A chance to learn from performers who have appeared on NBC’S Bring the Funny and at Chicago’s Second City.

Dramatic Improv
Mar 21, 2020 , 12:15 PM width=300Buy Tickets
Location:The Idiot Box
Instructors:Instructors for this workshop have performed on NBC’s Bring the Funny
Description:Most improv classes focus on the comedic elements of the art form. What often gets lost is the importance of good character work and true emotional commitment. This workshop will explore how to find the humor by giving honest, true reactions and building the relationship with your scene partner. Participants will learn the benefits of grounded character work and emotional choices.
Comedic Song Writing with Second City musical Director Brad Kemp
Mar 21, 2020 , 2:30 PM width=300Buy Tickets
Location:The Idiot Box
Instructors:Brad Kemp, Second City Musical Director
Description:Music is an amazing tool for comedy. Regardless of your skill level, anyone can successfully write a comedic song by following a few basic steps. From content to song structure to styles we’ll give you a crash course on what you need to get started. Participants will learn how to develop comedic premises, the basics of song structure and how to best utilize different musical genres. Students will even get the opportunity to begin writing their own song.