Las Vegas Comedy Institute To Offer More Standup & Improv Workshops

Las Vegas Comedy Institute To Offer More Standup & Improv Workshops

Whether you're a working comedian or just hoping to use humor to punch up your presentations, build your confidence or public speaking ability, Don Barnhart is one of the most sought out comedy coaches in the industry because he actually does it for a living.

Barnhart is one of the stars of the new documentary I Am Battle Comic and his new book Finding Your Funny is a best seller on Amazon. In it, he explores the art, science and business of comedy with interviews and practical advice from other comedians, agents, managers and club owners.

The Las Vegas Comedy Institute can help you on your journey and is the brainchild of Award Winning Comedian, Second City Conservatory Graduate, Author, Filmmaker, Comedy Club Booker, Consultant and Comedy Coach Don Barnhart. "Our goal is to teach, coach and encourage you to break through your comfort levels to achieve your highest potential and find your funny."

Jump start your comedy career or take it to the next level. Barnhart's classes and workshops are interactive where each week; students are on stage working out their material in a Comedy Club setting. Standup students receive a DVD of their final performance and showcase.

"Thank you for allowing me to join your class. You are doing a great job. It's great to see my friend sharing his experience, input, and know how. I think it's a class all comics should visit and/or enroll. This class Really enforces your thoughts. And reminds you of what it takes to be in this business. Hard work. I hope to visit again." - George Wallace

Standup Workshop cost is $350 new students, returning students $200

In addition to the standup workshops, Barnhart also offers an ongoing performance based improv workshop. Increase your confidence and stage presence with improvisation. This class is great for comedians, actors, writers, business people, sales teams and anyone wanting to learn improv or increase their stage performance and speaking ability.

Although Barnhart's workshops are based in comedy are heavily influenced by the work and teachings of Viola Spolin, this ongoing program covers all elements of the improvisational process including improv, games, sketch writing, and comedic acting.

Barnhart's improv classes and seminars specialize in short form improv and games for the stage. This fun, interactive class will have you on your feet, onstage and creating laughter right away.

"There are many different and wonderful improv groups and classes in Vegas and I suggest you learn from them all", said Barnhart.

The students begin with ensemble, environment, and object work with the goal to create rehearse and performing their own fully improvised show on week 6. Barnhart is currently grooming advanced students to be a part his upcoming comedy sketch show.

The techniques one learns in Improvisation can help you to break through your roadblocks and stage fright. You'll have a blast in this interactive workshop as you create and work with characters, voices & space work.

Improv workshops are $90 for all 5 classes and showcase. (Must attend a minimum of 4 classes to be included in the showcase) but drop in students can participate for $15 per class. Open to all levels.

Standup workshops run from 1-5pm

Improv Workshops run from 6-9pm

Class 1 Feb 11th

Class 2 Feb 25th

Class 3 April 22nd

Class 4 May 6th

Class 5 May 14th

Showcase - May 19th

Class size is limited so be sure to visit to reserve your spot today.

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