Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8679) Del Close Marathon Workshop Saturday 3:30pm-6:30pm Josh Simpson


Del Close Marathon Workshop: Special Marathon Workshop

Prerequisites
May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled
Saturday 3:30pm-6:30pm
Start Date
Sat June 29, 2013, 3:30pm EDT
Price
$50.00


Prerequisite: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 201 or out-of town performer.*

SPECIAL DCM WORKSHOP: Discovery with Josh Simpson

Don't be an improv robot. This workshop is all about finding your game and exploring it. You'll learn ways to push your scene partner, surprise yourself, and make your scenes more fun. NO ROBOTS ALLOWED.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THESE DCM WORKSHOPS. READ THE POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING AND ENROLLING!

Maximum class size is 16.

* You must be listed on the DCM website as a performer in a group from out of town to enroll.  The registrar will check for your name and if you are not listed when you enroll, you will be removed from the workshop and lose $50.

Josh Simpson, Teacher

Josh Simpson is a comedian, writer, actor and maker of online mischief living in Los Angeles. He’s been studying and performing at the UCB since 2004.

Josh has been performing on Harold night for over 4 years with the now defunct Flap Jackson and his current team, The Great War. He also performs with The Twitter Show and a group he co-founded, “Werner Hotdog: The Documentary.” He’s done a lot of sketch writing as well, but you’re not really interested in that, are you?

Professionally, Josh has found a home on the Internet. He worked for over 2 years at Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s FunnyOrDie.com, where he wrote, produced and directed original comedy videos. He also answered phones and did accounting, but that would be stupid to include here.

He left FunnyOrDie.com in the Summer of 2010 after starting the Twitter account @BPGlobalPR in the wake of the BP Oil Spill. Josh used this fake Twitter account to satirize BP’s absurd PR efforts in the wake of the spill. The account gained over 190,000 followers in a month and got write ups in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Fast Company and all the websites that your nerdy friends talk about. He even got to do a TED Talk at TEDxOilSpill in Washington D.C. It was absurd. Buy him (me) a beer sometime, and he’ll (I’ll) tell you all about it.

Josh then spent a year and a half writing and producing original content for Conan O’Brien’s website TeamCoco.com. He’s currently freelancing, writing and teaching improv classes in Los Angeles and spending as much time as possible with his wonderful dog named Dre.

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