Nerdist School Classes
By Ben Dunn on March 3, 2014
Tuition for all classes (improv, sketch, etc.) is priced at $350
Although… there IS a code that get’s you S25 dollars off tuition price. to find the code, simply locate all the Capital Letters in this paragraph and tell us what that word is. (the enrollment form has a space at the bottom labeled “Code”) good luck!
Sketch comedy thrives on the organic dialogue developed in improv, but with the ability to hone and refine a scene the possibilities become extra endless. Keep audiences at the edge of their folding chairs and learn to harness your comedic perspective, write beats for a scene, and create characters with elastic statuses.
SKETCH WRITING 1
Starting August 4th, 2014
[AUG 4 - SEP 22]
Instructor: DAN TELFER
Dan Telfer has been writing and performing comedy for over 15 years. As a writer for The Onion he wrote both editorial content and the web series The Onion’s Extremely Accurate History of the Internet. In addition to The Onion his writing has appeared in Paste Magazine and The A.V. Club. In Chicago he started with ImprovOlympic in the late 90′s and ran with the sketch groups Blewt! and Rogue . Starting with Chicago and continuing in LA, he has had the distinct pleasure of teaching at Second City. But he is perhaps known best for his stand-up chunk “The Best Dinosaur,” which became a runaway viral video hit and earned him an internet following.
Improvisational comedy is based on the fundamental concept of living in the moment, listening and adapting to the world around you, and supporting one another in creating comedic moments and rich environments.
LEVEL 1 IMPROV
Starting August 9th, 2014
[AUG 9th-SEP 27th]
Instructor: MONIKA SMITH
Monika is an actor and writer from Canada who modeled internationally until she realized that she liked smiling and eating more than standing and posing. She has performed for years at UCB LA & UCBNY, The Second City Toronto Touring Company, Second City LA, iO Chicago, iO West and the Annoyance Theater. You can still see her performing in multiple theaters across LA.
She’s also acted in Who Gets The Last Laugh?, Newsreaders, Newsroom, Joe Schmo Show, Two And a Half Men, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, Disaster Date, Players, The Tonight Show and Conan.