Improv for Everyone!
Learning improv teaches you how to collaborate better, support everyone you know, and create more ideas. All of your relationships will marvel with how fun and productive it is just to talk to you!
18 Videos showing specific Improv/Teamwork lessons
PowerPoint slides to help you remember each section.
Kelly Ryan, Comedian
Kelly Ryan is a twenty-three year old comedian who performs stand-up, improvisational and sketch comedy. Starting off at the age of seventeen, Kelly took classes and performed at Caroline's in New York City and began her career as a comedian. In college she was a member of the improv troupe, Senseless Acts of Comedy for three and a half years. She also taught the beginner's improv class, Loose Ends, all seven semesters. During her time at school, Kelly opened for SNL's Vanessa Bayer, SNL's Aidy Bryant, The Office's BJ Novak, and Parks and Recreation's Retta.
What do Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, and Steve Carrell have in common? Yes, they are all rich, funny, and famous. But they also did improv comedy like so many great comics and actors. Most people think improv is hard. Honestly, if you don’t know the basic rules of anything, it’s going to be hard! But Improv isn't only for comedians. Companies have found that when a group can improvise and trust each other, they will generate more ideas and raise productivity levels. Improv for Everyone with Kelly Ryan is going to help accomplish your goals and you won’t have to spend a small fortune. You also don’t have to drive to some special place to get started. In the world’s first online course to learn improv and teamwork skills, Kelly will show you the following:
Why You Should Know Improv
Silencing Your Ego
The Basic Rules
The Gifts of Improv
What to Focus on in Scenes
The Highs and Lows of Performances
Kelly Ryan started doing stand up comedy at the age of 17 in New York City. After taking a class at Caroline's on Broadway, she fell in love with the art form. While getting a Bachelor's in Communication Studies at Texas Christian University, she was on the comedic improv team, Senseless Acts of Comedy. While she was on the team she also taught the improv class Loose Ends, once a week, for all seven semesters. Kelly has also opened stand up for SNL's Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant and NBC's Parks and Recreation's Retta. She has opened with improv for NBC The Office's BJ Novak.
While being a Communication major, Kelly thrived in Public Speaking courses and loved collaborating with her classmates. She was also involved in the Student Filmmaker's Association for seven semesters, taking on roles such as 1st AD and Script Supervisor. She now lives in Southern California and is pursuing a career as a stand up comedian.