Monday February 17 President’s Day Comedy Camp

Due to the popular demand of our Holiday day camp sessions this past December, we have added a full week of camp to coincide with the NYC Schools Winter Holiday Break. CLICK HERE to register for Monday February 17 or the full week. Scroll below to learn more about what each day and week looks like.

February 17-21, 2020 at the Broadway Comedy Club, Times Square NYC

Monday February 17 2020

CLICK HERE to register for Monday February 17 or the full week

8:45am we don’t start until 9:30am, but we have at least one adult on campus for early drop offs. The microphones are on for students to play with stand up comedy ideas.

9:30am Camp officially begins with a brief morning meeting, role call and explanation of what to expect for the day. Students due a brief brainstorm exercise to help prepare for both stand up and Improv comedy. Great comedy, and all art, starts with what we know.

9:45a Morning warm ups. We play a series of games that focus the individual and team. We wake up our vocal and physical bodies to perform. We prepare our mind to be creative as well as receive ideas from teammates.

10am Technique Games. We play a game or two that teaches a technique in Improv comedy. YES AND, starting a scene, making simple choices in WHO, WHERE WHAT, pantomime, etc

10:30 Performance Games. Everyday we work on two specific games that could be performed in a show. Our more experience students – AKA TEENTERNS – will take turns as MC/Host, learning how to teach and present the games to audiences.

From 02/02/2020 Class Clowns show featuring our top teens.

11:30 Stand Up comedy Open Mic and lunch. At some point we take a full 30 minute break for lunch. Before and after students take turns on stage. On Monday, simply take one if your ideas from the morning brainstorm. Simply tell us what happened, sort of like what you might do at school lunch, sharing stories with friends. Over the course of the week we will craft these stories into original comedy routines.

1pm Afternoon Improv Comedy. After a brief warm up we will work on another performance game.

2pm Improv game review. Play games from the day and popular games loved by our students (that include all on the team)

2:45 Snacks

3pm Watch a professional performance of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH, featuring teachers and counselors from camp and other pros from stage and screen. Tickets normally $25pp plus a one drink minimum. We invite campers and their families to joins us. Free tickets for all, just purchase a beverage (included for camper). Not attending camp? CLICK HERE for tickets

Show is over by 4:15. This is also dismissal time, however we will have an adult on hand until 5:15 as needed for late pick ups.

CLICK HERE to register for Monday February 17 or the full week $125/day includes all of the above – and yes we provide lunch and snacks. Monday is usually Pizza Day. We also get salad and additional healthy veggie options. Or pay $450 for the full week. See below for more of the week.

Tuesday thru Thursday

Similar to Monday, we offer 8:45 drop offs. 9:30-11:30 Morning improv session, 11:30-1:00 lunch and open mic (Stand up comedy). 1pm Afternoon Improv Session

The biggest difference is the 3pm fun hour. Our TEENTERNS take over and run one of their fave group bonding games. For many campers this is their favorite times of the week.

Fridays

Fridays are all about putting on a show. We do not allow day-only drop in for Fridays as we really need campers all week to be effective on Friday.

8:45 early drop offs

9:30 warm ups

9:45 dress rehearsal – run a mock show, practicing stand up comedy and improv comedy intended for afternoon show. The focus is on presenting with focused transitions.

11:30 Notes – teachers share their take on what works and what needs some focus before final show

Lunch break and free time

1:30 house opens to public (family and friends). Campers gather for one more quick focus session.

2pm SHOWTIME please invite the world so the campers have a great audience. We video the show and share, unlisted, on YouTube so you can share with friends and family not in attendance.

Dismissal after showtime

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The Dating Game, Summer Camp 2019