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Improv for the Standup Brain w/ Lisa Friedrich

  • The New Movement 616 Lavaca Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

Saturday, December 9 @ 12p-4p
COST: $50 (class size capped at 14)
TEACHER: Lisa Friedrich
Email for more info.

This course is for people who have been doing stand up for a while and think improv is stupid. It's for people who want to be able to audition and roll with the punches of live shows. It's for people who want to be better at hosting and people who don't think improv is stupid, have always wanted to try it, but wanted to do it with someone they know with people they know. Yes, I will be direct. Yes, you will do a warm-up or two. Yes, you will do exercises. Yes, you will do improv scenes.

Improv for the Stand-up Brain

Instructor Bio

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Lisa Friedrich has been doing improv since the age of 12. Shortly after recommitting to improv in 2009, she started doing standup as well. She has been artistic director, conservatory director and teacher in both Houston and Austin. In addition to performing standup, improv, and sketch in multiple comedy festivals, she has even co-founded and produced a few.

We begin new classes every few weeks. If this one is sold out or held at an inconvenient time, look for our next class session here.

Our improv and sketch class sessions consist of 8 weekly, 2 hour sessions, and a recital show performed in front of an audience.

New class sessions start all the time; at $225 each for improv, $250 each for sketch. Ideally, students continue in the same time slot from Level 1 onward, but if you need to switch to another time or need more info about our Level 2-Level 5 classes or internships, please contact TNM’s Conservatory Director (Nola –, ATX –

We also offer sketch writing classesteam building workshops for businesses and corporationsweek-long and weekend intensives, and kids and teen comedy classes (NOLA only).

Earlier Event: November 27
Later Event: December 11