Scientists agree that although laughing your head off is good for the soul, it leaves torsos with extreme separation anxiety. Use impromptu agility to evoke heady laughs with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a four-week level-one improvisation course at Gainesville Improv Comedy (a $100 value)
At Gainesville Improv Comedy, side-splitting sage Katie Kirkpatrick helms classes that help fledgling funny-makers unleash their inner fast-thinking thespians. The level-one class is a four-week introduction to extemporizing hilarity, and it acquaints students with the building blocks of improv through games and exercises based on The Second City–class curriculum. Nascent jesters emerge from their self-conscious shells as they learn how to trust their instincts, how to enhance their creative-thinking skills, and how to ad lib dignity after slipping on a banana peel. Classes start on May 5 and are held Monday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. Students will attend class on the same day for each of the four weeks, leaving them ample time to volunteer at local Venus-flytrap rescue shelters.