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