Calendar

Aug
22
Thu
Int/Adv Harold Improv Workshop @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop will focus on the tools and technique of the Harold form. How to effectively generate ideas in your openings, creating fun first beats and then exploring the game differently in second beats, and experimenting with form in group games.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

Must be familiar with the Harold form

Class Date:

Thursday August 22nd

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$45 (3 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Ann Maddox
*instructor is subject to change without notice

About The Instructor:

Ann Maddox has been writing and performing at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Los Angeles since it opened in 2005. She has performed improv with her Harold team Lincoln’s Bedroom, and written sketches for her Maude teams Nice Kitchen and Hot Mess. She wrote radio sketches for Marketplace on NPR and was a writer/performer for the 2011 CBS Diversity Showcase. She has appeared in several national and regional commercials, and television shows such as The Office, Two Broke Girls, Garfunkle and Oates, The Birthday Boys and Grandfathered.

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop will go over basics of sketch writing. Examples of sketches will be shown and discussed, and students will pitch their own ideas as well as brainstorm possible beats. If time permits, you may leave with a fully written sketch! Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

No experience required

Class Date:

Thursday August 22nd

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$45 (3 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen (Thursday, Aug 22)
Ann Maddox (Friday, Aug 23)
*instructor is subject to change without notice

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Aug
23
Fri
Building Characters for Improv and Sketch Comedy @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this workshop, students will learn tools to creating interesting, real and funny (duh) characters for improv and sketch comedy scenes.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

Must have some improv experience

Class Date:

Friday, August 23rd

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$45 (3 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen
*instructor is subject to change without notice

About The Instructor:

Zach is an improvisor, writer, and musician from Orange County, California. He performs regularly at the UCB Theatre in LA, including the shows Better Movies w/ “Tommy Wiseau” and Nihongo Dake Presents: No Subtitles. He is a member of the improvised murder mystery team Murder Murder. He is also the co-host of the podcast Baywatch Watch on Campfire Media. His band The Taint recently played a mini-tour in Tokyo. Follow Zach on Instagram: @realzacholsen

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop will go over basics of sketch writing. Examples of sketches will be shown and discussed, and students will pitch their own ideas as well as brainstorm possible beats. If time permits, you may leave with a fully written sketch! Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

No experience required

Class Date:

Friday August 23rd

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$45 (3 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen (Thursday, Aug 22)
Ann Maddox (Friday, Aug 23)
*instructor is subject to change without notice

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Aug
24
Sat
The Writers Room (for int/adv level sketch comedy writers) @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

In this workshop, we will go over different types of collaborative brainstorming as well as the steps that it takes to write a great comedy sketch. Along with these ideas we will also be talking about format and themes found within sketch comedy. Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.

This class is 4 hours long.

Prerequisite:

Must have some experience in sketch writing

Class Date:

Saturday, August 24th

Class Times:

11am – 3pm

Class Cost:

$55 (4 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen
*instructor is subject to change without notice

About The Instructor:

Zach is an improvisor, writer, and musician from Orange County, California. He performs regularly at the UCB Theatre in LA, including the shows Better Movies w/ “Tommy Wiseau” and Nihongo Dake Presents: No Subtitles. He is a member of the improvised murder mystery team Murder Murder. He is also the co-host of the podcast Baywatch Watch on Campfire Media. His band The Taint recently played a mini-tour in Tokyo. Follow Zach on Instagram: @realzacholsen

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Sep
3
Tue
Improv Comedy 301B (Must Have Completed 301A) @ Happiness U at SALT in Kakaako
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this class, students will focus on heightening, patterns, third beats and group games to put together a “Harold” showcase at the end of 301c.

All classes are 2 hours long. Students will learn the value of “yes, and”-ing, listening, agreement, support, and more in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.

Prerequisite:

Must have completed 301A

Class Dates:

Tuesdays 9/3, 9/10, 9/17

Class Times:

7pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$75 (6 hours of instruction total)

Class Location:

All classes will be held at Happiness U at SALT in Kakaako
691 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96813 – Second floor down the hall from Hungry Ear

Parking:

Metered, street or paid structure

Instructor:

Kimee B.
*instructor is subject to change without notice

See all improvhi class descriptions here.

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Sep
24
Tue
Improv Comedy 301C (Must Have Completed 301B) @ Happiness U at SALT in Kakaako
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this class, students will focus on heightening, patterns, third beats and group games to put together a “Harold” showcase at the end of 301c.

All classes are 2 hours long. Students will learn in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.

Students will also have the opportunity to perform in a class showcase at The Revolusun Showroom on Monday, October 21st at 7pm.

Prerequisite:

Must have completed 301B within 1 year

Class Dates:

Tuesdays 9/24, 10/1, 10/8

Class Times:

7pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$75 (6 hours of instruction total)

Class Location:

All classes will be held at Happiness U at SALT in Kakaako
691 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96813 – Second floor down the hall from Hungry Ear

Parking:

Metered, street or paid structure

Instructor:

Kimee B.
*instructor is subject to change without notice

See all improvhi class descriptions here.

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Sep
26
Thu
Musical Improv 101 @ Impact Hub in Kakaako (Across from Whole Foods)
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this three week course, students will learn to build a musical improv comedy show through scene building, song structure, character work and movement. At the end of the class, students will have the opportunity to perform in a musical showcase on Monday, Oct. 14th.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed 201A or have similar improv experience 

Class Dates:

Thursdays – 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Class Cost:

$175 (9 hours of instruction total)

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Location:

All classes will be held at The Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street or paid garage

Instructor:

Kimee B.
*instructors subject to change without notice

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Oct
19
Sat
Intro To Sketch Comedy Writing Intensive @ Entrepreneur's Sandbox (Makai of Ala Moana Blvd)
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
This workshop will go over basics of sketch writing. Students will brainstorm and pitch ideas together and build an original comedy sketch with the guidance of their mentor
Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.
 
Prerequisite: No experience required
 
This workshop is 4 hours long with breaks. Participants should bring snacks and water.
 
Class Date:
Saturday, October 19th
 
Class Times:
11am – 3pm
 
Class Cost:
$55 (4 hours of instruction)
 
Class Location:
The Entrepreneur’s Sandbox (Makai of Ala Moana Blvd)
630 Ilalo St Honolulu, HI 96813
 
Parking:
Metered, street, parking across the street at SALT (sorry, we do not validate)
 
Instructor:
Joy Regullano
*instructor is subject to change without notice
About The Instructor:
As an awkward middle child, Joy quickly learned that being funny was the best way to get attention. She went on to double major in Theater/Performance Students and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkley, appearing in plays with the UC Berkeley Theater Depart and throughout the bay.
She is a graduate of the improv programs at Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City Hollywood, and iO West and currently performs with several sketch and improv teams in Los Angeles.
TV credits include: Supernatural, Raising Hope, 90210, and Castle. She is also an avid writer and a burgeoning YouTuber with self-written viral video WHITE FETISH boasting over 1 million views.
 
All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.
Dec
4
Wed
Improvhi Comedy 201B Intensive (Must have completed 201A) @ Happiness U at SALT in Kakaako
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class will take the tools learned in our 101 Basics classes and apply them to comedic long form improv scenes. Students will dive deep into finding the “funny” of their scenes, building relationships, identifying patterns, heightening within the scene and group games. Students will also be introduced to several different long form openings to help generate ideas for their scenes.

At the end of the 201C session, students will have the opportunity to perform a showcase for invited guests.

All classes are 3 hours long. Students will learn the value of “yes, and”-ing, listening, agreement, support, and more in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.

Because intensive sessions only 2 weeks long, there are no make up classes available. Students must participate in both weeks to move onto the next level.

Prerequisite:

Must have completed 201A within 1 year

Class Dates:

Wednesdays – 12/04 and 12/11

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Location:

All classes will be held at Happiness U at SALT in Kakaako
675 Auahi St, Suite E3-205 Honolulu, HI 96813 – Second floor down the hall from Hungry Ear

Class Cost:

$75 (6 hours of instruction total)

Parking:

Metered, street or paid structure

Instructor:

Yosh S.
*instructors subject to change without notice

See all improvhi class descriptions here.

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.