Beginners Improvisational Comedy Course

Explore the art of improv!

This 7-week workshop is for anyone - all levels of experience welcome (even if that means none)! Consider taking this course if you or someone you know is interested in moving out of their comfort zone and learning new skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Improv-trained comedians like Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig have long extolled the benefits of improv training for their creative and performance processes. However, improv classes and training are increasingly being seen as a way to improve both business and personal skills including listening, collaboration, teamwork, confidence, cooperation, creativity and sense-of-fun. In fact, Forbes, CNN and Wharton School of Business have all recently reported on the importance of utilizing improv skills in business and day-to-day personal growth. Furthermore, improv training has been incorporated at companies like Google, Ford, Hilton and Pepsico as well as Universities like Yale, UMASS, Duke and Columbia. Both on and off stage, the skills of improv are quickly being seen as the skills of life.

About the Instructor: Joe Conto

Classes are taught by Joe Conto, who has been studying improv comedy with Montreal Improv Theatre in Montreal, QC since 2008 and has been performing and teaching at the school since 2010. In addition to winning the Threepio Improv competition in Montreal, Conto has performed with troupes at the Del Close Marathon in New York City, Big City Improv Fest in Toronto and Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington, Vermont as well as taught classes to a range of students including performers, engineers, entrepreneurs, writers, scientists and the occasional clown.


Dates: Tuesdays starting August 20th
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fee: $85

Workshop Refund Policy

  • Contact us at least 6 days before the course date, and we will refund the cost of the workshop minus a 15% enrollment fee.
  • Contact us 5 days or less before the course date (within the week of the course), and we will offer class credit for a future workshop.

Call us at 518.523.2512 or email to request a refund.

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

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