COMEDY CLASSES FOR EVERYONE
No matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned performer - CSz Education has a class for you. The Training Center introduces students to improv and The School focuses on nurturing improvisers to work professionally.
TERM 2 - REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!
(March 13th - April 23rd)
CSz 101 - TUESDAY EVENINGS 7-10PM
CSz 202 - WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7-10PM
CSz 202 - SATURDAY AFTERNOONS 1-4PM
CSz 303 - MONDAY EVENINGS 7-10PM
STAND-UP - SUNDAY AFTERNOONS 1-4PM
The ComedySportz Training Center is here to help those who have never been on stage learn how to do comedy like the professionals! Our classes improve public speaking skills, confidence, memory, and awareness - all within a safe and supportive environment. Improv isn't about being funny - it's about being you.
Classes are offered every six weeks and are intended to be taken in numerical order. Every class culminates with a student showcase to celebrate your progress!
All classes are held at the CSz Chicago Training Center (3435 N. Sheffield).
Come see a ComedySportz match and use your ticket stub for $25 off a class. Give gift of laughter to yourself, a family member, or a friend!
CSz 101: Fundamentals of Improv
This introductory level focuses on the basic skills of improvisation: team-building, trust, speed, status, active listening and agreement. Whether you want to be funny on stage or a more effective communicator, listener, and leader off-stage, this course will educate and entertain at the same time.
CSz 202: Scenic Improvisation
Using a few of ComedySportz's most commonly played scene games, this level focuses on having authentic, relationship-driven scenes in the context of a fast-paced show. The skills learned in this class will transfer to almost any improv experience and will strengthen all the soft-skills development from level 101.
CSz 303: ComedySportz Games
The 303 class applies improv learning to ComedySportz's catalog of short-form games, accelerating improv abilities with the speed and agility of ComedySportz-style performances. Learn why a popular game works and how to make it work better for you.
CSz 404: Styles and Genres
The 404 level focuses on successfully using genre in performance. Genre parody is common in sketch comedy, but often avoided in performance improvisation. ComedySportz's 404 provides a survey of the most common categories of genres and styles called for in ComedySportz games and performances.
100 Proof Stand Up Program
Stand Up 1
This course introduces the world of stand-up comedy for amateurs and hopeful professionals. Stand Up 1 might be an exercise in facing your fears, or the class might be the spark that lights a performance fire!
Professional instructors assign challenging writing assignments to use life experiences to develop material. Students are challenged to try different comedy styles with weekly writing and performing exercises.
Curriculum also includes standard joke structures, open mic and showcase etiquette, and how to find places to watch and perform in Chicago. Students receive individual feedback and will be required to complete outside assignments, including watching a live stand-up performance and performing at an open mic, as well as providing information about Chicago's comedy scene to move forward if you'd decide to pursue a stand up comedy career.
Students who complete this course will write five minutes of original material to be performed at the end of the class term for a student showcase at CSz Theater Chicago, home of the long-running, Monday night, 8 p.m. stand up show, 100 Proof.
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