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Finding The Funny Fast with Caroline Clifford
Sunday, April 30 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Most improvisers are naturally funny but get in their own way by being too reasonable and wanting to solve every problem. In this class you’ll need to leave your manners and people-pleasing at the door! (Except between exercises, please be nice to me I’m very fragile)
Let’s face it, the best improv scenes are F U N N Y. If you don’t agree then go take classes at Drama Cafe Berlin dramacafeberlin.com. See it’s not a real thing because that would be terrible. How can you make funnier choices in your scenes? How can you get belly laughs and not cheap laughs? How can you do all this while staying grounded, and not getting in your head? I’ve devised some of my favourite exercises to strengthen your funny bones, and there will be plenty of stage time.
Caroline Clifford is a stand-up comedian, writer, improviser, producer and cat-lover originally from the U.K. She now lives in Berlin, Germany. She performed her first show in 2006, and since then has performed all over the world, and has supported Josie Long, Stuart Lee, Richard Herring, Simon Amstell and many more.
Caroline is a much-loved performer of the Berlin scene, but was also tipped for success back in London having reached the finals of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny, Amused Moose and Funny Women – all national British comedy competitions.
Workshop Info & Requirements
Health & Safety Requirements
- If you are feeling unwell, please let us know and stay home!
- We recommend students wear masks unless actively performing in a scene or exercise.
- All students must read and agree to our School Policies and the above Healthy & Safety Guidelines.
- Students must be respectful to their fellow students and course instructors, and adhere to our Student & Teacher Code of Conduct and our Community Code of Conduct.
Have questions? Take a look at our FAQs
Please (pretty please) read the info below or our full FAQs before contacting us! (We’re pretty sure all your questions are answered here).
No. We keep our course and workshop costs low to allow as many students as possible to learn the art & fun of improv. To avoid unnecessary headaches involved in estimating student numbers, keep administrative costs down, and generally be fair to all students and would-be students, we do not offer refunds once a course or workshop registration has been purchased. Please keep this in mind before registering!
No. We don’t offer test classes or auditing, but we encourage prospective students to join our weekly open improv jam and to come to House team shows on Friday nights to get an idea of what we’re doing and who we are. This is a great way to meet us and current and former students, as well as join in the CCB community.
Yes but… we require students to attend at least 6 of the 8 course sessions in order to pass the course and continue taking higher level courses with us. In addition, students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes in order to pass.
The student show offered as part of most courses is not required, but we feel that participating in the show is a fun and rewarding conclusion to the course, so we highly encourage everyone to participate.
If you know you’ll miss more than 2 classes, we strongly recommend you do not register as you’ll simply not get enough out of the course and you’ll be required to retake the course in order to continue taking courses with us.
We do not offer make-up classes for missed classes. Students are added to a Google Group for their course and can message fellow students for notes about missed classes, but please keep in mind that no one is under any obligation to respond.
Sometimes. We allow course prerequisite exemptions on a case by case basis, but please keep in mind that we rarely grant exemptions. We teach a very specific style of long form that is relatively unique in Europe. We lay the foundation for that in our Intro course and we’ve found that students who have received training at other schools that focus on short form ‘impro’, status and narrative are often at a disadvantage when skipping Levels, in addition to slowing down the progress of other students.
Our courses and workshops are capped at 16 students max; some courses and workshops have a lower class size – these will be noted in the event description.