SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV – a "unique" (Time Out New York), "wonderful" (Backstage), "hilarious" (Newark Star-Ledger) comedy jam session – continues its run of Sunday performances on the Upper West Side at the STANDUP NY COMEDY CLUB at 236 West 78th Street at 6 PM!

SNI IS BACK!SNI IS BACK!The "jam," which began in 1993, mixes and matches experienced improvisers from a wide variety of successful New York City improv troupes. The fluctuating cast members are all alumni of – or current performers at – such groups/theater companies as Chicago City Limits, First Amendment, The Unusual Suspects, The PIT, and UCB Theater. Regular performers include Tom Carrozza, Chris Griggs, Ian Prior, Carl Kissin, Rosemary Hyziak, Todd Cowdery, Amy Wilkinson, Larry Bell, Camille Theobold, Alex Berkowitz, and Tom Soter as "The Emcee."

The Sunday Night Improv shows are at the STANDUP NY COMEDY CLUB, 236 West 78th Street, just off Broadway, every Sunday at 6 PM. Admission is $10. Reservations: 212-353-7716. Attend the 4:30 to 5:30 PM class on Sundays and see  the show for free!

Improv at Stand-Up New York

An ongoing drop-in class, for anyone who wants a quick tour of the improv world. The class, for all levels, features performers from the cast of Sunday Night Improv. You can do scenes with veteran improv performers – and then stay and see them perform in Sunday Night Improv! Class fee includes a ticket to that night's performance of SNI.

 
Location: Stand-Up New York
236 West 78th Street

Time: 4:30-5:30 P.M.

Fee: $10 per class; fee includes ticket to performance of Sunday Night Improv
Instructor: Tom Soter


Improv for Everyone

An ongoing drop-in class, focusing on how to create improvised scenes and stories. Students are taught the basics of good scene work in a supportive environment.  

  • Time: Monday, 7-9 P.M.
  • Location: 78th Street Theater Lab 236 West 78th Street
  • Fee: $25 per class; $225 for ten classes
  • Instructor: Tom Soter

 

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Carol Schindler's Improv Intensive

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Carol Schindler, a founding member of the highly acclaimed CHICAGO CITY LIMITS improv troupe and a former student of improv legends Del Close (SECOND CITY) and Paul Sills (THE COMPASS PLAYERS) teaches a four-hour improv intensive for advanced improvisers. "Carol is a wonderful teacher and her classes are educational -- and fun!" says Tom Soter, producer of SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV.

 Time: Saturday, July 14, 1-5 P.M.

Location: Soter/Lee Blackbox Theater, 236 West 78th Street

Fee: $75.

Instructor: Carol Schindler

Corporate Workshops

We offer corporate workshops. Call/e-mail for more information.
"Our design department's Improv 'theory & practice' sessions with Tom Soter were a remarkable experience for all of us. Over a two week period, the NY Design Department at kpe engaged in theatrical improvisation seminars. Having now experienced these improv sessions for myself, I realized all over again that we've got a really amazing group of individuals here - sharp, spontaneous, thoughtful, ingenious. and, did I say creative? The excercises ranged from simple speaking to collaborative storyline generation. Tom Soter, the coach, designed this program especially for us to encompass the
challenges of the studio environment - presence, articulation, presentation, cooperation, communication. I recommend the improv approach to everyone. At the very least, I think that as a department, it 're-introduced' us to the qualities that make us a great team. thanks again, Tom!" – Scott Nazarian, executive, kpe advertising

Sunday Night Improv

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SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV – a "unique" (Time Out New York), "wonderful" (Backstage), "hilarious" (Newark Star-Ledger) comedy jam session – continues its run of Sunday performances on the Upper West Side at the StandUp NY Comedy Club at 236 West 78th Street, just off Broadway, every Sunday at 6pm. Admission is $10.  Reservations: 212-353-7716.

Performer of the Month

Amy Wilkinson

Born: London, UK 1982 and grew up there

Got involved in improv from a friend who I met at a Scene Study class at HB studio

Role models: Chevy Chase and Steve Martin (I love their idiotic sense of humor)

What I get out of performing: I love being part of a random group of people on stage which can both make me laugh as well as make other people laugh

Improv résumé: member of Wednesday Night Funny Improv troupe from 2008-2012; member of Sunday Night Improv September 2013-present

SEE AMY WILKINSON AT SUNDAY NIGHT IMPROV ON APRIL 24 AT 6 P.M.!

My teacher at Wednesday Night Funny was Tony Ballard

At Sunday Night Improv, I get a chance to laugh at myself and perform in an informal setting. It has gotten way more fun since the addition of the comfy leather sofa!

Most challenging improv moment: when I had to sing a Jap-pop ballad

Most rewarding improv work: the 'Cinderella' scene that was done in a practice session with Wednesday Night Funny

I haven't done any work in tv/film/theater

Improv is a creative outlet that helps me develop my quick-thinking skills

I was introduced to Sunday Night Improv by the lovely Krissy Garber, and have thoroughly enjoyed working with such a talented, down to earth group of improvisers!

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