(8190) Improv 101 Fridays 9am-12pm Jordan Klepper
Improv 101: Improv Basics
- All experience levels start with Improv 101
- Fridays 9am-12pm
- Start Date
- Fri March 8, 2013, 9:00am EST
Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.
Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows at UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.
Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at UCB Theatre before the end of the course.
Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.
Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at UCB Theatre.
Class Size: 16 Students
Important! Improv 101 students enrolling after February 3, 2014:
Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable $25 at UCB Theatre, UCB Training Center NY, UCBstore.com or Amazon.com.
Jordan Klepper, Teacher
Jordan also spent a good chunk of time in Chicago where he was an original member of the long running shows "Whirled News Tonight," "The Late Night Late Show," as well as the "Beatbox." At the i.O. Theatre he played regularly with "The Armando Diaz Experience," veteran Harold team (and Del Close Award Winning Best Harold Team) "Carl and the Passions" and "Bullet Lounge." He toured the world with the Second City National Touring Company, as well as performing in the "Second City Improv All-Stars."
In addition to sketch and improv, Jordan was a correspondent on the comedic sports show "Friday Night Tailgate" on the Big Ten Network for three seasons. He can be seen on MTV's "I Just Want My Pants Back" and on "Bunk" on IFC.
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