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Laughter Starts Here: Intro to Improv Comedy

Unlock your creativity, boost self-confidence, and become a master of storytelling with laughter as your guide. Join us at the New York Improv Theatre and embark on a journey of fun, games, and meaningful character development. Learn the art of improv comedy and discover the power of teamwork, leadership, and communication skills along the way.

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  • 16 and older
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  • 318 W 53rd St, New York, NY
  • 18 hours over 9 sessions

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What you'll learn in this improv class:

In Person, Hells Kitchen/Times Square, NYC

Start your journey to a becoming more creative, self-confident, public speaker while sharing much-needed laughter with the world!

This class is focused on having fun and playing games. Meanwhile discover basic tricks to great storytelling and performance, creating fun, meaningful characters, enriching world, and action packed plots.

Beyond a must for any aspiring performer, these games we play are akin to the same Walt Frasier uses in his popular Team Building workshops for corporate teams. Simply playing these games we develop skills that better our team, leadership, sales, and service skills.

Our #1 Rule: HAVE FUN but never at another's expense!

Improv #1 Rule: YES! And... Overcome ego and insecurity to support your team, make great choices, and tell great stories.

#1 Skill in Comedy? LISTENING!!!! Listen with your eyes. Listening with the willingness to change. BE A SPONGE. 

Refund Policy

There are no refunds, however, if circumstances change we do allow transfers to other students or courses at same time or near future.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at New York Improv Theatre (8 Improv) (73)

(4.7-star rating across 73 reviews)
  • Laughter Starts Here: Intro to Improv Comedy

    Anonymous review on 6/25/2023
    Great environment!
  • Laughter Starts Here: Intro to Improv Comedy

    Reviewed by CINDY A. on 1/29/2023
    Class was great! The instructor was super helpful and I had a lot of fun
  • Laughter Starts Here: Intro to Improv Comedy

    Anonymous review on 1/8/2023
    Excellent instructor and lots of fun!
  • Laughter Starts Here: Intro to Improv Comedy

    Reviewed by Akhilesh M. on 7/7/2021
    I met Walt and many others in this class. The class is great, Walt is great, funny, energetic, and knows what he is doing. The class has good number of students - not too little to be too boring, not too much to not get any chance. The students and Walt shall bring the best out of you, even if you are breaking a sweat. I shall go here again, if I have time.
  • Laughter Starts Here: Intro to Improv Comedy

    Reviewed by Inna L. on 11/5/2022
  • Laughter Starts Here: Intro to Improv Comedy

    Reviewed by Stephanie V. on 5/25/2022
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    Reviewed by Karen B. on 10/18/2021
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    Reviewed by Karen B. on 10/4/2021
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Students report having a positive experience at the LAUGHTER STARTS HERE Intro to Improv Comedy class. The class environment is described as inviting and enjoyable, and the instructor has been praised as not only excellent but also supportive and adept at his craft. Students describe the class as the perfect balance of fun and challenging, with instructor Walt providing an energetic class and the ability to bring out the best in his students. They also report that the class size is ideal, not too small to be boring, yet not so large that students don't get ample individual attention. Overall, attendees have indicated that they will likely return if given the opportunity. They walked away with increased confidence, a honed skill set, and a newfound appreciation for improv. 1. "The instructor was super helpful and I had a lot of fun." 2. "Walt is great, funny, energetic, and knows what he is doing." 3. "The students and Walt shall bring the best out of you, even if you are breaking a sweat."

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New York Improv Theatre (8 Improv)

Since 2002, "Eight is NEVER Enough!" has delivered over 5000 shows in Times Square and touring nationwide. This energetic professional cast comes from a variety of backgrounds including the dramatic stage, film, tv, stand-up, opera, classical and musical theatre.  Turn the "8" on its side and you...

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