more weeks next year due to August Demand. Also, we will be adding a layer pick up options.
Drop off as early as 8:45 am. Pick up as late as 5pm
8:45-9:30 arrival/ free time – great time to write in journal, bond with other students etc.
9:30-11:30 Morning Class
11:30-12:30 lunch break
12:30-2:30 Afternoon class
2:30 Snack time (Fridays showtime)
3pm afternoon session varies – open mic/mock performance, team building group games, watch a professional show etc
Artistic Director, Walt Frasier 212-568-6560
Work along Industry Professionals
Walt Frasier has 25 years of professional credits on stage and screen and has been part of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv since its formation in 2002. Walter’s number one rule is HAVE FUN, but never at anyone else’s expense. From day one, Walter’s goal has been to create a safe fun environment everyone feels comfortable to open up and develop skills at their own pace. Our comedians are never bullies. We focus on telling great stories, not bad jokes. And along the way, develop great skills for life – creativity, community and leadership. Walter’s programs for kids & teens are not far from our programs for corporate teams. Comedy develops leaders, as well as great personality traits that help sales and service.
When not on stage or teaching comedy, Walter can be seen on TV from time to time. Walt Frasier will appear on Showtime’s Billions May 2019. Past credits include Letterman (CBS), Blue Bloods (CBS), Royal Pains (USA), LIlyhammer (Netflix), Friends of the People (TruTV), Good Morning America (ABC), Hair Trauma (WE), Stankervision (MTV2) and Naked Brother’s Band (NICK) plus commercials, off-Broadway and international theater/opera credits.
Liz Lord has been our head teacher for the past three years.
Liz Lord has been a cast member of Eight is Never Enough presents Improv for Kids and LMAO since April of 2012. After receiving her theater degree from Earlham College, Liz came to the city to act, direct, and teach. Favorite roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Liz in Chicago, and She in The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year. She loves performing in new work as well, and has been on stage for many of New York Cities various theater festivals. Liz has directed adults and children, and is the co-artistic director of the newly formed Three Bridges Theater. Teaching has always been one of Liz’s favorite endeavors. She has worked with Americorps to bring arts education to low income families, taught literacy through acting with the Central Park Historical Society, and acted as an assistant director for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation. Her favorite teaching position, however, has been teaching stand-up and Improv to kids and teens.
Steven was just 13 when he attended our first public comedy class for kids/teens. For the past two year Steven served as an Intern often helping with public shows & classes. Now in college Steven regularly performs with the professional comedy and team teaches our Long Island programs. He has appeared in various local plays and musical theater productions in addition to his comedic talents. He can be seen in the indie film “The Great Kevini” and will soon appear on the HonestlyAmelia.com web series (S2 E4).