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.
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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!!!

 

August 5,6 LMAO IMPROV at BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB NYC Discount tickets here

August 5,6 LMAO IMPROV at BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB NYC Discount tickets here

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Saturday August 5th 3pm

Saturday August 5th 8pm

Saturday August 6th 8pm

$25 at the door, but click above dates for $5 discount tickets, exclusively online via NY Comedy Tickets

Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

The laughs are non-stop when the cast of LMAO (a division of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH) takes the stage. 4-5 comics create original music and skits on the spot using topics provided by the audience. No two shows are ever the same. Many of you may end up on stage as part of the action so COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW!!!

Since 2002 the show has wowed over 5000 audiences in Times Square and touring nation wide to theaters, clubs, colleges, universities, corporate events and even k-12 / family events.

In addition to great fun entertainment the troupe is busy providing educational outreach, via its public classes, corporate team building sessions, leadership training for college and high school programs, and k-12 student programs at schools, camps and community centers.

Hosted by Walt Frasier

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When not performing/teaching  with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH and its various programs, Walter has appeared on TV (Late Night with David Letterman, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, MTV, Friends of the People, NICK Naked Brothers Band, etc), Theater (off broadway, national tours of broadway shows, regional theaters) and stand up comedy. Bragging that his now 25 year professional career includes 15 years without carrying a tray of drinks. @waltfrasier on twitter and instagram

GROUP SALES/PRIVATE EVENTS

We host groups form corporate teams, colleges and high school regularly. Daytime shows are great for all ages and we often hosts schools and camps for a show and/or workshop program. EMAIL group /private event requests to eightimprov@gmail.com

We also send our troupe to you. This Wednesday we will be performing on Long Island for Home Depot executive team. We travel nationwide to colleges and K-12 Outreach.

COMEDY CLASSES for KIDS & TEENS

QUICK LINKS – UPCOMING PUBLIC CLASSES

SUMMER CAMP 2017 WEEK 3 Starts July 31, WEEK 4 Starts August 4
Sunday 1pm TEENS Class with Walt Frasier at Greenish Village Comedy Club starts 9/10. 10 weeks includes Improv & Stand-up comedy training, performance showcase, FREE admission to pro shows.
Monday 6pm HAPPY HOUR Improv Jam 4 Adults with Walt Frasier starts 9/18 at the Broadway Comedy Club. Includes 90 minute class, a drink (beer, wine, soda) and FREE admission to pro show. COME PLAY WITH US!!!
Saturday 10am TEENS Fall Class with Liz Lord Starts 9/9 at the Broadway Comedy Club
Saturday NOON Comedy 4 Kids Fall Class with Liz Lord Starts 9/9 at the Broadway Comedy Club