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Comedy Essentials will give you powerful tools you will use throughout your lifetime. We teach you world class script analysis, that lays the foundation for outstanding auditions. Writers and producers hire actors. When you understand scripts the way writers intended, you’ll start booking. The confidence and certainty you gain from our highly efficient approach to the work makes acting and auditioning fun. You’ll never walk into an audition with doubts about the material again.
Should you start here? Probably. Comedy Essentials is exactly the right place for new actors to start but also challenges those with moderate training. If you have a theater degree, improv/sketch training or a collection of courses under your belt, we will help you integrate your prior experience and level up to industry standards. With our training, you’ll never miss a clue in a script again.
Strengthen Your Foundation
Comedy Essentials is a six-week intensive course, packed with powerhouse information that will start you on the path to success.
This is where we introduce you to our powerful iCAMERA script analysis method as well as The Heroes of Comedy; Ten Comedy Archetypes Every Actor Should Know. Would you like an acting superpower? Our globally recognized system will give you just that.
ACS Founder, Gunnar Rohrbacher, designed iCAMERA to make life easier for you! A veteran of Hollywood, he honed his skills as a writer, actor and comedy teacher simultaneously over thirty years. The insight he brings to breaking down a comedy script is game changing. The story suddenly springs to life along with the jokes and characters.
The Heroes of Comedy are archetypes utilized by writers throughout television history. As you grow more and more familiar with The Heroes of Comedy, two things happen;
Make Casting Directors Your Biggest Fans
Most actors begin their journey through our comprehensive training program here. Beginning with Comedy Essentials is highly recommended, even if you’ve had prior training. We want you to fully benefit from our PATH.
What you’ll learn at a glance:
➥ Our iCAMERA method of Comedic Script Analysis
➥ The Heroes of Comedy; Ten Comedy Archetypes Every Actor Should Know
➥ Cold Reading Technique
➥ Finding the Funny in the Script
➥ Essential online resources for actors, subscription services and professional research tools
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Actors Comedy Studio
7461 Beverly Blvd Ste 202
Btwn N Vista & N Gardner Streets
Los Angeles, California 90036 Fairfax, Westside
7461 Beverly Blvd Ste 202
Btwn N Vista & N Gardner Streets
Los Angeles, California 90036
The glass doors at the front of the building are closed and locked at night and on the weekends. Students should enter through the black gate in the back of the building through the parking lot.
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Actors Comedy Studio is the World’s Only Sitcom Acting & Writing School.
Actors Comedy Studio is a place for actors and writers and all creatives to learn and grow. Our foundation is rooted in comedy and our methods and techniques continue to prove the test of time and sound. The ACS faculty...
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Ya know how a veteran comic sounds like he’s just talking and it’s hilarious? That is called “speaking in the language of stand-up”. And it comes from the ability to riff on-stage, using punchline dynamics naturally and creating material entirely in voice. There’s nothing more exciting than when a comedian goes off-book. It’s exciting,...
Monday Oct 21st, 7pm - 10pm
Develop the most personal and original material that you ALREADY have. You will learn: How to find the punchlines INSIDE the story How to punch up each segment The key ingredient that makes a story STAND-UP worthy Editing it for the stage Expanding it with material When to use act-outs Placing it in the set *Please prepare 3 stories to share...
Monday Oct 28th, 7pm - 10pm
You've developed the act... you've gotten the laughs... now where's the money?!? In this workshop, taught by Ken Pringle, you will learn the skills you'll need to take your stand-up act and create a workable business model with it - what bookers are looking for, which markets to target, how to create your press materials, how to use merchandising...
Saturday Oct 19th, 12pm - 3pm
Get ready to giggle! Tap into your own creative genius and rock the audience with humor. Learn joke writing, improvising skills, how to create characters while developing your stage persona and connecting with any type of audience. Your classroom for this hilariously funny and insightful workshop-style course takes place at The Clown House, a real-life...
Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 12pm(6 sessions)
This 1-day intensive focuses specifically on handling the most difficult moments of any comic’s career. This is the first class ever designed to immerse you in the experience of heckling and walk you through the step-by-step process of analyzing the situation and choosing the appropriate course of action. Whatever the situation, you will know what...
Monday Nov 4th, 7pm - 10pm
Desiree will open up with an intro and short overview of her background and experiences since being on her spiritual journey. Next, experience a sound bath with a twist. Pranna will lead the class through a sound bath using bowls. After the session has finished, Pranna will be identifying the feelings that each individual classmate is feeling with...
Sunday Oct 20th, 11am - 1pm
The Comedy Cast Intensive is your gateway to understanding the art of performing and auditioning comedy. Two of the Industry’s top professionals guide you toward success in this dynamic, one-day event. You will learn specific techniques for Sitcom Acting and Auditioning, invaluable inside information about the industry and most importantly, you’ll...
Sunday Nov 10th, 11am - 5:30pm
Our Improv: Beginning - Level 2 class will build on the basics that you learned in Improv: Beginning - Level 1. This class will focus more heavily on getting more in-depth in your scene work and honing your ability to add constant new information into your scenes. In this class, an emphasis will be placed on really making strong character choices....
Monday Oct 21st, 7:30pm - 10:30pm(4 sessions)
Our top Instructors at Flappers Comedy University will teach you and your friends how to take your funny ideas and turn them into jokes fit for the stage. This One Day Stand Up Comedy Intensive is the perfect "sampler" to introduce you to many of the different classes offered at Flappers Comedy University, and is specially tailored towards both...
Saturday Nov 2nd, 11am - 3pm
Do you feel like you are ready to go pro? Wel,l what’s stopping you? The act is good, gets laughs, so what is it? The PRO WORKSHOP has one goal in mind: creating a NEW, ORIGINAL, CRUSHER set that’s worthy of showcasing for clubs and TV…AND GETTING ON. This 5-week journey begins with Diagnostics. What is standing between you and the next level?...
Wednesday Oct 23rd, 7pm - 11pm(5 sessions)
Our Stand Up Level 3: Advanced Studies courses are intended for students with a strong grasp of basic comedy technique and ample performing experience who are looking to focus their attention on particular areas of study and advanced comedy techniques, as well as improving or expanding their existing comedy material and career. These classes...
Thursday Oct 24th, 8pm - 10pm(5 sessions)
Are you wondering how to take your stand up comedy career to the next level? Have an act but not sure how to present yourself to clubs and bookers? Do you need promotional materials, but don't have a big budget and aren't sure where to begin? In this intense workshop taught by Barbara Holliday (the co-founder of Flappers Comedy Clubs and comedy manager...
Saturday Oct 26th, 10am - 1pm
A show emcee or host is an integral part of the success or failure of a stand up show. An emcee is responsible for keeping the energy up in the room, connecting with the crowd and getting them excited about each comic that comes to the stage. Come learn how to perfect your skills as an emcee so you can continue to get booked in this one day workshop...
Saturday Oct 26th, 12pm - 3pm
If you've ever thought about taking your stand up comedy act into the unique (and high-paying!) world of college comedy, NOW is the time to get prepared! Submissions selections run from May-Sept, and Conference Season is Oct through Nov - are you ready for the next opportunity? In this workshop taught by Barbara Holliday (co-founder of Flappers Comedy...
Saturday Oct 26th, 2pm - 5pm
Tap into your own creative genius and rock the audience with humor. Learn joke writing, creating characters, improvising skills, stage persona and connecting with any audience. At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to perform a stand-up piece as part of “Comedy Revival Showcase” at Hollywood’s famous Comedy Store.
Tuesday Nov 5th, 7pm - 8:30pm(5 sessions)
The Stand Up Level 2: Intermediate course is intended for students looking to advance their education past the introductory lessons of Level 1, as well as comedians with prior experience looking to gain a deeper understanding of Flappers University's structure-based approach to stand-up comedy. Students will begin to explore the psychological factors...
Saturday Oct 19th, 4pm - 7pm(6 sessions)
This course focused on intensive comedy training. Sketch, Improv, Theatre, Acting, Music, Fun, etc. Our comedy aims to be Brilliant, Groundbreaking, Intelligent, Clean and Silly, but we make no promises. What we do promise is confidence, mad acting skillz, higher booking and call back rates, theatre and training credit for your resumes,...
Wednesday Oct 16th, 7pm - 10pm(10 sessions)
Our Stand Up Level 3: Advanced Studies courses are intended for students with a strong grasp of basic comedy technique and ample performing experience who are looking to focus their attention on particular areas of study and advanced comedy techniques, as well as improving or expanding their existing comedy material and career. These classes are ongoing...
Tuesday Nov 5th, 7pm - 10pm(6 sessions)
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