Actor & Comedian
With Tina Fey on NBC's 30 ROCK
Sundays 4:00-6:00 pm
$250 for 6 Week Session
12 Student Limit
Beginning February 4, 2024
Learn the basics of sketch comedy writing and performance from a former Groundling and UCB Performer.
Josh Fadem has made a career of being funny as an improvisor, stand-up comic, TV and film actor and sketch performer. He studied at length at the legendary The Groundlings in Los Angeles, and moved to UCB to hone his skills, where he was a regular performer of sketch and improv.
Students will learn the ABC's of sketch writing and creating memorable comedic characters. Then each week, they will bring in their sketches and workshop them with Josh. Students will perform in each other's sketches, honing and fine-tuning the material.
Finished sketches belong to the writer and can be used onstage or even as short film scripts.
Josh Fadem has appeared in over 150 film and television productions, including recurring roles in such series as BETTER CALL SAUL, 30 ROCK, and TWIN PEAKS, with appearances in dozens of others, including LOKI, RENO 911, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA and KEY & PEELE. He has played funny characters in comedies and has been comic relief in dramas.
He feels anyone, including the hard-noses who say they are not funny at all, can be funny. Anyone. It's all a matter of loosening up, not caring and not being afraid to fail. He has designed this class to help actors unlock their blocks and let go. It will be a fun, relaxed, hilarious two hours each week.
"I want people to fail. I encourage it. Failing is good. Having the courage to get up and fail is what helps actors get funnier," he said.
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