|Posted by Jon Lannen on January 1, 2021 at 2:00 AM|
The Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy presents Denver's only short form improvisational curriculum, stand up comedy, our long-standing high school programs and ancillary improv workshops (all categorized below)! The Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy will feature an eclectic class offering in the realm of comedy, including improv, sketch, stand-up and writing. The inaugural short-form improv comedy courses were led (& developed) by improv veteran Jon Jon Lannen. More about Jon Jon here. The dynamic short form classes will include an all-star faculty!
Short Form Improv
Short Form Improv 101
Short Form Improv 101 is class one of three of the Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy Improv series. No prerequisite required.
101, level one of the three level program, is for anyone interested in improv comedy! This course will focus on the 'yes-and' philosophy, basics of improv, pantomime practice, scene work, and an introduction to short-form improvisation games, as seen on Whose Line Is It Anyway?
All class participants receive an e-book version or $1 for Jon Jon Lannen's popular Kindle Book, The Dollar Pocket Guide To Improv.
Short Form Improv 201
Short Form Improv 201 is class two of three of the Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy Improv series. Prerequisite is Short Form Improv 101.
201, level two of the three level program, continues lessons from 101. The course will dive deeper into improvised scene work and short form games! The class navigates participants through ensemble, character and advanced scene work.
All class participants receive an autographed copy of Jon Jon Lannen's best-selling book about improv, The Giraffe That Taught Me How To Laugh.
Short Form Improv 301
Short Form Improv 301 is the final course and class three of the Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy Improv series. Prerequisite is Short Form Improv 101 & 201.
301, the final level of the program, is the culmination of levels 101 & 201. The 301 Short Form improv Course will focus heavily on short form improv comedy games to prepare participants for the Short Form Improv Graduation Showcase.
All class participants receive an autographed copy of Jon Jon Lannen's second book, The Giraffe and Cheetah Taught Me Theater.
Short Form Improv Graduation Showcase
Short Form Improv Graduation Showcase is the culmination of all three courses of the Jon Jon & Co. School of Improv series.
Elective 401 - In Deep Sh*t
The 401 Elective offering is available to graduates of the Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy Short Form Improv series. Prerequisite is Short Form Improv 101, 201 & 301.
The In Deep Sh*t improv workshop will dive into the deeper meaning of the traditional improv scene. In this workshop, Jon Jon will be focusing on the importance of honesty, relationships and intention. Jon Jon hopes to inspire actors to explore dramatic, intense scenes, without comedy being the primary objective; rather, authenticity. Workshop attendees will understand and want to always be In Deep Sh*t... at least when it comes to improvisation.
Elective - Improv Refresher
The Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy presents the Improv Refresher drop-in workshop! No prerequisite required. Improv Refresher is a workshop drop-in for any level of improviser. This course is designed to be different each time. The primary focus can range from monologues, duologues, scene-work, pantomiming and character development. Get refreshed with a little improv.
Elective - Improv Comedy for Queens
The Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy presents Denver's only workshop for Drag Queens! No prerequisite required. Improv Comedy for Queens is a workshop designed for Drag Queens, Kings, Burlesque Performers, Pageant Queens & their allies. The focus of Improv for Queens is to guide class attendees through warm-ups, develop on-the-spot characters and work through the traditional improv scene. Participants will learn the basics of improvisational comedy!
Stand Up Comedy
Stand Up Comedy 101
Stand Up Comedy 101 is a workshop that leads participants into developing an act, writing jokes, hone, practice and, ultimately, perform at the Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy grad showcase. Class requirements: No prerequisite required. Please bring a notebook/journal and a pen for writing.
Stand Up Graduation Showcase
Stand Up Comedy Graduation Showcase is the culmination of the comedy course of the Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy.
High School Programs
Please click here for the High School Programs.
Ancillary Improv Workshops
Please click here for Workshops with Jon Jon Lannen.
Jon Jon & Co. is thrilled to have you join the family and jump into the wonderful world of improvisation and stand-up comedy!
If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.
- Last updated: 03/15/2020