Week Four Comedy Camp starts July 20. Runs through September 3

Online Comedy Camp now open for registration!

Registration now open for Summer Camp running June 29 Thru September 3, 2020. Monday-Thursday 9:30-3pm with additional bonus activities – shows, bonding games run by teenterns and more…

New July 20

Friday/Saturday 9:30-11am in Central Park with Andrea. Free for campers. $40 to drop by or $120 for up to 8 classes (four weeks) in person only. Click here to sign up for in person only

Fridays 12:30 pm bonus comedy master class with Walt Frasier

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-camp-2020-online-kids-teens-8-17yo-eastwest-coast-times-tickets-112367502224

You can also drop by comedy classes. Sunday – Thursday 5pm EST (2pm PST)

  • Comedy 4 Teens weekly classes (NYC times but available worldwide)
  • Comedy 4 Kids weekly online classes (NYC times but available worldwide)
  • Rates
  • SingleClass $25
  • FOURClasses $75
  • 1/2 day camp $150/week
  • Fullday camp $225/week
  • FOUR weeks of camp just $700

Registration now open for Summer Camp running June 29 Thru September 3, 2020. Monday-Thursday 9:30-4pm (Or 12:30-7 West Coast times 9:30-4) with additional bonus activities – shows, bonding games run by teenterns and more…

Improv Comedy

Playing Improv comedy games is not only a ton of fun, but a great way to develop as a performer. We sharpen and hone our listening and creative skills. We use these same games to teach corporate groups team building, leadership, sales and customer service.

Stand Up Comedy

First time performing stand up comedy? We have a very simple system that lets anyone become a comic. Watch the video below, and use worksheets to developbdevelop original routines through brainstorming and developing ideas based on your personal experiences and observations. At each step of the way, get on stage in a class or open mic (stand up comedy showcase) and test your ideas with a live audience.

Brainstorm Ideas Worksheet

Brainstorm Details Worksheet

Find The Funny

Outline your routine

Musical Comedy

New this year we are including a daily session music.

In addition to exploring musical improv styles, students will learn elements of vocal technique that benefit spoken voice  and singing.

Also rhythm, style and more.

Movement for the Performer

New this year, we are very excited to be including this element of theater arts.

Understanding ourselves head to toe allows us to become other characters.

Learning to stretch, breath and otherwise prepare ourselves to perform at our best develops endurance and allows us to bring out our best under nearly any condition.

Movement for artists is akin to martial arts. It is a path to focus. We develop muscle memory.

We also include specific acting exercises and mime techniques to develop characters and help tell stories in all art forms.

 

 

London Times feature on our classes

London Times does a feature on our classes

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/your-child-is-the-class-clown-broadway-awaits-7hdfwg06p

 

No one doubts the virtues of Spanish classes, piano lessons and the workshops where girls learn to write computer code. But for New York parents who fret that their children do not quite fit in at school and who hope to turn this into a strength, there is another after-school class in a dimly lit cellar just off Broadway.

There, on a Saturday at noon, as men carry crates of beer bottles to a store room, a group of children aged 6 to 11 gather for instruction from an amiable man in a black T-shirt. “The second you get off stage, think about what worked and what didn’t,” he tells them. They should consider their “set-ups”, he says. “What was slow? What wasn’t funny?”

This is a children’s stand-up comedy class: another sign of the steady evolution of the art form from a fringe activity to a profession so respectable that even Manhattan parents want their children to learn it. “My son just started,” says Nastasia Avrutin, a young mother sitting in the hall outside. “He’s always been the class clown. This is a terrific outlet for him to explore that.”

Children are taught to embrace the world at Broadway Comedy Club. Death scenes are frowned upon
Children are taught to embrace the world at Broadway Comedy Club. Death scenes are frowned upon
BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
I had arrived with a nine-year-old girl called Alice, the daughter of a friend. “It’s a good place to go, even though it’s usually a comedy club for adults,” Alice tells me on the way. I ask her about her influences, the comedians she admires. “Jim Gaffigan,” she says. “My mum only lets me watch him because he doesn’t swear.”

Walter Frasier, 47, the comedian who runs Improv 4 Kids, tells the class to “observe your world” and to keep a journal. He asks them for some recent observations. “My dad has flooded two Airbnb houses,” says the oldest boy, who is eleven. “Not one, but two.” He pauses. “One, I get. But two?”

“That sounds like a good routine,” Mr Frasier says. “Yeah! I’m going to do it,” the boy replies.

They play some improvisation games. “No more killing,” Mr Frasier tells the children during a group storytelling exercise, as they keep steering their character towards a violent death. “Death in an improv sketch is the end of the sketch. So try and keep death and killing out of it.”

He also has to lay down the law with a six-year-old who keeps disrupting the class. “But it’s a comedy club,” the little boy says. “We can do whatever we want.” “OK, so you’re a heckler, you’re not a comedian,” Mr Frasier says. “I can’t run a class like this.”

He gets them back on track and the children perform their material. Fathers take a bit of a beating; so do siblings. Alice does a routine about her efforts to be a vegetarian. “Vegetarians are super annoying,” she says. “I’m practising to be more annoying.”

Alice’s mother says that her daughter sometimes seemed “a little spacey”. She says: “It’s been helpful for her to have this reason to be more alert to the world.”

Doesn’t she worry, as a parent, that she could become the target? “Completely,” she replies, and tells me about a routine that Alice does, on how her dad worries about things that are dangerous but unlikely, like a shark attack, while her mother panics about “things that are not dangerous but are very, very likely, like having jam on my school blouse”.

Her mother pauses for a beat. “She does it so much better.”

Four More Weeks? Plus BONUS WEEK then Fall Classes

By popular demand we have added an extra week of camp. We have four more weeks scheduled. $450/week includes daily classes, mock performance, lunch and snacks plus weekly attendance at a professional Improv show, and showcase Friday at 2pm performing stand-up and improv comedy. August 26-28 will be four days for just $250. Fall classes start September 7.

Click here to register for camp and classes!!!

Scroll to August and select August 26 9:30. Use this link for discount registration to other camp weeks and fall classes and beyond…

August 26,27,28,29

9am drop offs

9:30-11:30 Improv Master class

11:30 Lunch/free hour

12:30-2:30 Stand up comedy and Improv open mic… Mock performance with teen students/interns as MC for games

2:30 snack time

Monday/Tuesday free hour (play improv games, mafia and other camp bonding games lead by teen-terns)

Wednesday 3pm Watch a professional show

Thursday 3pm Showcase

No class/camp Friday August 30

Regular Camp Schedule

Monday-Thursday 9:30a-4pm with early drop offs at 8:45. Late pick ups at 5pm

Friday 9:30 warm-up, dress rehearsal, notes; 12pm lunch 2pm showcase for friends and family.

$450 includes daily lunch, snacks plus weekly showcase and at least one interactive professional show.

Click here and save $50/week!

FALL CLASSES 2019

Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens

Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids (8-12)

FALL CLASS SCHEDULE: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19
DRESS REHEARSAL: OCTOBER 26
SHOWCASE: NOVEMBER 2 (30 minutes after posted class time)
BONUS CLASSES: November 9, 16, 23 at Noon for all ages

 

Niki Roasts the Broadway Comedy Club NYC

Niki has been taking comedy classes with us for 6 years, since he was 7 years old. Now 13, Niki is a student leader, serving as MC, helping warm-up groups and here ROASTING the Comedy Club, itself – VETERAN MOVE!!!

 

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, 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.

Comedy Camp returns July 1, 2019

CURRENT WEEKLY SCHEDULE Winter, Spring and Fall
Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens NYC
Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids NYC
Sundays 6pm Long Island Comedy 4 Kids

VIDEOS from PAST SHOWCASES

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8DC293FB494D90E1

Improv Comedy Shows for the Whole Family

Saturdays/Sundays 3pm
Interactive Musical Comedy based on audience suggestions and participation. Click link for discount tickets

Summer Camp runs for a full week (SEVEN WEEKS in 2019) and compresses and entire season of classes into a single week. Tuition includes daily lunch and snacks,

http://comedycampnyc.com/
http://improv4teens.org/
http://improv4kids.com/
http://www.eightimprov.biz/

Corporate Comedy
http://corporate-comedy.us

Discount Comedy Tickets
http://nycomedytickets.com/

Elmo is a bit of a Narcissist

Summer Camp Week 4 Showcase August 3 NYC

 

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, 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.

Comedy Camp returns July 1, 2019

CURRENT WEEKLY SCHEDULE Winter, Spring and Fall
Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens NYC
Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids NYC
Sundays 6pm Long Island Comedy 4 Kids

VIDEOS from PAST SHOWCASES

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8DC293FB494D90E1

Improv Comedy Shows for the Whole Family

Saturdays/Sundays 3pm
Interactive Musical Comedy based on audience suggestions and participation. Click link for discount tickets

Summer Camp runs for a full week (SEVEN WEEKS in 2019) and compresses and entire season of classes into a single week. Tuition includes daily lunch and snacks,

http://comedycampnyc.com/
http://improv4teens.org/
http://improv4kids.com/
http://www.eightimprov.biz/

Corporate Comedy
http://corporate-comedy.us

Discount Comedy Tickets
http://nycomedytickets.com/

Summer Comedy Camp 2018 Showcase Videos

Looking for video of your child? Check out this play list… If you do not see your child’s video, email us. Sometimes we upload and forget to add to the list etc

 

It is not too late to sign up for Summer 2018

CLICK HERE

Our classes for kids & teens include both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy training. By combining the two, students receive a comprehensive education in creative writing and critical thinking while developing strong community and leadership skills – team, public speaking, self confidence, respect, listening, focus, eye contact and more. Regular students – those signed up for FULL week of camp or 8-week winter, spring or fall sessions – invited to perform at the club, FREE admission to bonus masterclasses classes added between sessions and get FREE tickets to public professional shows.

MASTER CALENDAR of MANHATTAN CLASSES

Saturdays 10am COFFEE, DONUTS, IMPROV Adult Class
Saturdays 10am COMEDY 4 TEENS 13-17
Saturdays 12pm COMEDY 4 KIDS 8-12

MASTER CALENDAR of LONG ISLAND CLASSES

Sundays 6pm Comedy 4 Kids Fall 2018 classes start Sept 9

$40 to drop in
$250 for 8-week program plus bonus perks

May 19 Showcase Teens – Rich and Famous like Michael

http://www.comedycampnyc.com
http://www.improv4kids.com
http://www.eightimprov.biz

May 19 mid session showcase. We usually only do one showcase/session but we lose a lot of students in June for travels, testing, graduations etc so we had an early performance.

Continued Spring Classes in NYC June 2, 9. 16. 23. Showcase 2 on June 30 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/914195
10am Teens
12p Kids

Long Island Comedy Classes Sundays 6pm https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/985336

Megan Performs at Caroline’s with Kenan Thompson

May 6 2018

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

 

Megan, last summer at comedy camp