Co-Director | Instructor
Josh Telson is a comedian and filmmaker living in Berlin, Germany by way of New York City. As a filmmaker he has produced, shot and directed countless short films and documentaries, including numerous sketch videos and promos.
He is a member of ComedySportz Berlin and a founding member of Good Luck, Barbara, two of the most popular improv groups in Berlin. He co-founded Berlin’s first Harold group/team “The Improv Amt” and co-produced one of Berlin’s most popular monthly comedy shows “Post Humor”, which ran from 2012 to 2013 and featured original sketches, video, and long form improv. As a stand up comedian, he performs regularly all over Berlin and Germany, and back in New York City whenever he can. He is a co-creator of Tatort auf Englisch and the podcast “piffle!” with his brother Noah, and has taught improv with ComedySportz and Hive Improv. As the father of two young children, he uses his improv skills on a daily basis because kids are f•cking crazy.
Upcoming Courses & Workshops:
The Harold is one of the foundational forms in North American improv, and is performed and taught by most major improv theaters across the Atlantic. It is a 25-minute form consisting of multiple stories revisited and heightened over the course of many scenes and is one of the best ways to highlight the Game of the Scene. In this course, we build upon the foundation set in Level 2 and hone student’s skill set in preparation for creating their own…Find out more »
In this course, we introduce students to the concept of ‘the Game of the Scene’, a funny pattern that is explored and heightened to maximum effect. A core part of the North American approach to improv, Game forms the foundation of our philosophy of comedic improv. Students will learn to build solid scene platforms, identify funny ideas that can be turned into patterns, heighten and explore those patterns, and get a solid foundation in core comedic improv. We emphasize a…Find out more »
Advanced Study is all about building up improv skills for advanced students. Designed as a ‘continuing education’ course, Advanced Study will prepare students for professional performances on stage, and is particularly good for anyone interested in auditioning for the Comedy Café Berlin Harold House Teams. Over the course of 8 weeks we will drill advanced theories, forms, and techniques, and feature guest instructors from the CCB community.Find out more »