Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(7951) Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm Ari Voukydis


Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Prerequisites
Completion of Improv 301 within previous two years
Scheduled
Thursdays 7-10pm
Start Date
Thu January 10, 2013, 7:00pm EST
Price
$400.00

Improv 401 serves as the end official "end" of our improv program. This course offers students the chance to strengthen their individual skills while giving them more practice with the long form improvisation performance known as the Harold.

The course focuses on playing truthfully, to the top of your intelligence, while practicing agreement and support. Students will be sensitive to the games of their scenes, and connect the scenes into one cohsive piece (the "Harold").

Teachers will offer more individual feedback at this level.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in at least two class performances, generally held at the UCB Theatre.

Students required to see at least 2 improvised shows at the UCB Theater before the end of the course.


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.

Schedule

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January 2013
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  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 3
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
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  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • Class #6

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • Performance

    UCBT NYC
     
  • Class #7

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • Class #8

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • UCBT NYC
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 3
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
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    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
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This Course is Completed.