The Laughing Academy Long Form 1-Day Workshop with Jimmy Carrane (includes evening performance opportunity)

Long Form 1-Day Workshop with Jimmy Carrane (includes evening performance opportunity)


The Laughing Academy

The Laughing Academy Long Form 1-Day Workshop with Jimmy Carrane (includes evening performance opportunity)



Sun, Jun 5, 2022

1 class

2:00pm - 7:00pm CDT


3230 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025


14 students

Class Experience


Before you can be funny you have to be real. In this intensive one-day workshop you'll learn the basic principals of The Art of Slow Comedy, which make long-form improvisation as easy as having a conversation!

  • Get tools to help you build solid improv scenes 
  • Take the pressure off of being "funny "
  • Have an emotional life on stage 
  • React honestly to your partner 
  • Tap into your life experiences 
  • Learn scenic long form 


After the 3-hour workshop, students will take their tools live for an invited-audience performance on The Laughing Academy stage.  Jimmy will watch the performance and meet with the class/cast afterwards for a brief note session to help amplify the lessons gained in the workshop.

The best way to learn is by doing, and the right time to leap is always NOW!


Lauded comedian, author, actor, and trainer Jimmy Carrane is excited to guide a new generation of performers through the art of improvisation. Jimmy began his career at The Second City and IO, is an original member of The Annoyance Theater, and was a cast member of Jazz Freddy, Carl and the Passions, and iO's legendary troupe, Armando. 

With his co-star Stephanie Weir, Jimmy created “Naked,” one of the first 2-person improv shows, and also wrote and performed his own hit one-man shows “I Am 27, I Still Live at Home and Sell Office Supplies,” and “Living in Dwarf’s House.” 

In addition to improv, Jimmy was the longtime host of NPR radio's "Studio 312," interviewing everyone from Conan O’Brian to Cindy Crawford, and currently hosts the "Improv Nerd" podcast on Starburn Audio.

His books include "Improv Therapy" and "Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser" with co-author Liz Allen, and his performance resume includes the film and TV credits Public Enemies, The Playboy Club, Natural Born Killers, The Untouchables, ER, Early Edition and a (metric) ton of independent films.

Jimmy teaches his award-winning Art of Slow Comedy classes and workshops across the country, and leads corporate improv workshops, bringing the art of improv to the workplace.


We are so excited to have you join us for this special workshop!

We have ample free parking on the EAST side of our building, between the Family Video and Luxilon Furniture stores. Please DO NOT park in the Jiffy Lube lot, they will tow.

Sample Class Format

  • Workshop from 2-5.
  • 30 minute break
  • 5:30 tech for show
  • 6pm show (run time, approx 60 minutes)
  • Notes from Jimmy at the end of the show

What To Bring

  • You may wish to bring a water bottle and something to eat during our break.

The Laughing Academy Location

The Laughing Academy

3230 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025