Actors, like televisions, need to be watched, or else they become another piece of drink-holding furniture. Put talented performers to use with today’s Groupon to The Improv Space. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get your choice of:
- Two tickets to a $5 show
- One ticket to a $10 show
- For $90, you get a level-one improv class (a $180 value).<p>
The Improv Space seeks to advance theatrical comedy with shows showcasing LA’s laugh-provoking talent and a class curriculum that teaches unscripted storytelling techniques. Audiences giggle throughout performances by troupes such as Robert Downey Jr. Jr. performing Hometown Interview, a set that initiates a question-and-answer session with a spectator by focusing on his or her childhood, and ends with everyone calling and telling their mothers that they love them. Where’s Molly takes weekly audience-suggested trips that, unlike real road trips, are hilarious and over in about an hour, and Token Boy features a bevy of ladies that invite a different man every performance to share their stage.
Bodies feel out the stage during space basics, an introduction to the school’s philosophy and the craft’s vocabulary. By the end of the session, students will become confident scene partners that can hold up their end of a three-minute piece without resorting to wearing a beard of bees just to get a laugh. The last week of class will be a performance displaying recently acquired comedy chops.