Longform 101: Truth in Comedy
This class is all about finding the truth in comedy and initiating scenes. You will learn to generate unique characters through status, emotion and mining real life for ideas. You’ll learn the Armando, a format that combines scenework and storytelling. (It helps to bring a notebook, as there will be more advanced concepts and instructor feedback than in our Intro class!)
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 pm, October 30 to December 18 (with Nick Howe)
Sundays, 3 to 5:30 pm, November 3 to December 22 (with Alex Keenan)
Location: 441 MacLaren St, Suite 330
Classes are eight weeks, 2.5 hours per class, one class show. $225 (+HST)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before 11:59 pm on Friday, October 18 for 10% discount.
Prerequisite: Prior performing experience or Intro to Improv
Alex Keenan started doing improv after she realized she was spending too many weeknights in the office. She is a member of The Lunettes, a local improv troupe that has performed at the Fembassy and the 2019 Ottawa Improv Festival, and she does stand-up comedy when the mood strikes her. In her day job, Alex uses improv principles to help people overcome their fear of public speaking.
Nick has been consuming comedy since he can remember. He finally took his first improv class at the Improv Embassy in September 2017. He has taken levels 101 through 501 at the Improv Embassy. Nick is a member of Black Box Comedy who produced the comedy show, Go Fund Yourself, at the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival, and is a member of sketch troupe The Shit Hot Shit Show.