Quirky Girl Ascension (Comedy 4 Teens October Sketch Class Project)

  • Written & Directed & Choreographed by Carolyn White
  • Starring Carolyn White, Emmett Rosenbaum, Justin Sasserath, Ami Gillon
  • Edited by Walt Frasier
  • We do not own ANY of the following
    CGI Animation of Space provided by Pixels https://www.pexels.com/video/cgi-animation-of-space-854228/
    Billie Karaoke track purchased via
    https://www.karaoke-version.com/mp3-backingtrack/billie-eilish/bad-guy.html
  • Additional Music provided by Walt Frasier on Piano
    Blues based on “You deserve a break today” McDonald’s Jingle
    Hallelujah Chorus, Messiah by George Frederic Handel Imperial
    March from Star Wars by John Williams

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Starts with black screen, and cuts to girl being thrown into ball pit–McDonald’s ball pit

 

Girl: 

Oh my gawsh! Is this…McDonalds? I LOVE fast food…but, why am I here?

 

Waiting Room Person:

Oh you’re here, a little late though…must be a glitch in the system

 

Girl:

What, no! I’m always fashionably late for things.

 

Waiting Room Person:

I see…well, we’ll have you out of here in just a second. Oh, by the way, you’re dead. Sorry about that, but welcome to burgertory.

 

Girl: 

Are you kidding me?! I can’t be dead, I still have things to do! Like…post about how I don’t get fake tans or wear makeup on Instagram! I thought purgatory meant I was a ghost.

 

Waiting Room Person:

Ma’m, I apologize, but it’s not my job to console the deceased. The best I can do is offer you is a lukewarm McFlurry. And it’s BURGERtory. Some guy misspelled purgatory, so a McDonald’s was built.

 

Girl:

Wow, some people just don’t have common sense. #can’t relate. (Gets handed drink) Oooh yasss, that looks so delish. I bet you’ve met tons of other girls who wouldn’t dare to even look at one of these, but I’m nothing like them! I bet they only like salads, so shallow am I right?

 

Waiting Room Person:

Okay…I’m just about to send you up to heaven, but don’t get too excited, this is just a formality. We have to see what God thinks of you.

 

Girl:

Wdym? I’m totally heaven material. I’m not fake, I love video games, and I love rock music! I bet you don’t have anyone like that up there!

 

Waiting Room Person:

Note to God…girl talks in abbreviations…alright. I think we’re all set to go. (Pushes button)

 

Girl: 

I must tell you, unlike some people, (Trailing off) I’m super anxious and loyal to my boyfriend–

 

Waiting Room Person: 

Oof. Good luck God.

 

Girl:

I’m so glad I didn’t fix my hair today. I know some people would, but I like it messy.

 

God:

Welcome to heaven! Where you can live in luxury for all of–are you still talking about your hair?

 

Girl:

Oh, sorry, I just wanted to point out that I’m so unique that I didn’t even wash it this morning. I bet other girls wouldn’t be caught dead like that, but not me!

 

God:

(To themself) Well, we all have our flaws…

 

Girl:

Oh, and do you have Call of Duty up here? I like to play video games while I bet other girls are getting their nails done. They’re so typical, lol.

 

God:

Ahem. Right, well, I see a strong lack of…personality coming from you, so–

 

Girl:

What r u saying? I’m just exposing all the horrible things other women do, and how I’m so much different and better than them!

 

God:

Riiight. Well, I think you’ll be a much better fit down in hell…sooo, bye.

 

Girl:

(Trailing off) Probably no other girls get to meet Satan–

 

Satan:

Who’s this girl? She doesn’t seem like a bad person…ugh, probably reads books and teaches children to write…

 

Girl:

Actually, I run a full time blog called Quirkchat! It’s where all special girls can get together, and explain how hard it is to be an outcast for not wearing skinny jeans.

 

Satan:

…You’ll fit in just fine.

 

Girl:

EXCUSE ME?!

 

Satan:

…w-what?

 

Girl:

NO, no no no no!

 

Satan:

…I-…what’s the problem?

 

Girl:

  1. Don’t. Fit. In. I can’t believe you would even say that I don’t want to be like other girls I want to be my own person how could you even compare me to those ordinary and common girls they don’t have any defining qualities–

 

(The ground begins to shake)

 

Satan:

W-what’s happening?!

 

(God and Waiting Room Person appear in hell)

 

Waiting Room Person:

Her quirkiness is ripping a hole in the system! She’s too unusual for the afterlife! If we don’t do something soon, the whole universe could collapse!

 

Girl:

–and I don’t get why they even exist I mean they’re clones they all put gunk all over their faces and they only care about lipstick breaking boys hearts and clothes! I have no clue why–

 

(God, thinking quickly, pulls out his iPhone, goes onto iTunes, and starts playing…)

 

God:

Billie Eillish songs should calm her down…

 

Satan:

How do you know?

 

God:

I went on the “not like other girls reddit page.”

 

(God plays a song)

 

Girl

 –I’m so outdoorsy and…other people…can’t…understand–Is that Billie? Omg she’s my queen!! (Starts lip syncing to Bad Guy)

 

Waiting Room Person:

It’s a pretty good song…

 

God:

Yeah, I never realized that…

 

Satan:

I don’t think any normal people listen to Billie…

 

Waiting Room Person, God, and Satan:

(Turning into quirky girls–high pitched voices and super enthusiastic) We must be unique because of our specific song preferences!

 

Girl:

Now you’re getting it!

 

(They all start humming to the song)

 

 

 

November Comedy Classes 2020 Kids & Teens

QUICK LINKS

  • IN PERSON Central Park Classes Saturdays 10:30am KIDS & TEENS
  • After School Comedy 4 Teens Tuesdays/Thursdays 5pm. ALL LEVELS welcome for drop in or sign up for full month and save.
  • After School Comedy 4 Kids Sundays, Mondays/Wednesdays 5pm ALL LEVELS WELCOME ages 8-13
  • Musical Theater 4 Teens Tuesdays 8pm Ryan Hudzik works with both Teens & Adult students during this hour.
  • ADVANCED COMEDY 4 Teens Saturdays 12pm open by invitation only.
  • SKETCH COMEDY 4 Teens Sundays 12pm
    open by invitation only.
  • OLDER TEENS 16+ Welcome
FREE FOR STUDENTS or CLICK HERE to register JUST $10 per family to logon via ZOOM

Online Programs, New Resources 4 Kids, Teens, Schools, Libraries, Community Centers

We hope you are staying safe. We had hoped to be back performing at schools, camps and libraries by now, but this is where we are. However we have been busy presenting online programs for kids & teens, both shows and workshops. 

Improv Zoom

NEW From Improv 4 Kids: Two books to teach Creative Writing 4 Kids & Teens. Both are available on Amazon, discounted for libraries. FREE via KindleUnlimited 

Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Fraser is a text book for comics and teachers looking to bring fun creative writing sections into the classroom.

Improv on Zoom by Walt Frasier is a list of games with tips and tricks to play online as well as Improv technique and wisdom.

Online Shows & Classes

From Summer Comedy Camp 2020 – We ran TEN weeks with 40+ kids & teens participating!!!

Improv 4 Kids / Improv 4 Teens performing 5000+ K12 shows and workshops since 2003 in Times Square and touring nationwide to schools, parks, camps, libraries, JCCs, YMCAs and other community centers. 

Every show features original skits and songs improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. Every workshop gets the kids/teens performing while teaching creative writing, critical thinking, team communications, presentation skills, self respect, listening, focus and more. We use the same games to teach corporate groups team building, leadership/management, sales and customer service.

nyc parks

Online shows are just $200 (regularly $600-800 for live events). Workshops just $75 (regularly $250).

Comedy Classes resume after school and on weekends. Private events available nearly 24/7 for schools, libraries and other community centers. 5000+ K12 / Family shows since 2003.

We look forward to seeing you all in person soon. STAY SAFE!!!

Improv Kids

Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Frasier #1 on Amazon

Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Frasier is #1 on Amazon, thanks to all of our family and friends, including the hundreds of students and 1000s of fans of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (Improv 4 Kids, LMAO Off Broadway etc). 

Walt Frasier’s first published book is a guide for young comics and teachers creating curriculum in the classroom. Use comedy to inspire creative writing and public speaking. Bring much needed laughs to the classroom, whether at school or online.

CLICK HERE to read it free via KindleUnlimited, 2.99 via traditional Kindle and just 7.99 for the paper back edition.  The book is a must for comedy fans and students. It’s a great gift to young comics. It is also a textbook to guide teachers into using comedy to inspire students to embrace creative writing. 

Take comedy class with Walt Frasier

  • Comedy 4 Teens Saturdays 12-1:30pm Online
  • Advanced Comedy 4 Teens Sundays 1pm BY INVITE ONLY
  • Stand-Up Comedy Mondays 7pm Open Mic Online for 10-16yos (8pm Adult Class Welcomes 16yo+)

Also under Walt Frsier’s artistic direction

ALSO Weekly online shows

Virtual School Assembly, After School Programming, Workshops & More

It’s Friday August 28, 2020 and we just finished our first virtual field trip school assembly of 2020-2021 for a Connecticut School.


Dozens of kids socially distanced in their cafetorium, with a few wide screen TVS and the fifth grader sitting near the teachers lap top served as the audience spokesperson for the class. This was more like our live show than anything in the past 5 months.

Virtual Private Shows

In the past we charged $600-1200 to do a show at your school. Book a virtual show now for just $200. Book additional shows and save (Just $150 for additional shows same week.). Bring some much need laughs and helps us put thee amazing artists back to work.

Workshops & Residencies

From our Summer 2020 virtual comedy camp!

Online classes are another way to get the students laughing while learning creative writing, public speaking, and listening. We use the same workshops to teach corporate groups team building, leadership/management, sales and customer service.

  • Drop in Workshop $75/hour per teacher
  • Residency/After School Program $400 for 8 hours, $40/additional hour – Includes a showcase for parents (Live or Taped and shared privately)

FOR ALL STUDENTS:

  • We have a series of study guides and online videos to help students progress and continue the fun and learning outside of class time.
  • Free admission to public shows virtual shows Sundays 3pm for the whole family.

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK and KINDLE via AMAZON

New, from Walt Frasier (pre-order now for 8/31 release) is a text book for comedy class you can use with your students. Just 2.99 via Kindle and 7.99 for the paperback. CLICK HERE to read it free via KindleUnlimited

Improv 4 Kids Summer Camp / School Shows

NYC DOE VENDOR – BOCES – MCPS (MD) Superintendants List, FCPS, (VA)
These shows are currently available online and LIVE where the local government has deemed it legal to do so. Currently our NYC theater is closed until Stage Four operations are allowed.
(Currently estimated for late August)

We performed our first K12 school show when Farmington, CT school district called us in 2003. “Can you do Improv 4 Kids?”

At the time, no one was offering this service. We had barely started showcasing as a troupe, not even a company yet. We said yes. We figured it out. We improvised….

Since then, we have entertained 5000+ K12/family audiences, both hosting shows at our Times Square, including field trips and student groups form around the world, and touring nationwide to schools, camps, community centers and family events (Birthdays, Weddings, reunions). We have even performed for BRING OUR KID TO WORK days. Now in Quarentine we have presented 18 online shows for DATADOG employees’ children in the past two months alone.

Improv 4 Kids Show

“A production you and your children don’t want to miss” – ABC NEWS 7 NY 2007

Whether at our NYC theater or at your facility, every Improv 4 Kids show by the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers high energy fast paced entertainment. Songs and Skits are created on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. No two shows are ever the same.

Our Master of Ceremonies (MC) starts the show, introducing the students to Improv, sometimes even teaching how to be a great audience. Never yell at kids to listen. We teach them how. Improv is the #1 skill in all the arts. For the audience, Improv is an active participation event. you can sit back and watch, but the excitement comes from the audience/artist partnership in creating the show.

FCPS – Fairfax VA school circa 2007

The it’s time for our opening number. Usually a song or high energy group game, we get the show rocking and the kids’ attention.

NYC Parks – 72nd Street Pier summer stages circa 2010

The 30-60 minute show continues with a variety of games, alternation audience interactive games, musical games and traditional games that really show off the cast and their Improv skills.

Connecticut Day Camp circa 2013

ALMOST every shows includes (These may be adjusted in the near future as per COVID-19 social distancing restrictions):

COLUMNS (AKA Human Mad Libs) -Players (The Improv term for performers in the show) improvise a scene with deliberate blanks, filled in by audience volunteers. For the live shows we actually get 2-4 kids on stage. For online shows, we use the chat function.

SOUND EFFECTS – Players improvise a scene, enhanced byt sound effects by two audience volunteers. Volunteers are instructed to make sounds based on the players words and actions. Conversely, the players react to all sounds and justify accordingly.

FREEZE FRAME – Players narrate a series of slides – human photos created by audience volunteers posing (Improv version of the mannequin challenge)

WHY IMPROV COMEDY?

CULTURAL ARTS

First of all, Improv is quite entertaining. It is a highly engaging form of theater and music.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Improv comedy is storytelling 101. Shows & classes both teach elements of a story – character, setting, plot (WHO WHERE WHAT in Improv). Also listening, public speaking and more.

CHARACTER BUILDING

We use Improv Comedy to teach corporate groups leadership and team. The #1 skill in Improv is Listening. The #1 rule, “YES! AND…” is all about supporting each other. But most importantly, simply playing these games builds self confidence. Our students from public classes in Times Square and online become student leaders.

The Science of Laughter

We need laughter in our lives now more than ever!!!!

What can laughter do?

Here are just some benefits for mental, physical and social health

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increase vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood
  • Give a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles
  • Reduce certain stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline •Increase the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells
  • Defend against respiratory infections–reducing the frequency of colds–by immunoglobulin in saliva.
  • Increase memory and learning; in a study at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, humor during instruction led to increased test scores
  • Improve alertness, creativity, and memory

Summer Comedy Camp 2020 to be Online

QUICK LINKS – Registration and information for specific camps and classes. Starting June 29 we will offer TEN weeks of camp online! If the city allows LIVE camps at all, we will build in days where students can join us at the club 1-2 days/week each in reduced numbers to respect social distancing.

RATES

  • ONE Class $25, FOUR sessions $75
  • Half Day Camp $150
  • Full day of Camp ONE Week $225
  • FOUR Weeks of Camp $700
  • TEN Weeks of Camp $1400 (register for June 29 & August 3 at $1400)

It is bitter sweet to make this announcement. We were looking forward to an aggressive TEN weeks of camp, following a highly successful 2019 eight-week run. At this time, NYC schools have announced schools will continue online through summer and many camps have already cancelled. Either their districts have officially shut them down OR the ndecision has made it impossible to plan.

So we are responding with an aggressive plan to fill those gaps in many schedules. Register early if interested. We will add teachers and times as per demand!

Camps will run MONDAY thru THURSDAY. Fridays we will provide activities like shows & showcases to help keep campers busy as needed but we anticipate many will be traveling to the beach etc so all these will be bonus informal sessions. 

Last year, we hosted EIGHT weeks of comedy camp, with 8-24 campers aged 7-17 weekly. Before the quarantine, weekly classes includes 30+ campers. Now online, we have 40+ students weekly, including kids & teens from all over the country and Canada!

We are still optimistic we will have some summer camp in person at some point, but in addition to being a summer camp, we work out of a performance venue. We cannot operate until the city goes into stage four – according to Governor Cuomo’s repening guidelines.

WHEN WE DO REOPEN – we will invite all – in acceptable social distancing shifts – to do some LIVE shows, classes and hang outs. However we will not include lunch this summer – sorry NO DOMINOS, kids…. (Screams of sorrow heard across the city…. lol)

Until then we are continuing with much needed online offerings. PLEASE register early. We are expecting HUGE numbers as so many camps just do not have an online option. We are ready to add teachers and class times as needed as per demand!

As we cannot imagine doing SIX hours of comedy class/day, we are adding in classes for music and movement. These will add much needed exercise and training breathing etc.

Comedy Class

20-30 minutes OPEN MIC – Each camper gets 2-3 minutes to share their comedy stories, ideas etc. Before it’s your time, organize your thoughts with the daily writing exercise. brainstorm ideas & details, then outline your routine. Every time you repeat the same story change something. Add some funny, remove some waste etc. While the TEENTERN MC the open mic, the teacher will take notes and pass them on.

The final 30-40 minutes will be dedicated to Improv Comedy. We will learn one scene game/week plus play large group games.

Musical Comedy

Class starts with a warm-up that teaches voice and breathing technique. Campers will learn some musical improv game – online this will mostly include rhythmic games like Beastie Rap. Each week we will also teach one game like Irish Jig or Blues. OPTIONAL for the last 15 minutes, Ryan will coach on musical theater songs. Sing a capella, with karaoke tracks or if you have piano skills, you can play too.

Movement

Every performer will benefit from the physical training. Everyone needs a little exercise in these quarantine times. Daily sessions will include acting warm-ups, stretching, dance and more.

  • $150/week – Sign up for HALF day of classes and get Comedy plus ONE additional skill set.
  • $225/week – Sign for for FULL day of classes get TWO comedy classes plus TWO additional skill sets.
  • $700 = Sign up for four FOUR weeks of camp and get at least one performance showcase and private coaching.

All of the above include additional bonus sessions including professional shows ( family friendly by the teachers and other cast mates from EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH), free time with the TEEN TENRS (Mafia, Werewolf and other games) and more….