Welcome to our very first Knuckleball Comedy Kids Improv Troupe. You are here because your child already knows they love improv and they want to get better and have a little more fun with it...if that’s even possible! This 9 week rehearsal schedule will culminate in a performance at a Chicago Improv Theater in early June. The show will include both improv and, for the older group, sketch comedy written by the kids. This is also a unique opportunity to meet other kids all over the city who have the same interests and have been taking our classes at different schools. Did someone say new best friends? Does this not sound like an amazing opportunity??? Of course it does!! For more information and to register, scroll down. Contact Us with any additional questions. 

Typical Rehearsal Day

Advanced Improv: First Hour

With direction and coaching from an experienced comedian, kids will build on their skills and begin performing long form improvisation. The games they perform are the same types of games you will see at any professional improv theater in the city. These advanced techniques will require focus and creativity which will help the students in improv, schoolwork and beyond. Everything we do in our classes we do the Knuckleball Comedy way: with style, confidence and energy. Along the way, participants will gain not only valuable tools for everyday life, but will also have lots of laughs throughout.

Writing Sketch Comedy: Second Hour for older age group

Improv and writing sketch comedy go together like Knuckleball Comedy and fun. We use our knowledge of improv to go over scene structure and how to create story ideas from scratch. We help the kids write their own sketches which they will eventually be able to perform. They’ll love this creative freedom. Writing is fun especially when you’re writing jokes! 

Fun With Physicality: Second Hour for younger age group

We let the kids' imaginations and energy run rampant. Kids will learn how to use their bodies and physicality to create hilariously unique characters which they can use in future improv scenes and beyond.

*The older age group will be working on characters throughout. 

Can't Wait Period: End of rehearsal until the following week

This is the time period when your little comedian just can't wait to be back at rehearsal again the following week. Sorry about that!

Can your little comedian really just not get enough improv? We aren't surprised, check out our Summer Camps!

Dates, Times and Ages

Saturdays: April 7th to June 9th.

There is no rehearsal on Saturday, May 26th which is Memorial Day weekend. 

There are 9 total rehearsals. 

There are two groups separated by age. 

From 1:00PM-3:00PM will be  ages 10-13.

From 3:00PM-5:00PM will be ages 7-9. 

Both age groups will have their rehearsals culminate in a performance at a local Chicago Theater in early June (The exact date, time and location have yet to be determined).  

 

*Questions about age? Please feel free to Contact Us.

*You don't need to have taken a Knuckleball Comedy course but some experience in improv or theater is required. 

Location

Menomonee Club - Drucker Center

1535 N. Dayton

Chicago, IL 60642

Registration

Please follow these easy steps to register:

 

Step 1: Fill out the form below.

Step 2: Read the terms and conditions

 

Step 3: Make payment using the link to the right or with a check. You do NOT need a paypal account in order use the paypal links, you can pay with a credit card through the paypal link. Checks should be made out to Knuckleball Comedy LLC and sent to 5434 S. Hyde Park Blvd

Chicago, IL 60615. 

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Cost: $225 (9 rehearsals, 1:00PM - 3:00PM)

 

*Interested but can't afford it? Contact Us. 

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 - Maeve G. 6th grader, Burley Elementary

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