Third Coast Kids Playshop (Ages 4-8)

AGES 4-8 Saturday, July 27th, 10:00-11:00 a.m.Calling all creative kiddos! Join us for an hour of improv games and exercises led by improvisers with a passion for early childhood development. Specially for kids ages 4-8, this is a space for families to play and laugh together. Tickets are per child – grown ups get in free! Class size is limited, so get your tickets soon! Questions? Email Max Kemp at trainingcenter@thirdcoastcomedyclub.com   Q&A Q: Do I need any previous experience in theater or improv to attend? A: Nope! This is an introductory workshop, a space for all levels of experience to come and play!   Q: I’m a grown up – do I get to play? A: Yes! For our kids playshops we ask that all grown ups stay with their children and participate! You’ll have fun, laugh a lot, and add some new games to your toolkit to play with your child when you’re at home!   Q: I have multiple children. Is there a discount for siblings? A: Yes! Use the promo code SIBLINGS at checkout to get 25% off two or more tickets! (Does not apply to tickets bought Day Of)

Third Coast TWEEN Playshop (Ages 10-13)

AGES 10-13 Saturday, June 22nd, 10:00-11:30 a.m.Calling all creative tweens! Join us for 90 minutes of improv games and exercises led by improvisers with a passion for youth development. Specially for kids ages 10-13, this is a space for tweens to play, connect and laugh together. Class size is limited, so get your tickets soon! Questions? Email Max Kemp at trainingcenter@thirdcoastcomedyclub.com   Q&A Q: Do I need any previous experience in theater or improv to attend? A: Nope! Our workshops are designed for all levels of experience—including none!   Q: I don’t consider myself “funny” or “clever.” Is this workshop for me? A: Absolutely! Funny is not a goal; it’s an inevitable side effect of letting go and being yourself! One of the first things you’ll learn is “Don’t be clever!” Improv is about listening and responding honestly. It’s about being in the moment and connecting with your scene partners. Comedy is truth’s shadow. The laughter will come when you least expect it!   Q: I’ve heard improv has benefits for my day-to-day life outside of performing. Is this true? A: Yes! The skills that make a good improviser also make a happier, healthier, more well-balanced person! Listening, confidence, mindfulness, team work, and thinking on your feet are just some of the many skills improv strengthens. Improv celebrates the awesomeness that is you, exactly as you are, and helps you be the best, most joyful version of yourself!   Q: This sounds like so much fun, but I’m a grown up! Can I stay and watch? A: In order to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for the tweens to feel comfortable letting loose and being silly, we do not permit an “audience” to observe our classes. We encourage the grown ups to take a stroll around Marathon Village where you’ll find plenty of fun shops and beverage tastings! And if you want to take classes yourself, Third Coast has a whole series of adult classes that you can sign up for at https://www.thirdcoastcomedy.club/training-center/   Q: I have multiple children. Is there a discount for siblings? A: Yes! Use the promo code SIBLINGS at checkout to get 25% off two or more tickets! (Does not apply to tickets bought Day Of)

Third Coast Teen Playshop (Ages 13-17)

AGES 13-17 Calling all teens! Join us for 90 minutes of improv games and exercises intended to entertain, challenge, and inspire. Led by improvisers with a passion for youth development and specially for ages 13-17, this is a space to allow teens to step out of their comfort zone, forge new friendships, and cultivate confidence in a fun, supportive environment. Class size is limited, so get your tickets soon! Questions? Email Max Kemp at trainingcenter@thirdcoastcomedyclub.com Saturday, May 18th 10-11:30 a.m. Q&A Q: Do I need any previous experience in theater or improv to attend? A: Nope! Our workshops are designed for teens of all levels of experience—including none!   Q: I don’t consider myself “funny” or “clever.” Is this workshop for me? A: Absolutely! Funny is not a goal; it’s an inevitable side effect of letting go and being yourself! One of the first things you’ll learn is “Don’t be clever!” Improv is about listening and responding honestly. It’s about being in the moment and connecting with your scene partners. Comedy is truth’s shadow. The laughter will come when you least expect it!   Q: I’ve heard improv has benefits for my day-to-day life outside of performing. Is this true? A: Yes! The skills that make a good improviser also make a happier, healthier, more well-balanced person! Listening, confidence, mindfulness, team work, and thinking on your feet are just some of the many skills improv strengthens. Improv celebrates the awesomeness that is you, exactly as you are, and helps you be the best, most joyful version of yourself!   Q: This sounds like so much fun, but I’m a grown up! Can I stay and watch? A: In order to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for the teens to feel comfortable letting loose and being silly, we do not permit an “audience” to observe our classes. We encourage the grown ups to take a stroll around Marathon Village where you’ll find plenty of fun shops and beverage tastings! And if you want to take classes yourself, Third Coast has a whole series of adult classes that you can sign up for at https://www.thirdcoastcomedy.club/training-center/   Q: I have multiple children. Is there a discount for siblings? A: Yes! Use the promo code SIBLINGS at checkout to get 25% off two or more tickets!

Third Coast Youth Playshop (Ages 9-12)

AGES 9-12 April 27th, 10:00-11:00 a.m.Calling all creative kids! Join us for an hour of improv games and exercises led by improvisers with a passion for youth development. Specially for kids ages 9-12, this is a space for families to play, connect and laugh together. Tickets are per child – adults get in free! Class size is limited, so get your tickets soon! Questions? Email Max Kemp at trainingcenter@thirdcoastcomedyclub.com   Q&A Q: Do I need any previous experience in theater or improv to attend? A: Nope! This is an introductory workshop, a space for all levels of experience to come and play!   Q: I’m a grown-up – do I get to play? A: Yes! For our youth playshops we ask that all grown-ups stay with their children and participate. You’ll have fun, laugh a lot, connect in a unique way, and make memories together!   Q: I have multiple children. Is there a discount for siblings? A: Yes! Use the promo code SIBLINGS at checkout to get 25% off two or more tickets! (Does not apply to tickets bought the Day Of)

Third Coast Teen Playshop (Ages 13-17)

AGES 13-17 Calling all teens! Join us for 90 minutes of improv games and exercises intended to entertain, challenge, and inspire. Led by improvisers with a passion for youth development and specially for ages 13-17, this is a space to allow teens to step out of their comfort zone, forge new friendships, and cultivate confidence in a fun, supportive environment. Class size is limited, so get your tickets soon! Questions? Email Max Kemp at trainingcenter@thirdcoastcomedyclub.com Saturday, April 27th 10-11:30 a.m. Q&A Q: Do I need any previous experience in theater or improv to attend? A: Nope! Our workshops are designed for teens of all levels of experience—including none!   Q: I don’t consider myself “funny” or “clever.” Is this workshop for me? A: Absolutely! Funny is not a goal; it’s an inevitable side effect of letting go and being yourself! One of the first things you’ll learn is “Don’t be clever!” Improv is about listening and responding honestly. It’s about being in the moment and connecting with your scene partners. Comedy is truth’s shadow. The laughter will come when you least expect it!   Q: I’ve heard improv has benefits for my day-to-day life outside of performing. Is this true? A: Yes! The skills that make a good improviser also make a happier, healthier, more well-balanced person! Listening, confidence, mindfulness, team work, and thinking on your feet are just some of the many skills improv strengthens. Improv celebrates the awesomeness that is you, exactly as you are, and helps you be the best, most joyful version of yourself!   Q: This sounds like so much fun, but I’m a grown up! Can I stay and watch? A: In order to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for the teens to feel comfortable letting loose and being silly, we do not permit an “audience” to observe our classes. We encourage the grown ups to take a stroll around Marathon Village where you’ll find plenty of fun shops and beverage tastings! And if you want to take classes yourself, Third Coast has a whole series of adult classes that you can sign up for at https://www.thirdcoastcomedy.club/training-center/   Q: I have multiple children. Is there a discount for siblings? A: Yes! Use the promo code SIBLINGS at checkout to get 25% off two or more tickets!

Third Coast Teen Playshop (Ages 13-17)

AGES 13-17 Calling all teens! Join us for 90 minutes of improv games and exercises intended to entertain, challenge, and inspire. Led by improvisers with a passion for youth development and specially for ages 13-17, this is a space to allow teens to step out of their comfort zone, forge new friendships, and cultivate confidence in a fun, supportive environment. Class size is limited, so get your tickets soon! Questions? Email Max Kemp at trainingcenter@thirdcoastcomedyclub.com Saturday, March 23rd 10-11:30 a.m. Q&A Q: Do I need any previous experience in theater or improv to attend? A: Nope! Our workshops are designed for teens of all levels of experience—including none!   Q: I don’t consider myself “funny” or “clever.” Is this workshop for me? A: Absolutely! Funny is not a goal; it’s an inevitable side effect of letting go and being yourself! One of the first things you’ll learn is “Don’t be clever!” Improv is about listening and responding honestly. It’s about being in the moment and connecting with your scene partners. Comedy is truth’s shadow. The laughter will come when you least expect it!   Q: I’ve heard improv has benefits for my day-to-day life outside of performing. Is this true? A: Yes! The skills that make a good improviser also make a happier, healthier, more well-balanced person! Listening, confidence, mindfulness, team work, and thinking on your feet are just some of the many skills improv strengthens. Improv celebrates the awesomeness that is you, exactly as you are, and helps you be the best, most joyful version of yourself!   Q: This sounds like so much fun, but I’m a grown up! Can I stay and watch? A: In order to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for the teens to feel comfortable letting loose and being silly, we do not permit an “audience” to observe our classes. We encourage the grown ups to take a stroll around Marathon Village where you’ll find plenty of fun shops and beverage tastings! And if you want to take classes yourself, Third Coast has a whole series of adult classes that you can sign up for at https://www.thirdcoastcomedy.club/training-center/   Q: I have multiple children. Is there a discount for siblings? A: Yes! Use the promo code SIBLINGS at checkout to get 25% off two or more tickets!

Third Coast Kids Playshop (Ages 4-8)

AGES 4-8 March 23rd 10:00-11:00 a.m.Calling all creative kiddos! Join us for an hour of improv games and exercises led by improvisers with a passion for early childhood development. Specially for kids ages 4-8, this is a space for families to play and laugh together. Tickets are per child – grown ups get in free! Class size is limited, so get your tickets soon! Questions? Email Max Kemp at trainingcenter@thirdcoastcomedyclub.com   Q&A Q: Do I need any previous experience in theater or improv to attend? A: Nope! This is an introductory workshop, a space for all levels of experience to come and play!   Q: I’m a grown up – do I get to play? A: Yes! For our kids playshops we ask that all grown ups stay with their children and participate! You’ll have fun, laugh a lot, and add some new games to your toolkit to play with your child when you’re at home!   Q: I have multiple children. Is there a discount for siblings? A: Yes! Use the promo code SIBLINGS at checkout to get 25% off two or more tickets!

Third Coast Teen Playshop (Ages 13-17)

AGES 13-17 Calling all teens! Join us for 90 minutes of improv games and exercises intended to entertain, challenge, and inspire. Led by improvisers with a passion for youth development and specially for ages 13-17, this is a space to allow teens to step out of their comfort zone, forge new friendships, and cultivate confidence in a fun, supportive environment. Class size is limited, so get your tickets soon! Questions? Email Max Kemp at trainingcenter@thirdcoastcomedyclub.com Saturday, February 24th 10-11:30 a.m. Q&A Q: Do I need any previous experience in theater or improv to attend? A: Nope! Our workshops are designed for teens of all levels of experience—including none!   Q: I don’t consider myself “funny” or “clever.” Is this workshop for me? A: Absolutely! Funny is not a goal; it’s an inevitable side effect of letting go and being yourself! One of the first things you’ll learn is “Don’t be clever!” Improv is about listening and responding honestly. It’s about being in the moment and connecting with your scene partners. Comedy is truth’s shadow. The laughter will come when you least expect it!   Q: I’ve heard improv has benefits for my day-to-day life outside of performing. Is this true? A: Yes! The skills that make a good improviser also make a happier, healthier, more well-balanced person! Listening, confidence, mindfulness, team work, and thinking on your feet are just some of the many skills improv strengthens. Improv celebrates the awesomeness that is you, exactly as you are, and helps you be the best, most joyful version of yourself!   Q: This sounds like so much fun, but I’m a grown up! Can I stay and watch? A: In order to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for the teens to feel comfortable letting loose and being silly, we do not permit an “audience” to observe our classes. We encourage the grown ups to take a stroll around Marathon Village where you’ll find plenty of fun shops and beverage tastings! And if you want to take classes yourself, Third Coast has a whole series of adult classes that you can sign up for at https://www.thirdcoastcomedy.club/training-center/   Q: I have multiple children. Is there a discount for siblings? A: Yes! Use the promo code SIBLINGS at checkout to get 25% off two or more tickets!

Yes Yes Y’all (A Freestyle Rap Workshop)

Rhyming off the top of your head can be the most intimidating part of improvising musically, but with practice you can get out of your head and find your flow. Even if you’re a novice, this 3-hour workshop will get you up and rapping in minutes. Third Coast is a safe, creative, and collaborative environment; any behavior to the contrary will be dealt with immediately. Tuition is non-refundable. All sales are final. Sunday, November 12th 3:15-6:15 p.m. at Third Coast Comedy Club. Bio Ross Bryant is an actor and writer in Los Angeles. He’s a regular performer with The Improvised Shakespeare Company (Largo) and Baby Wants Candy (UCB). He also appears often on Dropout.TV. Ross performed for many years in Chicago where he was a member of the resident cast of The Second City Mainstage. He has performed improvisation at The Kennedy Center, The 92Y, Just For Laughs, Bonnaroo, SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands and the Ford Amphitheater. Ross wrote for the most recent season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and has sold original pilots to PopTV, Warner Bros and Showtime. TV credits include The Good Place (NBC), Crashing (HBO), and Wild n’Out (MTV).

Comedy Writing for Improvisors

Friday, from 2-5pm in The Annex.Delve into the core principles of sketch comedy writing under the guidance of Rich Talarico, a veteran with three decades of industry experience, including notable works like Saturday Night Live, MADtv, and Key and Peele. This workshop offers an essential opportunity for dedicated writing students to grasp the fundamentals of basic joke writing, brainstorming, pitching, and story structure. Rich’s seasoned expertise will navigate you through the intricacies of humor, breaking down the mechanics of jokes, setups, and punchlines, as well as providing insights into brainstorming ideas, crafting pitches, and structuring engaging narratives. Tailored to both aspiring writers and those new to sketch comedy, this workshop provides a foundational understanding that is invaluable for anyone eager to explore the craft. Enrich your writing toolkit and embark on a journey into sketch comedy creation.Rich Talarico is a Peabody® Award winning, four-time Emmy® nominated writer and producer best known for his work on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. Rich wrote and produced on TV shows like MADtv, Saturday Night Live, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. As an actor, Rich has appeared on-camera on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MADtv, the feature film High Fidelity and numerous TV ads including A&W Root Beer’s classic commercial, “Mr. Dumass.” Rich is an alum of Chicago’s Second City comedy theater and Chicago’s iO (formerly Improv Olympic). Rich has performed for many years with Bob Dassie and Crag Cackowski in Dasariski and has taught improv comedy for 30 years all over the US and Canada and has led the advanced improv classes at UCB LA. — More at richtalarico.com

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