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Two Person Scene Work With Sayjal Joshi

This workshop will focus on two person scenes – the most fundamental building block of all longform improv. In this workshop you’ll lean to play solid, committed characters by taking care of yourself first and therefore giving your scene partner and yourself a foundation for amazing discoveries. We’ll focus on making emotion-based choices rather than relying on jokey lines & forced premises. By listening to what your scene partner is giving you through their strong choices, the scene and therefore the comedy will flow organically. This leads to simpler, more satisfying scene work.

About the Instructor: Sayjal Joshi is from Greensboro, North Carolina where she helped open a really awesome improv comedy club called The Idiot Box. In the last 16 years she’s done comedy for the Kennedy Center, the Goodman, Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse, Zanies, The Second City National Touring Company, Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Annoyance Theatre, iO Chicago, Laugh Out Loud Theater, and critically acclaimed Asian-American sketch ensemble, Stir-Friday Night! Sayjal wrote and currently performs in The Second City e.t.c.’s 41st review, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno in Chicago, IL.

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Finding Funny Characters with Julie Marchiano

Class Description: Learn tips, tricks, and techniques for discovering and developing new characters. Through movement exercises, scene work, and emotional exploration, students will find funny characters to store in their improv tool belts for their next rehearsal, show, or audition.

About the Instructor: Julie Marchiano is an actor, writer, and improviser who has spent the last seven years in Chicago, studying and performing at The Second City, iO Chicago, and The Annoyance Theater, among others. Most recently, she spent two years on the e.t.c. Resident Stage at The Second City, where she wrote two Jeff Recommended revues, A Red Line Runs Through It, and Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno. Julie has performed with The Second City Touring Company, Second City Theatricals aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has written for The Huffington Post, RedEye Chicago, Dose, and OMGFacts, to name a few. juliemarchiano.com

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Headliner Announcement: Ms. Pat

Ms. Pat will be here to make y’all laugh in February too!
You have seen and heard her everywhere! She’s been on TalkinS hit with Eddie Ifft, WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, Ari Shafir’s Skeptic Tank, The CrabFeast with Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, and Your Mom’s House with Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura, the Bertcast with Bert Kreischer.
In January of 2015 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”.
In July of 2016 Ms. Pat performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival appearing in Kevin Hart’s “LOL”, and Jeff Ross “Roast Battle” for Comedy Central. In July of 2016 Ms. Pat performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival appearing in Kevin Hart’s “LOL”, and Jeff Ross “Roast Battle” for Comedy Central.

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Video Sponsor: Entercainment Productions

Criss Cain’s Entercainment Productions is a full-service video production house specializing in capturing only the most entertaining of visions. Their first feature-film entitled ‘ann wilson / in focus’ documents the legendary lead singer of Heart & member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Ann Wilson. It was released in October 2017 to rave reviews. For more, check entercain.com

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Headliner Announcement: Eddie Pepitone

Eddie Pepitone will be here for The North Carolina Comedy Festival. Nicknamed “The Bitter Buddha”, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. You’ve seen his special Eddie Pepitone: In Ruins on Netflix. His comedy album, A Great Stillness debuted on Billboard’s Comedy Top 10 and he is the subject of the documentary, The Bitter Buddha.
He has appeared Community, Maron, Conan, Arrested Development, Bob’s Burgers, It’s Always Sunny in Philidelpia and many more. We are so excited to present him to North Carolina this February!

Performing Feb 22nd
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