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October 2018

Write Your Character Piece! with Jon Bander

Saturday, October 27 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Michelberger, Forster Str. 6
Berlin, 10999 Germany
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50€ 13 tickets left

This workshop will help students create character pieces for variety and/or full-length shows for festivals like the Edinburgh Fringe.  We'll focus not only on the game side of a character, but also on creating a believable, even lovable person through which to tell these awesome jokes.  Students will bring in pre-written characters (or at least pitches) that will be fleshed out through in-class analysis and improv exercises focused on grounding, realism, and justification through emotion and point-of-view.  Students will also view…

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Musical Improv Crash Course with Jon Bander

Sunday, October 28 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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70€ 15 tickets left

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to start being a kick-ass musical improviser! First, we’ll go over song structures, taking scenes into songs and different song types to create a full-length narrative musical (opening number, protagonist song, antagonist song, etc). Then we’ll put it all together and start creating musicals ON THE SPOT! We’ll also include tips and tricks for bringing out your most unique, powerful characters and the best way to sing memorable, improvised, GENIUS…

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November 2018

Advanced Scene Dynamics with Philip Markle

Sunday, November 18 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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50€ 12 tickets left

This class builds on the baseline level of fearless playing, strong/specific choices, and ability to attack the stage. Now, we will challenge ourselves with advanced improv techniques, such as how to find the "edge" in every scene and take it from good to great, exploring the role of the individual role in an ensemble, living dangerously in the moment-to-moment instead of plotting ahead, authentically acting and grounding your characters, and  diving into the dynamics that make up three-person, and group scene work.…

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Good Bad Improv with Alan Starzinski

Sunday, November 25 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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51€ 16 tickets left

Transaction scenes, fight scenes, and teaching scenes. We are taught not to do them. BUT WHY? In this workshop we find ways to work around these improv traps and build beautiful scenes out of them. Alan Starzinski is an actor, teacher, improvisor, and writer living in Los Angeles. He has been at UCB since June 2007. He is also the creator and former host of the popular NYC show The Kaleidoscope. He has been on the Harold teams: Sandino and Rocks, the…

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December 2018

Stand-Up for Improvisers with Caroline Clifford

Saturday, December 8 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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60€ 9 tickets left
Stand Up for Improvisers

In this class you will write, workshop and perform a short stand-up set from scratch in just 4 hours! It's a fun yet intensive class that will combine the fundamentals of good stand-up, and good improvisation to turbo-charge your imagination. This class is open to anyone: improvisers who want to see how their skills might transfer to stand-up, stand-ups who want to write some fresh new material - and anyone who thinks this sounds like a fun 4 hours. In…

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