- Improv Intensive-Led by Bill Chott: featuring the type of comedy made famous by Chicago's Second City and TV's Whose Line is it Anyway, participants will learn about improvisation in a fun and supporting atmosphere.
- Sketch Writing: Page to Stage-Led by T. Faye Griffin: discover the method to the madness that makes shows like In Living Color and Saturday Night Live so funny as you experience the process of pitching, writing and producing hilarious comedy sketches like the professionals. Then see your work performed before a live audience in a special showcase.
- Stand-Up Shakedown- Led by the directors of Manhattan Comedy School & New Talent at The Gotham: craft material, learn the art of joke-writing, develop a set, find your comedic voice, and come away with the confidence and commitment to deliver a solid, 6-minute demo set. For aspiring pros, complete a demo DVD and get a guest spot at the Gotham. For newbies, test the water of you and a mic on stage.
- Youth Comedy-Show your funny side and learn about the different types of comedy with Bill Chott and T. Faye Griffin. Then, showcase your talent in front of a live audience during Lucy Fest 2012 on Aug. 4.
###Photo: Bill Chott, 2012 INNY Award Winner for Best Improv Coach and founder of The Improv Trick Academies in LA and St. Louis. He has also toured with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in the Second City Comedy Troupe. Contact: Lucy Desi Center for Comedy, 2 W. 3rd St., Jamestown, N.Y. 716.484.0800 email@example.com Instructor interviews and headshots available upon request.