Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(7340) Advanced Study Harold Wednesdays 10:45am-1:45pm Ari Voukydis

Advanced Study Harold: Advanced Harold Workshop

Completion of 401; Acceptance to Advanced Study Improv
Wednesdays 10:45am-1:45pm
Start Date
Wed July 11, 2012, 10:45am EDT

Each master class course offered at this level is instructor-driven. Students will get to study the Harold and related performance pieces at an advanced level and will receive in-depth personal feedback about their own performance and progress as improvisers.

Advanced Harold Workshop with Ari Voukydis

"If you're not having fun up there, then you're the asshole." - Susan Messing

Harold doesn't have to be hard work. Stop looking so hard for the Game, and start playing (PLAYING) grounded, emotionally driven, kick-ass scenes that -- oh, by the way -- Have fun, intelligent, original games.

Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Program to register for this course. For more information on Advanced Study, see this page: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/classes/advanced

If you are approved for Advanced Study and wish to take this class please EMAIL [email protected] with the subject "Permission Voukydis 7340 Advanced Study Harold". Even if you have received permission to register for previous Advanced Study courses, you still need to send an email and wait for a reply.

Note: Spaces in the course will be allotted to students in the order that application emails are received. The status of the course may change to "Sold Out" and back to "Request Permission" when students are being enrolled, but you do NOT need to reapply to this class if that happens. Your original email request will be kept on file and you will be contacted if a space becomes available for you.

Ari Voukydis, Teacher

Ari began performing improv, standup and sketch comedy in New York City back when there were hookers in Times Square. He has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 1997, was taught by Amy, Ian, Matt and Matt and has been teaching at UCB for over twelve years.

Ari is a regular on all those VH-1 shows your niece watches, like The Best Week Ever and Top 100 Videos, and has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Comedy Central's The Upright Citizens Brigade.

He has contributed to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and has written for GQ, Grantland, SPY, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly and many other magazines. He currently writes for BuzzFeed.

Ari is one half of the comedy duo Mark & Ari, whose last show, Loft, ran at UCB NY for a year and was a Time Out New York Critic's Pick. Their comedy short "Small World" was directed by John Landis and featured on The Tonight Show. The have won an award or two for script writing. No big deal.

Over the years Ari has been lucky enough to fall in with some fantastic Harold teams, like DeCoster and Pound, and has been part of countless shows, including ASSSCAT, Let's Have a Ball and Wicked F***in' Queeyah, an annual salute to his home town of Boston that he co-created with Amy Poehler and Rob Corddry. He was the founder and co-host Hot For Teacher: The UCB Faculty Show, along with his insanely funny wife Betsy Stover.

Ari and Betsy live in Los Angeles with their intrepid sons Rex and Ajax and their good-natured but humorless terrier Walter.


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July 2012
  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • UCB NYC Classroom 1
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
August 2012
  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • Performance

  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
  • Class #6

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • Performance

  • Class #7

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • Class #8

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • UCB NYC Classroom 1
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
    153 E. 3rd St. at Avenue A

  • UCB NYC Classroom 2
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
September 2012
  • Performance

    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

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This Course is Completed.