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Nerdist School Classes


To find the special code word, that gets you $25 dollars off tuition for any level 1 improv class,  click here – figure out the solution to the puzzle and enter it into the “CODE” box on the class signup form. Good luck!



*Build a strong foundation as a confident performer

*Learn to make emotional character choices that lead to character

*Get on stage immediately to explore improv through active exercises

*Improve your scene-work, group support, spontaneity and listening

Instructor Rebekka Johnson has taught improv for 10+ years at The PIT in NYC, UCLA and Columbia University. She’s a writer, producer and director of Speakeasy, a talk show hosted by Paul F. Tompkins and co-creator of The Apple Sisters, an award winning musical comedy trio who’ve produced countless live shows, two albums and many videos. She’s written for Slate V, Chow and Atomic Wedgie. She’s directed stage shows including, The New York Smiths, Rachel Bloom is a Triple Threat and The Irish Peddlers.

(class is limited to 16 people)



*How to make up songs on the spot

*Learn to sing confidently with your own voice

*Explore the mechanics songwriters use to create songs and musicals

*Musical experience NOT required

Instructor Matt Cohen has taught musical improv since he co-created The Next Big Broadway Musical! in 1999. In 2011, he began teaching in Second City’s Music Improv Conservatory, where he provided instruction in every level, from musical games to songwriting. He has also taught for Baby Wants Candy and various festivals. He most recently composed two pieces for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, including “Stay, Mr. Hannity, Stay,” sung by the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, and “Koch Blocked,” which guest George Clooney called “fantastic” and he composed the music for NBC’s still-untitled sketch comedy project.

(class is limited to 12 people)