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Adult Comedy Classes Online - Improv, Stand-Up & Sketch Comedy

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Develop creative writing and performance skills while discovering your inner comedic genius! Come play, create & share much needed laughter!

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  • 8pm Mondays Stand-Up Comedy with Walt Frasier
  • 8pm Wednesdays Improv Comedy with Walt Frasier ALL Levels Game Play
  • 2pm Saturdays LONG FORM Improv Comedy with Samuel Van Wyk

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YOUTH PROGRAMMING

Drop by any time for just $25/class. MARCH 2021 Special $a75 for unlimited access to ALL adult classes

HAVE FUN! But NEVER at another's expense.

Our #1 Rule, this is an extension of the #1 rule in Improv, "YES! And..." We don't have time to worry about self. Ego, insecurity etc wash away when we give in to just having fun. Focus being on the moment. Listen & Respond! trust ourselves and our scene partners. Together we will create a world where ALL can come to share and create and grow as artists.

MORE From EIGHT IS NEVER NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy. Students get FREE admission to ALL professional shows.

ALSO Private events - shows & workshops corporate teams, schools, family events. Fun birthday parties, too!

Stand-Up Comedy

Walt Frasier, as laid out in his book Stand-Up Comedy, teaches a simple four step method to develop new comedy material. Our brains are the library for our creativity, and each step to Walt's method is about unlocking our memories and then thinking out of the box to turn our personal stories of observation and experience, over the course of four classes, into original 5-minute comedy routines.

Improv Comedy ALL LEVELS Game Play

Various professional players from the ranks of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH lead a series of warm-up, technique building and performance games. While open to beginners, this is not necessarily just for beginners. The great aspect of Improv is that most games can be played by all. Over time you will develop skills in character development, world building, story telling, team work, and more, but everyone can start playing TODAY with zero experience. This class invites anyone looking to play for the first time or to keep their skills going, or just to have some fun networking with new players.

Long Form Improv Comedy

Samuel Van Wyk introduces students to various Long Form Styles and techniques to sustain characters and stories long past the short form games most people know from WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY. Some experience required. Total beginners may find this class a bit overwhelming. IN addition to years performing professionally with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH, Sam has completed the full studio program in both Improv & Sketch Comedy at UCB.


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Pictured: Samuel van Wyk with Women's Forum group form JP Morgan Chase 2019

PRIVATE EVENTS ONLINE

  • Workshops $100/hour
  • Shows $350

In a time when most companies are working remotely, getting your employees to work as a strong team is more important than ever.

Research has shown that improv can be a fun and effective way to encourage teambuilding, improve both communication and collaboration, and cultivate better problem-solving skills.

As improv professionals during the time of Covid 19, we have had to adapt from working in person to performing and teaching improv solely in an online setting.

This has given us the tools to share these same benefits of improvisation with your organization, even with the constraint of team members being in separate locations.

More at https://newyorkimprovtheater.com/2020/09/17/corporate-improv-training-remote-operations-team-building-4-new-times/

Our Rule #1 is HAVE FUN!!!! More than anything the world needs laughter's healing power right now. Corporate workshops build team, leadership, sales and service skills. recent clients include Accenture, NY Life, Milbank, and Datadog. Past clients include JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot, Twitter, Coach, Louis Vuitton,

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY events are a blast with Comedy. past clients include Princeton, Georgetown, NYU, Columbia, Hofstra, Yeshiva, Stone Hill, Williams, Roger Williams, U. Dayton, UMd College Park, High Point, Hastings & Lynchburg)

Friend & Family events (Birthdays, reunions etc) bring folks together in a time it is hard to meet up with current travel and other restrictions. More than just a hang out, we help create conversations and laughs.


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Walt Frasier

Artistic Director Walt Frasier has one of the leading schools in New York City (EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH - AKA Improv 4 Kids, Improv 4 Teens) for kids & teens learning both stand-up and improv comedy.. His student, 12yo Carolyn White, was named the "Funniest kid in America" by Kenan Thompson, after winning the SNL star's national talent search.. Mr. Frasier also directs numerous programs in residency at NYC area schools and camps.

While relatively new to offering adult public classes, Frasier has established himself a corporate team building specialist, using the lessons of Improv to teach team, leadership, sales and service thru building better communication (Public Speaking, Listening), focus and self confidence. Simply creating a safe space (AKA Psychological Safety for ALL!) allows individuals and teams to thrive. YES! And...

TV credits include Billions, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Lilyhammer, and Letterman 9 episodes). Plus shows on NICK, TRUTV, WE, MTV2, commercials, indy film....

On stage includes international credits in theater (Off Broadway, Festival, Regional and touring), opera, and music.


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Samuel Van Wyk

MC, Teacher, Corporate Event Specialist. Member of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH since 2017.Sam is a versatile actor based in New York City. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Since moving to New York, he trained with the famous Upward Citizen's Brigade Theatre where he completed their full curriculum in improvisation and sketch writing. With this training he has worked professionally as an improvisor in short form, long form, and interactive theatre. He has also lead hundreds of classes and workshops from kindergartners to senior executives. Additional credits include regional theater, commercials, and indy films.


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Check out these supplements to our classes. Published with a YA audience marketing plan in mind but great for all ages exploring Stand-Up Comedy and improv, especially during these online ZOOM class times. CLICK HERE

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