Find Your Funny: A Crash Course on Improv Comedy
Taught by Brittany Brave
Brittany Brave is a NYC-based comedian, actress, writer and host. She possesses 15+ years of theatre and improv experience, having trained and performed at UCB, iO, The Second City, The PIT, Magnet Theatre and more. Currently, she performs improv, along with sketch and stand-up comedy all across the country and produces monthly showcases at The Misfit Hive in Woodside, Queens.
*No class on May 18th!*
In comparison to sketch and stand up comedy, improv is unplanned and unscripted. The most collaborative of the comedic art forms, the dialogue, action, story and characters are born from cohesive group work, spontaneity, grounded scenes and the talent to wield an entertaining world all based off an audience suggestion.
On the Spot: A Crash Course on Improv Comedy welcomes students of ALL levels of experience and provides a safe space for those who have an active interest in exploring comedy (be it as a hobby or career). Students will receive a comprehensive, working survey of all the fundamentals of improvisation, public speaking and acting inspired by the world’s leading schools of comedy (UCB, iO, The Second City.) The crash course is filled with a brief history of the rise of comedic improv to mainstream success (UCB, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), an outline of improv's benefits in work and everyday life and supportive, fun and educational exercises to establish confidence and find your funny.
Get a better understanding of improv comedy with this video of UCB clips.