Our festival features comedy acts from all over North America performing in local Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham venues during February 2014.
The Dark Side with Jimmy Carrane
SATURDAY 2/15 230PM - 430PM
Improvisers avoid going to the dark side. And here are the excuses: They think they can not make it funny. The want to be liked. And the biggest one, the audience will actually think I am that person I just played on stage. Guess what? You're acting! Then the improviser wonders why they get bored with their choices. If you want to be a well-rounded improviser you have to be as comfortable going to the dark side as going to the light side. This 2-hour workshop will start you on your way.
This workshop is suggested for the experienced improviser who is willing to push himself to go to taboo and dark subject matter. "Not for the timid, this workshop."
Jimmy Carrane is the host of Improv Nerd and co-author of “Improvising Better: A Guide to the Working Improviser.” He is the former host of Studio 312 on Chicago Public Radio. He has taught at The Second City, IO-Chicago, The Annoyance and Victory Gardens. Jimmy was recently seen in the films “LOL” and “Public Enemies” with Johnny Depp. His other film and TV credits include “The Playboy Club,” “ER,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Early Edition,” “The Untouchables,” “Stash” and “Tapioca.” He was an original member of The Annoyance Theater, Armando at The IO-Chicago and was a member of Carl and The Passions and Burning Desires. He has performed in some of Chicago most innovative and ground-breaking long-form improv shows, such as “Jazz Freddy” and “Naked” (a two-person one-hour improvised scene with MAD TV’s Stephanie Weir.) Other theater/improv credits include: “I’m 27, I Still Live at Home and Sell Office Supplies,” “Godshow,” “Every Old Man,” “Living in Dwarf’s House” and “Summer Rental” at The Second City etc.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this workshop.
Produced by DSI Comedy Theater and Zach Ward; NCCAF was created in 2001 to showcase Chicago-style improvisation and educate Carolina audiences.
Over the last 13 years, NCCAF has proudly showcased the entire comedic arts, improv acts, sketch artists and standup comics including Louis CK, Emo Philips, Bryan Tucker (SNL), Chris Tallman (Reno 911), "JJ" Walker, Douglas Sarine (AskANinja), Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere), Anthony King (UCBT), Eddie Brill (Late Show), MC Chris, MC Frontalot, Josh and Tamra, Bassprov, Jill Bernard's Drum Machine, Death by Roo Roo, Dual Exhaust, The Reckoning and more.