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Beginners Comedy Improv Class - Manhattan. No Experience Necessary! Next class Tuesday nights in May. Contact jacqueline Kabat for more info.
In this fun workshop, we soothe our spirit and re-energize ourselves with laughter. Guided by comedy improv pro Jacqueline Kabat, we learn the basic principles of comedy improvisation to tap into our deeper dimensions and learn how to use these techniques to develop our personal potential in everyday life. Working together as a group to eliminate any individual fear, we participate and cheer for each other in a safe environment—and have fun doing it. Comedy improv exercises result in self-discovery and insight. When we’re having fun, we’re relaxed. When we’re relaxed, we’re listening and communicating, and that’s when we’re able to overcome insecurities and express our full capabilities. By applying the central improv lesson of being completely present and open to whatever happens, we increase our confidence, improve our relationship skills, and learn to creatively deal with ambiguous and constantly changing circumstances. As we practice the tenets of comedy improv upon our return home, we discover we can tap into the best within ourselves with the healing power of laughter.
ABOUT JACQUELINE KABAT: Manhattan-based comedian, Jacqueline Kabat, has been involved in all aspects of stand-up comedy, improvisation, and sketch writing since 1997. She studied with, wrote for, and performed with Second City’s Ann Bowen and Saturday Night Live’ Amy Poehler while with the Upright Citizens Brigade. She also had the opportunity to work with Sex in the City’s Mario Cantone while warming up audiences at ABC Studios. Jacqueline has Emceed shows and has done stand-up comedy at popular New York clubs like Gotham Comedy Club & Caroline’s on Broadway. Jacqueline has also written for Time Out New York and was featured in Body & Soul Magazine’s October 2007 issue in an article about the healing power of comedy improvisation. She has taught comedy improv at Bank of America, Procter & Gamble, Macy's, Southwest Airlines and McGraw.