Improv Comedy Workshop, Open-to-All, at Krackpots Comedy Club
Improv Comedy Workshop, Open-to-All, at Krackpots Comedy Club Saturday afternoon, October 29Comedian, Shawn Wickens teaches Improv Comedy Basics for Brave Introverts and Extroverts [Massillon, OH – October 24, 2022] — Aspiring comedic performers can sign-up for an all-skill levels welcome Improvisation Workshop, this Saturday, October 29th from 4pm to 6pm. The two hour class is presented at Krackpots Comedy Club, 14 Lincoln Way West Massillon, OH 44647. Interested parties can reserve their spot by calling 330-809-0360 or paying $20 in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-workshop-with-ny-comedian-shawn-wickens-tickets-431782542207 The prospect of writing an original joke can be a daunting task — one that appears insurmountable to those just starting their comedic journey. Improvisational comedy is a great tool for any hungry performer, no matter how far they are along their comedy journey. As anxiety inducing is to be on stage, trying to recollect a pre-written set, making up material on the spot is a whole different matter. But improvisation has a slight edge over stand-up comedy for those with any level of stage fright — the strength of collaboration. Jokes can be magic. Seeing a group of people on stage all stumbling through a performance together, making it up on the spot and making it work is a unique kind of spectacle. Improv Comedy Basics: For Brave Introverts and Extroverts taught by Shawn Wickens, aims to empower students of comedy with some insight, knowledge, wisdom and a little stage experience. Comedian Shawn Wickens is a Cleveland, Ohio native and New York City resident. He has performed improvisation for close to 15 years. As an instructor, he has taught improvisation at festivals, corporate workshops, theaters and schools around the country. As he evolved into a stand-up comedian, he capitalized on strengths, skills and experience that he developed while performing with others, into the confidence to become a solo performer. “I don’t know if I would have been brave enough to try stand-up comedy, had I not already felt confident about getting up on stage and improvising,” shares Wickens. After some quick advice, words of encouragement and guided instruction, participants can expect to walk away from this 2-hour workshop gaining some practical stage practice. “All comedy is a challenge. The better improvisors can collaborate together, the more they are rewarded with laughter from the audience” he continues. “Stand-up is similar in that there exists an unspoken collaboration between the performer and the audience. Ultimately it’s an agreement that we’re all here for a good time and to enjoy the moment.” Back by popular demand, Wickens previously brought this workshop to a sold-out group of Krackpots students this past May. “It’s a great, low-impact way to get up on the Krackpots stage,” raves the comedy instructor. “Chris Ketler and the Krackpots family consistently host some wild and fun comedy nights. If you’ve yet to come for a show, I say make a day of it. Try out the class then stick around for some world class stand-up. More about Krackpots Comedy Club: Krackpots Comedy Club brings nationally touring comedians to North East Ohio. All shows are in a theater setting with professional sound and lights, a professional emcee, and are very reasonably priced. Krackpots offers a full food menu and a full bar with table service provided but there’s never a minimum food or drink requirement. Their shows are in an environment that is safe, clean, and comfortable. You’ll find our tables lit candles and attentive servers to meet your needs. More about Shawn Wickens: Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Wickens moved to New York City in 2004 with zero performance experience. After taking improv classes at UCB, The PIT and Magnet Theater, he became a founding member of Junior Varsity, one of the Magnet’s premiere and longest running-ensembles. Wickens has performed stand-up at various clubs around New York, as well as on the road in many major cities along the East Coast, Midwest and South. His shows have been official selections of Rochester Fringe Festival, Providence Fringe, Scranton Fringe, Louisville Fringe, York Fringe, Charm City Fringe, Ludlow Fringe, Ithaca Comedy, 2nd Best Comedy, and Very Normal Festival. And he says it’s “totally not a joke,” but he recently self-published the very first edition of the Time Machine Blueprints, available on Amazon.