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September 2018

Intro to Improv (in English) – Early Autumn 2018

Sundays, September 23rd - October 21st (8 Classes)
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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125€ – 150€
Intro to Improv

Come dip your toes in the water! This course is designed for folks who’ve never improvised before, or for those with limited experience. Over 8 classes, we’ll teach you all you need to know for a solid foundation in comedic improv. You’ll learn the basic skills every new performer needs to get up on stage and make magic happen. We focus on making positive choices, smart scene work, group support and we explore the kernels of what makes something funny.…

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The Harold – Autumn 2018

Tuesdays, September 25th - November 13th (8 Classes)
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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125€ – 150€ 12 tickets left
The Harold

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…

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Game of the Scene – Autumn 2018

Saturdays, September 29th - November 17th (8 Classes)
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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125€ – 150€ 5 tickets left
Game of the Scene

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…

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October 2018

Advanced Study – Autumn 2018

Thursdays, October 4th - November 22nd (8 Classes)
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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125€ – 150€ 12 tickets left
Advanced Study

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.

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Host with the Most with Stacey Smith

Monday, October 8 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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60€ 14 tickets left

Get out of your head and onto your feet! This workshop will focus on owning the stage. Learn the most concise way to host an improv game or an entire show. In addition, we will dive into the ins and outs of editing in order to make everyone in the audience and on stage feel like rockstars. The best version of you is confident you! Stacey Smith​ is a loud Long Islander who recently relocated to Chicago by way of…

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Intro to Improv (in English) – Late Autumn 2018

Saturdays, October 13th - December 1st (8 Classes)
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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125€ – 150€ 7 tickets left
Intro to Improv

Come dip your toes in the water! This course is designed for folks who’ve never improvised before, or for those with limited experience. Over 8 classes, we’ll teach you all you need to know for a solid foundation in comedic improv. You’ll learn the basic skills every new performer needs to get up on stage and make magic happen. We focus on making positive choices, smart scene work, group support and we explore the kernels of what makes something funny.…

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Honest Improv – Autumn 2018

Sundays, October 21st - December 9th (8 Classes)
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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125€ – 150€ 12 tickets left
Honest Improv

This course focuses on grounding your improv in something realistic and emotionally tangible. We explore how characters, worlds and scenes unfold when we focus on relationships and the “who”. You’ll learn how put yourself in the mindset of discovery by listening and staying honest and truthful. You’ll discover how playing grounded, relatable characters can provide rich, fulfilling and hilarious scenes. Get ready to throw out preconceived notions of story and delve headfirst into the unknown! Student show: TBD

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Write Your Character Piece! with Jon Bander

Saturday, October 27 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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50€ 16 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€ 16 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€ 14 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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