Improvisers tend to unknowingly create scenes with a similar dynamic to ones they’ve done before, especially ones deemed successful. And those hungry for laughs will abandon scene-work and story telling
Improvisers tend to unknowingly create scenes with a similar dynamic to ones they’ve done before, especially ones deemed successful. And those hungry for laughs will abandon scene-work and story telling in flavor of the comic moment of funny character.
A truly comic scene that really resonates with audiences and allows for laughs to build throughout a scene takes an understanding of comedic structures that help tell a comedic story. The Comic Devices workshop introduces the comic structures that will help improvisers go beyond their usual comic premises towards hilarious scenes and continuous comedy. The goal of the course is to provide a common language for improvisers to reference off stage and to follow while playing onstage. Learning these comic devices will help improvisers go beyond the usual comic premises, sometimes referred to as the ‘game’ of the scene or the ‘comic engine’.
This workshop includes comic devices participants may not have recognised before and gives a name to ones they may already know. Participants will leave the workshop with a lexicon of comic terms which they can use with their scene partners to analyse their improvisations after performances as well as the experience of playing in new ways with new perspectives.
Book before the 30th of October for an Early Bird discount!
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
24 Southwark Street, SE1 1TY
Kevin Scott is the founder of three renowned improv ensembles in the States. He has been an educator and director for The Second City Training Center and People’s Improv Theater. Some former students have gone on to TV, film and stage careers as performers, writers and producers on Saturday Night Live, The Office, Bridesmaids, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, 30 Rock and many others.
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£55 (£45 early bird)