Improv 101 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Mondays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Jul 23, 2018, 3:30pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Sep 22, 2018, 5:30pm
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


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.


Note: Meets September 10, during Rosh Hashanah. Check calendar before enrolling. Does not meet September 3.

John Murray, teacher

John Murray started studying with the UCB in 2004. He currently is a member of the UCB House Team GOAT. In 2013 Esquire Magazine named John "Comedy's Next Almost Star". John has appeared in numerous web videos for the likes of Above Average, Funny Or Die and UCBComedy. He is the co-creator of the IFC Comedy Crib series "John & Geoff Are Married". John has appeared on NBC's 30 Rock, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Cooking Channel and many television commercials. He is also the co-host of "Low Standards" which Time Out NY listed as one of "NYC Best Screening With Benefits". John happily lives in Brooklyn with his wife and kids. He's pumped to be performing at UCB.

For more info check out John's website: http://thejohnmurray.com/

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