Acting classes teach students how to cry on command—a skill that's especially useful when stopped by a traffic cop or when pretending to whittle an onion. Put on a winning performance with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a Level 1 training, Level 1 sketch writing, teen, or youth improv class at Improv Asylum (a $260 value).
Improv Asylum's retinue of professional improvisational actors teaches novice quipsters the basics of crafting a humorous scene on the fly through Level 1 improv, Level 1 sketch writing, and teen and youth classes. The two-hour sessions meet once a week to drill actors in the improv basics, learning to weave together individual story arcs to create a cohesive scene without faltering or pretending like you're an audience member trying to find the bathroom. Instructors help students react better on their feet, improving individuals' public-speaking skills while tapping into their comedic voice. The eight-week sessions immerse students in the local comedy scene, helping foster a creative network while bolstering stage presence until guests are confident enough to escape from mime-captors' sequestering boxes.
Improv Asylum is a comedy theater that features improvisation and sketch comedy. Opened in 1998, Improv Asylum has performed over 6,000 shows, for over 2 million people. They've been featured on HBO, and have performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, Aspen and throughout the country. Improv Asylum also offers unique corporate training, customized corporate shows and a student training center.