The biggest opportunity you are missing is the one to get to know yourself. After surveying the students of Sick Puppies Comedy, we’ve realized that very few students are taking our classes to become actors or comedians. In fact, here are the 5 reasons why improv isn’t just for actors and comedians. Join a class. We have two options beginning on Thursday. Start saying “yes” to yourself.
#5 You don’t trust your own brain. – How often do you find yourself doubting the thoughts in your head? Maybe you feel like it’s offensive or inappropriate or boring! The fact of the matter is that you don’t trust yourself. In our first level of improv we teach you that everything in your head is just fine. It’s perfect, in fact. Imagine if you could train yourself to have the right thought at the right time and give yourself permission to say exactly what you’re thinking.
#4 You often realize the perfect thing to say too late. – You’re in a meeting at work. The boss is asking for solutions. You’re called on and you know that you’ve got something to add, but you run a blank. 5 minutes after the meeting has adjourned the idea re-appears. Improv Classes will teach you how to make that idea appear at the right time and help you understand why.
#3 You get anxious in front of crowds or new people – The secret to improv is forgetting the crowd exists while focusing on the scene. Over time, you learn how to engage an audience because you have the tools to understand exactly what to say and when to say it.
#2 You’re bored. – When was the last time you did something exciting? Stop looking for external resources to excite you. Movies and bars are fun. They really are. The fun stops when you leave. Improv is not only fun and engaging when you’re in class, but the skills you receive make the rest of your life more rewarding and fulfilling.
#1 You’ve been craving an outlet for creativity. – You feel it. There’s something more you are waiting to do. Maybe there is something you want to accomplish. Are you a writer, artist, dancer, singer or thinker? Not sure but want to find out? Improv is such a low barrier of entry to discover exactly who you are and what you’re capable of. Don’t be afraid. Join!
Oh, and we guarantee you’ll love it. If you sign up, take class the first night and realize this isn’t for you, we’re happy to give you your money back.