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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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.
July

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!!!

 

IMPROV 4 KIDS? NYC Shows, Classes, more

IMPROV 4 KIDS? OK, we know comedy clubs and kids are not usually a match made in heaven. But this company is seriously taking comedy to the families of New York City, its surrounding counties and  tourists form around the world.Find out why this company has wowed more than 5000 audiences since 2004. EMAIL producer, Walt Frasier, for more information about public shows & classes as well as educational out reach for K-12 schools and community centers, family events (birthdays etc) and more.

PUBLIC SHOWS TIMES SQUARE
Family Friendly Matinees in Manhattan

Saturdays & Sundays 3pm
$25 at the door
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There is a 1-drink minimum per guest ($5-15 plus tax/tip)

A production you and your children don’t want to miss! – ABC NEWS

Shows are popular destination for families, scout groups, birthday parties, etc. All matinee shows are ALL ages friendly (rated PG). Evening shows by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH are Teen Friend for most families (PG-13 Comedy) Our ticket discounts are CHEAPER than the company’s usual group sale rates, so purchase tickets here for group needs, UNLESS you require special needs. 

PUBLIC CLASSES

Saturdays 10a Comedy 4 Teens Times Square
Saturdays 12p Comedy 4 Kids Times Square
Sundays 1pm Greenwich Village
Sundays 6pm Farmingdale, Long Island

Classes for kids & teens include both Improv & Stand-Up Comedy training. By combining the two, students receive a comprehensive education in creative writing and critical thinking while developing strong community and leadership skills – team, public speaking, self confidence, respect, listening, focus, eye contact and more. $200-250/session – EMAIL and mention NYCOMEDYTICKETS.COM and audit the next class for just $20 cash at the door.

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FIELD TRIPS for K-12 Student Groups

Almost daily Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens hosts groups from schools, camps and community centers for shows and/or workshops using Improv Comedy to teach valuable life skills.

Improv 4 Teens

Improv shows are great cultural arts programs – music and theater, but also play well with Language Arts – story telling, public speaking, and Character Building/Guidance – Self Confidence, Anti-Bully, SEL

IMPROV 4 KIDS TOURING K-12 Schools, Camps, Community Centers

  • Assemblies
  • Professional Development
  • Residencies
  • PTA Nights
  • Touring Libraries, Parks, YMCA, JCC, Local theaters
  • Family Events – Reunions, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs and more

Improv 4 Teens

EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH has toured nationwide from South Carolina to Maine to Nebraska. Improv 4 Kids is the perfect addition to any Family Program at local theaters and community centers.