Comikaze Comedy Class with Will Franken
Why is it that so many performers go forgotten and so few are remembered? Why is it that today's new generation of comedy fans are just as familiar with the tortured monologues of Richard Pryor, the meta-comedy of Steve Martin, or the absurdity of Andy Kaufman- decades after those performers made their initial debuts?
The answer: Originality.
By relaying essential memorization techniques, character development exercises (including an overview of voices, accents, and sound effects) and, most of all- in helping students to familiarize themselves with the absurdity of their own individual subconscious- The Will Franken Comedy Workshop aims to ensure greater command of the stage for comedians and performers of all levels.
The course will also focus on originality in comedic composition, such as how to craft multi-layered comedic pieces, and how to create well-finessed transitions- all with an eye towards perfecting a full-length headlining set, mounting a one-person theatrical show, or just simply acquiring helpful creative methods to add to one's comedic repertoire.
Anyone from seasoned performers, to people looking to increase the effectiveness in public speaking, to new comedians/comedic performers looking to break free from the "cookie-cutter" modalities of comedy can benefit from this class.
Loudon Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Minimum Age: 15
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: No