NATIONAL SMILE DAY #NationalSmileDay MAY 31 #worldsmileday OCTOBER 4

NATIONAL SMILE DAY  is May 31st. WORLD SMILE DAY  is October 4th.
From Walt Frasier, artistic director of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Off Broadway Improv
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Walt Frasier on Billions 4.10 May 2019. Frasier has also appeared on Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, Friends of the People, Letterman etc
In every Improv workshop I leave students with two messages
1) You have homework. (groans) Every morning before even getting out of bed, start the day with a smile. You know how you smile when someone else makes you feel good. Turns out it works both ways. Physically forcing a smile can make you feel better. You physically squeeze out the juice in our face that make you feel good. I know, it sounds gross, but it works. AND when you walk into a room with a smile, most people smile back. There will always be that one that say “Why are they smiling? What’s wrong with them.” That person will judge you no matter what you do so let’s just ignore that person. When you wait for the world to make you happy it will disappoint every time. When you set out to make the world smile, simply by leading by example, rewards flood your way.
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QUICK LINKS for upcoming professional shows & classes this weekend in Times Square, NYC.
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2) Every time you get on stage, or read in class, public speaking gets easier. Every time you let your fear win, hiding in the shadows gets easier as well. Push that comfort zone just a little bit every day and see that fear become manageable, eventually maybe even disappear. Having the fear is beyond normal. But letting the fear control you leads to many missed opportunities.
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NATIONAL SMILE DAY is EVERY DAY!

YES AND… #1 rule in Improv is to ALWAYS say YES, followed by AND…, a statement that supports everything our teammates offer and builds a scene forward, offering details to which our team can YES AND.. us in return
LISTEN and RESPOND – suspend judgement, don’t plan, rather simply LISTEN deeply to our team, then trust ourselves and our team.
Playing Improv games develops public speaking and self confidence. Fear of public speaking is #1 in the world, more that fear of death itself. THIS alone is the most important way we attack the Bully problem. A confidence person will less likely become a bully OR victim. Bullies seek out easy targets. They rarely take on a confidence individual. However, bullies themselves are most often overcompensating for their own insecurities.  So by teaching self confidence we eliminate BOTH trends. By becoming confidence public speakers and over coming social anxieties of one on one interactions we empower individuals to ask when they need help.

 

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY – a corporate concept that is a few decades old but very important in the past 5 years since a study performed by GOOGLE. http://www.corporate-comedy.us/about/psychological-safety-performance-drive-yes-and-improv/ . Studies find that the #1 factor that makes a successful team is psychological safety. Every person on the team feels a value to the team. Team mates support each other. BASICALLY – EVERYTHING we learn doing Improvisation! Our mission is to bring psychological safety into every classroom in New York and beyond!!!

 

Young Comics compete at Caroline’s hosted by Kenan Thompson

Young Comics compete at Caroline’s hosted by Kenan Thompson

Nine of the sixteen students performing with Kenan on April 14, 2019 are from the comedy school run by one of our clients.

Judah (pictured above on the left) was the runner up last year. The past few weeks, Judah has been traveling with Kenan. Last week they performed at the Hollywood Improv.

Carolyn (on the right) is this year’s winner. 11yo Carolyn started comedy classes during the troupe’s summer camp 2018 and has been at almost every Saturday class since.

EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv (AKA Improv 4 Kids and Improv 4 Teens via its educational outreach programs) is delivers top rate comedy while catering to all ages. The cast creates original sketch and music improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. The troupe offers weekly classes for kids, teens and adults and a summer comedy camp.

NYCOMEDYTICKETS.com has discount tickets to their live shows featuring professional performers (also the teachers of these amazing kids & teens)

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Fridays, Saturdays 7:30pm
at LOL Times Square 711 7th Avenue, NY 10036
$20 plus 2 drink minimum CLICK HERE for $5 tickets
Recommended for 13yo and up

Saturdays, Sundays 3pm
Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, NY 10019
$25 plus ONE drink minimum CLICK HERE for $5 tickets
Recommended for 5yo and up

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COMEDY CLASSES for KIDS & TEENS

Saturdays 10am Teens
Saturdays 12pm Kids
SUMMER CAMP 2019

These classes include both Improv and Stand-Up Comedy. Check out these photos from a recent show.

Drop by a single class for just $40
8-week sessions run $250
One week of summer camp runs $450 (includes lunch and snacks)
Campers and Full session participants are invited to perform at regular showcases at a NYC Comedy Club plus get free admission to bonus classes and professional comedy shows.

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Summer Comedy Camp for Kids & Teens Times Square NYC

QUICK LINKS – We are excited to share some discount links for your future stars to check out comedy camp for kids & teens

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New York Improv Theater (AKA EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv, Improv 4 Kids, Improv 4 Teens) has presents 5000+ shows for K12 audiences since 2002. Since 2011 the talented group of comics and actors have presented public classes and summer camps for kids & teens.

Now every weekend, and for EIGHT weeks this summer, 20-30 students partake in classes in both Improv and Stand-Up comedy. Every session includes a chance to perform in semi public showcases for friends and family.

The program is focused first on Improv Comedy to build strong performance and team skills. While playing a series of fun games, the students develop creative writing, critical thinking, public speaking and other valuable life skills. These same games are used to teach corporate groups team building, management/leadership, sales and service.

During almost every session, students will also get a chance to turn personal stories of experience and observation into original comedy routines.

WEEKLY CLASSES in TIMES SQUARE

Saturdays 10am Teens
Sundays 12pm Kids

Spring Sessions start March 16
Additional 4-5 weeks sessions also pop up

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SUMMER COMEDY CAMP 2019

COMEDY CAMP 4 KIDS $50 off/week discount link
COMEDY CAMP 4 TEENS $50 off/week discount link

WEEK 1 July 1-5
WEEK 8 Starts August 19

Tuition includes 5 days of comedy classes and mock performance experience. Daily LUNCH and Snacks provided and every Friday a PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE open to friends and family. At least once every week, students will see a professional show by the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH. Drop off as early as 8:45am Pick up by 5:15pm.

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THANKSGIVING EVE WEEKEND Shows & Classes #Discount #Comedy #Tickets #NYC

THANKSGIVING EVE WEEKEND Comedy Shows & Classes. In town for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, check out a show at teh Broadway Comedy Club, juts a short walk, subway or uber from the Wednesday Night Balloon inflation activities.

QUICK LINKS

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Saturday November 17, 2018 at 10am. Click Photo above to get 40% off registration

 

FRIDAY November 16, 2018

8pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB RED ROOM
AN EVENING WITH STUTTERING JOHN MELENDEZ AND GUESTS

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB *** OUR PICK OF THE WEEKEND!!!
Dante Nero- Comedy Central, Blacklist, Chappelle Show
Joey Gay- Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central
Sherrod Small- Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock Show, Conan

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Lucas Connolly Sirius XM
Shuli Egar Howard Stern
Ali Kolbert Tonight Show
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Dustin Chafin HBO, Showtime
Don Jamieson VH1
Angelo Lozada Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Joanne Filan (Comedy Central)
Frank Vignola (Comedy Central)
Chris Roach (Kevin Can Wait)
Jordain Fisher (NBC, BET)
Jen Lap

SATURDAY November 17, 2018

10am MORNING IMPROV JAM CLASS CLICK LINK for 40% off registration. Join the adult playground as Walt Frasier presents his Improv Comedy Workshop, a public version of his popular Corporate Team Building program. Bring the office team or come to self enrich, playing a series of games that deliver laughs while building self confidence, public speaking and other skills that enhance acting performance as well as management/leadership, sales, service and team.

12pm IMPROV 4 TEENS CLASS Improv and Stand-Up Comedy help students discover their best selves building self confidence, creative writing, critical thinking and public speaking.

7:45 BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB RED ROOM
Aaron Berg – Comedy Central
James Goff- Comedy Central, Today Show

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Gregg Rogell (Comedy Central)
Jourdane Fisher (NBC, BET)
Vanessa Hollingshead (Comedy Central)
Jocelyn Chia (Comedy Central)

10:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Rich Carrucci Sirius XM
Shuli Egar Howard Stern Show
Allan Fuks AXS Week in Sex Podcast
Joanne Fillan LOGO
Dustin Chafin HBO Showtime
Teddy Smith Sirius XM

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

SUNDAY November 18, 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE
This week on Sunday Night Live 9pm show at Broadway Comedy Club will be Joe Devito, Kyle Ocasio, Sergio Chicon, Dean David, Calise Hawkins, Smoky Suarez, Nicky Sunshine and hosted by Jamie Roberts.
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9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Allan Fuks Sirius XM
Jourdain Fisher BET
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Keren Margolios Race Wars
Melissa Diaz NY Comedy Festival
Petey DeAbreu Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Ellen Kari,Sam Rubinoff, Cory Jarvis , Greg Radin, Ian Lara

MONDAY November 19, 2018

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Brian McFadden (CBS Late Show, Comedy Central)
Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
Jaye McBride (YAAAS! Fest)

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Jeffery Paul Movie The Irish
Rob Ryan Winner Boston Comedy Festival
Rosebud Baker Amazon
Brett Druck Fox Laughs
Allan Fuks Sirius XM
Jocelyn Chia AXS
Kevin Downey Jr Americas Got Talent

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Host Gordy McNiff
11:15 Lucas Connolly
11:25 Cory Tindall
11:40 Richie Redding
11:50 Eric Neumann
12:05 Gabe Pacheco
12:15 Keanu Thompson
12:30 Anthony Kapfer

TUESDAY November 20, 2018

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
Jimmy Martinez (Comedy Central)
Russ Meneve (Comedy Central, Tonight Show, Conan, HBO)

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Allan Fuks Sirius XM
Jourdain Fisher BET
Andy Fiori Sirius XM
Mike Keegan Boston Comedy Fest
Melissa Diaz NY Comedy Festival
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Wali Collins Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Janice Messite, Sheba Mason, Christy Miller, Kenny Warren,Kathryn Henson , Chris Hamilton

Wednesday November 21, 2018 HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVE

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Erin Jackson (Conan, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
Chris Roach (Kevin Can Wait)
Drew Fraiser (Starz, Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central)

9:30pm GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB
MC Joanne Filan LOGO
Eric Nuemann AXS
Clayton Fletcher SIrius XM
Kenice Mobley Sirius XM
Rosebud Baker Amazon
Brian Jian Just for Laughs
Yannis Pappas Comedy Central

11pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
Amy Foster, Jeffrey Paul, Erick Branstein, Frank Vignola, Brian Jian

THANKSGIVING THURSDAY November 24

9pm BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You’ve seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

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Corporate Improv Comedy Shows Classes Team Building #NYC

We have some comedy shows and classes perfect for any corporate business professionals as well as great options for holiday parties and corporate team building events. Contact providers and mention NYCOMEDYTICKETS to get 20% off shows & workshops in October/November 2018. EMAIL for more information, dates and rates.

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After the 2008 crash, most corporate all but eliminated extra curricular activities. Team leader soon found out, while maybe there was excess spending in the past, their teams needed powerful bonding time away from the office. One company is committed to delivering high impact team building at a cost you can justify to share holders in 2018.

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Saturdays 10am. Bring the whole team or drop by to self enrich. Click Photo above to get 40% off registration.

IMPROV COMEDY SHOWS & WORKSHOPS by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH

CorporateClients include teams from JP Morgan Chase, Bristol Meyer, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Master Card, Johnson & Johnson, American Express, Microsoft/BING, Twitter, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Home Depot, Enrst & Young, GM, KRAFT, UBS, UNILEAVER, Edy’s Grande Ice Cream,  Professional Development for NYC Schools (DOE VENDOR), and 100s more smaller/local firms.

While laughter remains the best medicine in 2018, one does have to be wary of PC friendly issues. EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH solves the problem by offering hilarious clean comedy.

Interactive Shows involve the whole team offering suggestions for scenes and songs, while many games invite audience volunteers on stage. Shows start at just $800 anywhere in the NYC TriState area!!!!

Improv Workshops get the team playing a series of games that help develop a strong team as well as leadership, communication, sales and service skills. In addition to bringing the team together you learn games you can use in the office to keep the smiles long after the workshop. Workshops start at just $500 anywhere in the NYC Tri-State area!!!!

Advanced Workshops allow the team to focus in on specific skills – management, leadership, sales, service, conflict resolution. The team uses Improv to brainstorm, role-play and discuss solution to every day scenarios your team faces.

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Bring these programs anywhere in the Tri-State area and beyond, or let EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH host at their Midtown Manhattan theater.

You can pay a small space rental fee or add catering. There are menus for Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour, Cocktail Party and Dinner ranging from $20-200pp.

Food and drink, especially paired with laughs, are also powerful team building tools. EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH offers menus that promote casual interaction.

  • HAPPY HOUR  ****MOST POPULAR OPTION*** Perfect for after work team building events, the team will enjoy drinks and a mini buffet of sliders, wings, fries, chips (including gluten free options) and dips (humus, guacamole, salsa, etc).
  • COCKTAIL PARTY – perfect for holiday parties and for teams looking for a little more food options, this menu includes open bar plus a variety of bites and finger foods with stations around the room and passed hors d’oeuvre.
  • LUNCH – great for off campus day time events, the team will enjoy the platters of wraps, salads, chips, cookies and unlimited non alcoholic options.
  • PIZZA – looking for inexpensive fun casual, bond over New York Pizza. Popular option for a night out for the interns.
  • ITALIAN BUFFET – local restaurant caters platters of pasta, meat, veggies, salad and breads.
  • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – come in for morning sessions and start with coffee, juice, and bite sized carbs – includes fruits, yogurts and spreads (cream cheese, jams, jellies etc)

THE COMPLETE TEAM BUILDING PACKAGE

MORNING ARRIVAL
Start with bonding over a continental breakfast – coffee, juice, and bite sized carbs – includes fruits, yogurts and spreads (cream cheese, jams, jellies etc). The table will continue to be maintained with sweet & savory snacks and assorted beverages.

WARM-UP WORKSHOP
The team will enjoy a 2-hour Improv Workshop that introduces a number of games. These games teach valuable individual and team skills and provide tools to use in the office.

LUNCH
Platters of wraps (including vegetarian options), salads, chips and cookies.

SHOW
The professional cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH presents an interactive musical comedy. The team building continues as the cast invites all to provide suggestions for the scenes and songs as well as audience volunteers that more directly steer the comedy.

AFTERNOON BREAK OUT SESSION
Focus in on specific skills – management, leadership, sales, service, conflict resolution. In smaller groups, the team uses Improv to brainstorm, role-play and discuss solution to every day scenarios your team faces. The groups come together one last time to share the bullet points of their group’s findings via short skit.

FINAL Q&A
Discuss how to use the day’s lessons in the office and personal life.

 

Comedy Classes for Kids, Teens & Adults NYC Discount Registration

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Adult Improv Class Times Square NYC

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Saturdays 10am  Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
9:45 Coffee & Carbs served
10am-11:30 Improv Comedy Games with Walt Frasier. Network with other young professionals, develop self confidence, public speaking, creativity and more. Similar to Frasier’s programs for Corporate Team Building. Tons of fun and invaluable self enrichment.
11:30-12pmish Open Mic to develop original stand-up comedy
$40/class, $100/month
CLICK HERE for discount registration JUST $20/CLASS
exclusive to NYCOMEDYTICKETS.COM

COMEDY 4 KIDS/TEENS LONG ISLAND

Long Island

Saturdays 6pm
January 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
$40/CLASS; $250 FULL SESSION
CLICK HERE for discount registration
March 4, 11 Bonus Classes Open Only to full Session registrations
March 18 Showcase

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COMEDY 4 KIDS SATURDAYS 12pm
Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
January 6, 12, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
$40/CLASS; $250 FULL SESSION
CLICK HERE for Discount registration
March 3, 10 Bonus Classes open to full session registrations only
March 17 Showcase

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COMEDY 4 TEENS SATURDAYS 10am
Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
January 6, 12, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
$40/CLASS; $250 FULL SESSION
CLICK HERE for Discount registration
March 3, 10 Bonus Classes open to full session registrations only
March 17 Showcase

In addition to learning how to be funny like the professionals comedy classes hold immense value teaching numerous life skills.

First and foremost self confidence. The classes are so much fun students forget to be nervous. Slowly they overcome stage freight. This pours over into numerous areas of life. Suddenly job interviews and personal relations are a snap.

Public speaking is a huge component. Beyond overcoming fears, comedy classes build good habits of projecting and annunciating speech. Also microphone technique covered.

These teachers use Improv every day to teach Corporate Team Building. Team work requires listening, focus, respect and trust – also all elements to great improv.

Studies at Stanford, John Hopkins and else where have discovered humor helps build a better brain. While connecting two things, we are actually building critical thinking skills and creativity. This builds our ability to think out of the box and remain focused and resourceful in the moment.