Archive for May, 2011


2011 Summer Comedy Camp Now Enrolling!

The National Comedy Theatre is gearing up for its fourth annual Summer Comedy Camp, where we give our students the opportunity to explore the worlds of improv and sketch writing. Much like NCT’s professional team, our group of students will quickly form an ensemble of performers, working together to develop their skills and, ultimately, build a quality performance that friends and family will be invited to attend at our state of the art off-Broadway theater in midtown Manhattan.

Our camp runs July 18th-29th; Monday through Friday, running for a total of two weeks. Students will have the option of studying either improv or sketch writing; or taking both classes. In the end, our goal is to give our students the skills they need to go on creating comedy long after our camp ends…and, of course, to have a blast in the process.

Improvisation: Monday-Friday, 10AM – 12:30PM
Learn improvisation with the world famous National Comedy Theatre. Our workshops feature fundamentals of stagework and improvisational comedy, character and scene development, self-confidence, living “in the moment,” and the experience of planning and putting on a full performance open to family and friends.

Sketch Comedy: Monday – Friday, 1 PM – 3:30 PM
“What is funny, and why?” is where we begin in the sketch writing class. Through scene study and improvisation, our students will begin to answer that question and write/develop their own scenes focusing on structure, character, and timing. Our second week focuses on our final performance – writing, rewriting, and rehearsing our scenes in preparation for our invited show: a structure very similar to professional sketch comedy shows like SNL.

Improv – $350
Sketch Comedy – $350
Both courses – $600 (save $100!)

Click here to download an application!


Audience volunteers 5/6 & 5/7

April showers bring May flowers, and also another weekend of spectacular shows here at NCT.  Enjoy some audience participation shots…

Phil Grove seemed to have a lot of aliases…but he and his group were good sports for “Dinner at Joe’s”

Damien likes to work out a lot.  He helped the team with “Audience Sound Effects”.

Ms. Bethune told us all about her students during “Dinner at Joe’s”

Yes…sometimes you get to touch the actors.  But not too much.


Audience volunteers for April 29th & 30th

Another weekend of fantastic shows here at NCT, and here’s the photographic evidence!

Peter was great fun participating in “Animatronic Jamboree”…

Chris joined us for a hilarious “American Idol Recap”…

…and Justine told us all about her family for “Dinner at Joe’s”.