Please contact Wendy Sheridan, Education Coordinator, for guidance, 818.377.3600. ex. 111 or email.

About This Class:

  • Comedy for the Serious Actor is the tool kit and instruction manual for the actor who wants to expand his or her understanding of what comedy is and how to be successful in bringing it to life.
  • Using Improvisation, classical and modern monologues, exercises from classic repertory companies, and both historic and modern approaches, we will explore what comedy is and is not.
  • From Aristotle to the present, we will identify and isolate the building blocks of how to make great comedy: be it farce, satire, or slapstick.
  • You will be able to read any script or audition piece and know what it needs to make it work - from Shakespeare to sitcoms.
  • The class is designed for actors, directors, and writers.

Ready to find out more?

Fasten your seat belt! You will know the truth of voice over.

Enrollment Details

Class Size: 17 student maximum. Must be 17 years or older.

Cycles: 6 consecutive weeks

Tuition: $800 (prices are subject to change; call to verify)


Make-up & Refund Policy: No class make-ups or refunds for missed classes.

Location: The Actors Group • 2813 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 (map)

Materials: Will be assigned week to week.

Instructors: Stephen Tobolowsky

​Note: All classes are conducted in English.

Questions? Please Contact us!