|Posted by Jon Lannen on January 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM|
The Jon Jon & Co. School of Comedy presents Denver's only short form improvisational curriculum... and is back for 2019!
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 short-form improv comedy series will led for its second year by improv veteran Jon Jon Lannen.
Jon Jon Lannen has performed short form improv comedy with Gay vs. Straight and Lipsync for your Laugh at Tracks Denver, On The Spot at the Bovine Metropolis Theater, Queerbots at Hamburger Mary's & The Clocktower Cabaret and The Second City at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He is also the owner of Jon Jon & Co.
Jon Jon & Co. has partnered with The Clocktower Cabaret, located on the bottom floor of Denver's legendary D&F Clocktower Building in the heart of 16th Street, for the location of the School of Comedy. Classes will be held on select Saturdays from 2:30pm to 4:30pm & 5pm. The short form 101-301 courses are four weeks and cost only $99. The one day elective courses are only $50. Finally, the 401 courses are four weeks and $99, as well.
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 autographed copy of Jon Jon Lannen's best-selling book about improv, The Giraffe That Taught Me How To Laugh.*
Session 4 begins February 2nd, 2019! Registration open - enroll now!
*Must pay full price for additional incentive, not redeemable with discount code and/or groupon.
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.
Session 4 begins March 9th, 2019! Registration open - enroll now!
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.
Session 4 begins April 6th, 2019! Registration open - enroll now!
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.
The Short Form Improv Showcase for Grad Class #4 is scheduled for April 27th, 2019! RSVP now! RSVP LINK COMING SOON!
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.
Session 2 begins August 3rd, 2019! Registration open - enroll now!
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.
Session 2 begins June 8th, 2019! Registration open - enroll now!
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!
Session 2 begins September 21st, 2019! Registration open - enroll now!
Jon Jon & Co. is thrilled to have you join the family and jump into the wonderful world of improvisation!
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