Co-Director | Instructor
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.
Upcoming Courses & Workshops:
In this course, we introduce students to the concept of ‘the Game of the Scene’, a funny pattern that is explored and heightened to maximum effect. A core part of the North American approach to improv, Game is a pillar of our philosophy of comedic improv. Students will learn to build solid scene platforms, identify funny ideas that can be turned into patterns, heighten and explore those patterns, and get a solid foundation in core comedic improv. We emphasize a…Find out more »
Storytelling has connected us for millennia; long before the novel, the theater, or the epic, we sat around a campfire and traded stories. This workshop will guide students through the process of finding and telling their own true stories - from embarrassing moments and heartache, to crazy adventures and moments of truth, bound together with the glue of humor. Students will learn to tap into their own lives to find relatable stories and anecdotes, to shape those stories into compelling…Find out more »