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Every week includes Improv & Stand-Up Comedy classes for kids & teens plus a week performance showcase for invited guests.

By Improv Theatre LLC

When and where

Date and time

July 8, 2019 · 9:30am - August 28 · 4pm EDT


Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

HAVE FUN but never at another's expense! - Walt Frasier's #1 Rule

Each week is a self contained session with classes in improv and stand-up comedy. Monday starts with a master class in Improv Comedy, introducing a number of warm-up, technique and performance games. Then we move into an open-mic style session where students develop original stand-comedy routines, starting with personal stories of observation and experience. Tuesday - Thursday are more like rehearsals than classes. A series of mock performance sessions develop experienced performers. Every week we introduce new games, review class faves and develop a new 2-3 minutes of stand-up comedy which get presented at our weekly showcase, Friday at 2pm. 

We have two to three adult teaching artists plus a number of teen interns every day, allowing us to break into smaller groups based on age and skills level. 


  • 8:45 Morning Drop Offs
  • 8:45-9:30 early drop offs and morning open mic  parents can drop off early to get to work on time. Also student may take turns using the stage to work on Stand-up as well as sketch and improv. These sessions are loosely moderate by teen conselors. Others are encouraged to write in their journals.
  • 9:30 Morning Improv Session. We start every morning with a brief role call and morning meeting, wisdom of the day, and / or comedy writing exercise, followed by Improv warm up and performance Masterclass.
  • 11:30 Lunch Break and Open Mic. Before and after lunch campers take turns on stage turn personal experiences and observations into original stand up comedy routines.
  • 1pm Afternoon Improv Session
  • 1:30 Friday showcases are exclusively for students signed up for full weeks of camp.
  • Monday-Thursday 3pm Snacks and afternoon activity. This may be watching a pro show performed by teachers and other cast mates from EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv, team bonding games, etc


  • SMILE Start every day with a smile! Physically smiling makes us feel great. Usually we smile when someone makes us feel good. It works both days. YOu can actually loosen stiff muscles and minor aches inside and out. Also, when you lead with a smile most smile back. Ignore that one judgemental hiding in the corner. They will judge you no matter what you do. If you want most folks to smile at you, LEAD BY EXAMPLE!
  • EXPERIENCE and OBSERVE YOU WORLD Every thing you need for comedy is right in front of you. LIVE with wide open eyes and ears. At school & home, on the subway, in the park, at the store etc etc etc things happen to you and to others around you. 
  • RECORD YOUR WORLD Keep a journal. What every observe and experience, write it down. Also record your process. Describe every Improv game you play in your own words. EVERY time you get off stage, record how that experience happened. Process your world, your anxieties, fears, joys etc. Getting things out of your head, frees you to focus in the moment. 

$450/Week includes a five days of classes, weekly showcase, admission to professional shows (all at same location), lunch and snacks.

TWO/THREE REGISTRATIONS - Sign up for two weeks OR Sign up siblings and save. OK to take advantage even if not doing consecutive weeks. Want to do more week, jut $300/week. OR $2400 for all NINE! (Sign up for one and we will prorate the difference)

Health info, emergency contacts and other info - We will contact all for this info at least a week before camp starts. If we do not get responses to these emails, forms are available the first day of camp. 

Artistic Director, Walt Frasier

Walt Frasier has been producing comedy shows in New York since 2002. Mostly known for his work in improvisation and corporate comedy, Frasier has hosted 5000+ shows. TV credits include PAUSE with SAM JAY (HBO), Billions (SHO) Lilyhammer (NETFLIX), Blue Bloods (CBS), Friends of the People (TruTV), Royal Pains (USA), Naked Brothers Band (NICK), Fat Pants (Dr. Oz Promo), Late Night with David Letterman (9 eps). Also international credits in Music, Theater and Comedy.  

Andrea Hernandez Mieres

Member since 2019, is a Mexican & Spanish singer, actress and dancer. Originally from Mexico City where she debuted professionally on the Musical Theater scene in the Mexican Broadway versions of The Fiddler on the Roof and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Recent AMDA NY graduate, Andrea is venturing on the New York City scene.

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