The intro to improv comedy class will familiarize you with the fundamentals of the art. Learning these principles will help you in business and life, and, most importantly, it will be fun!
We'll use interactive improvisational games to learn the following: dialogue rules, staying present, using repetition and patterns, listening, and most importantly, saying "Yes, and..."
At the end of the 5 week course you will get to perform at one of the greatest theaters in Arizona in front of your friends and family!
Learn the art of improvisation from Ken Ferguson. Ken is a father, husband and Improvisor. Ken has received training at the prestigious Improv Olympics Chicago and IO West (Los Angeles).
He has been an ensemble player for several improv troupes and theatres such as Blue Door Theatre, Spokane, Wa. Jester’Z Improv Comedy, Scottsdale, AZ. The Remainders Musical Improv Comedy Troupe, Phoenix, AZ. Valley Fever Improv, Chandler, AZ.
Notably, As a founding member, Ken toured with The Remainders Musical Improv Comedy Troupe for 4 years performing in the Toronto International Improv Festival, Austin, TX, Albuquerque, NM, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV and throughout the state of Arizona including the Phoenix Improv Festival.
Ken Founded EXiT 185 Improv Comedy in 2007. EXiT 185 Improv Comedy has been performing for nearly 5 years locally. In addition, EXiT 185 Improv Comedy was invited to perform in the Annual Phoenix Improv Festival in 2009, 2010, & 2011 where they performed at the Herberger Theatre.
Ken also owned his own small stage theatre venue the BlackBox Theatre booking a variety of acts that spanned the full spectrum of the performing arts.
The best improvisers learn how to do stand up comedy. Put another tool in that tool belt!
Learn the fundamentals of stand up comedy and have a fun time doing it. Join us at the beautiful Tempe Center for the Arts and in one night learn more than you will from a year of open mic shows. Perfect for beginners, people looking to just have fun or people who need to learn public speaking. Tony Vicich has run workshops in LA, Phoenix and many other cities. He has taken people from their first workshop all the way to national television. The night is fun and free. An opportunity to attend a paid workshop is offered but you are under no obligation.
Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you an amazing new website that we will be actively involved with going forward:
Comedywire.com is a joke-writing platform that functions like Twitter meets Reddit, just for comedy. Real news headlines are curated daily, serving as a stream of setups to write jokes about. You will find the platform helps you write more frequently, improve your punchlines and network in the industry.
Pro comedians and writers on the site include Tom Leopold (writer at Seinfeld and Cheers), Joe Toplyn (former head-writer of The Tonight Show), and Jackie Martling (former head-writer of The Howard Stern Show), and Harrison Greenbaum (Last Comic Standing) to name a few. In short, this is an amazing way for you to network and show off your talent. I encourage you to stay active and build a following. Gilbert Gottfried will be speaking with July's top writers from the site.
We will be submitting topics and reading off the funniest responses on the air twice a day. Let us know your feedback on the site!