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Josh Telson

Co-Director, Instructor
Josh Telson

Josh Telson is a comedian and filmmaker living in Berlin, Germany by way of New York City. As a filmmaker he has produced, shot and directed countless short films and documentaries, including numerous sketch videos and promos.

He is a founding member of GLB and a former member of ComedySportz Berlin, two of the most popular improv groups in Berlin. He co-founded Berlin’s first Harold group/team “The Improv Amt” and co-produced one of Berlin’s most popular monthly comedy shows “Post Humor”, which ran from 2012 to 2013 and featured original sketches, video, and long form improv. As a stand up comedian, he performs regularly all over Berlin and Germany, and back in New York City whenever he can. He is a co-creator of Tatort auf Englisch and the podcast “piffle!” with his brother Noah, and has taught improv with ComedySportz and Hive Improv. As the father of two young children, he uses his improv skills on a daily basis because kids are f•cking crazy.

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Upcoming Courses & Workshops:

April 2020

Scene Work it! – Online Level 2

Mondays, March 30th - April 20th (4 Classes)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
60€
Online Improv Level 2

For folks with some experience. People interested in improving their off-the-cuff conversation skills, storytelling and ideation with a focus on clarity. For improvisers with a bit of experience looking to build up their scene work skills. This class will focus on identifying patterns and tapping into the emotional truth of a scene. Students will primarily […]

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Truth of the Scene

Tuesdays, March 10th - April 28th (8 Classes)
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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150€
Truth of the Scene

This course focuses on grounding your improv in something realistic and emotionally tangible. We explore how characters, worlds and scenes unfold when we focus on relationships and the “who”. Together with Game, Truth of the Scene is a pillar of our philosophy of comedic improv. You’ll learn how to put yourself in the mindset of […]

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Scene Work FUNdamentals – Online Level 1

Tuesdays, April 14th - May 5th (4 Classes)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
60€ 8 tickets left
Online Improv Level 1

Please note the date change! We've pushed this course back to start April 14th to allow for more sign ups. For beginners to improv with an interest in performing improv/being a comedian, improving public speaking or other professional pursuits, being more creative, or just for fun! This class will lay down the foundation of long-form […]

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Developing a Sketch Show

Saturdays, March 7th - May 2nd (8 Classes)
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Comedy Café Berlin, Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
150€
Developing a Sketch Show

Building on the foundations set in 101 - Intro to Sketch, this course focuses on the writer’s room and producing a full sketch show. During the first 4 weeks of the course, students will learn the process of pitching & brainstorming and working in a writer’s room, and will then be expected to write and […]

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