Date: Monday, August 14th & Friday, August 18th 2017
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
*limited to 16 students per class
Ages 13 and up
The 2 Week Comedy Class with Jodi Collins is designed for actors who would like to hone their on-camera comedy techniques. Over two weeks, Jodi will work with actors on refining and perfecting the techniques required for Comedy Roles.
Each actor will work on camera with Jodi and have their work emailed to them for review.
Week 1: Scripted Comedy Sides
Actors explore ways to prepare a scene that will help them make specific choices while also keeping them flexible for adjustments. In addition, how to specifically approach Scripted Comedy Sides for auditions will be addressed.
Week 2: "Talking head" sides ala vh1, mtv, entertainment & pop culture shows (using improvisation as well)
Actors explore improvisation and working by themselves as opposed to scene work to enable them to stand out.
Sides Policy - AGR NY
A link to sides to prepare for this intensive will be included in your booking confirmation email. Please pick sides that are as close to your type as possible.
Absolutely no monologues or scenes from plays will be allowed.
You will be required to either perform your own 2-minute "talking head" piece with a comedic spin on a pop culture or general topic you are familiar with OR grab an actual piece from one of the talking head segments on VH1, Daily Show, etc. and give their own spin on the segment's subject.
Wait List Policy
If a class is sold out, you can sign up for a spot on the wait list.
If a spot opens, the wait list is notified via email and the spot is sold on a first come, first served basis.
If you do not get the spot, you do not need to rejoin the wait list.
We do not offer refunds, but we do offer credit. Cancellations must be made 7 days or more in advance of a class, event, or intensive in order to receive a credit. You can cancel the class online in our booking system or via email.
Unless otherwise noted, if you cancel within 7 days of the class, event, or intensive due to sickness or industry related work, we require a doctor's note or proof of work in order to issue a credit. Please note: You will not be able to schedule a make up date if you miss one week of a multi week class! Please only register if you can make all of the class dates.
Cancellations within 24 business hours of the class, event, or intensive and/or no-shows will NOT be credited under any circumstance. For example, if your class is on Sunday, you must cancel before the end of business on Friday.
Our Classes/Events are NOT job interviews, auditions or employment opportunities. The presence of an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment. The Actor's Green Room does not attempt to procure or promise employment, we are strictly an educational experience.
Jodi is a casting director, producer, talent manager and creative consultant with over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry currently working on 50 CENTRAL. Jodi’s boutique company JLC Entertainment Group, with partner Jodi Lieberman, develops talent; hyphenates: actor l writer l creators developing their content for all areas of media. Jodi traditionally sees ideas for talent & media that crosses platforms, and often times uses assorted technology for trend-setting storytelling. This trusted sensibility also cross-pollinates and marries untypical talent with projects that enrich story with imaginative choices.
New talent who Jodi unearths, provides fresh and interesting perspectives discovered within the worlds of alternative talent, musicians, and writers. Network executives and their development departments continue to call upon Jodi to consult for them, scouting new under-the-radar comedy talent. Jodi has been a Comedy Central #1 “go to” casting director and a favorite of WME Entertainment, CAA, & ICM called upon to unearth & refer quality new talent.
Jodi Collins’ casting business is well known for casting a wide and diverse range of digital, television, film, and theatrical projects with an emphasis on comedy and dramedy. She is hired to achieve smart visual & tonal work for critically acclaimed mainstream consumption.
As a producer, manager and content collaborator Jodi brings an outside the box perspective to network and studio assignments. Her work attracts mainstream projects that speak to her “downtown” cutting-edge aesthetic while matching a fit with commercial viability. Sought after is Jodi’s strong ability to interpret this, her taste level and her particular “flavor.” Along with that comes her instinctive eye for finding story and colorful character at the outset.
Spotting trends and talent early on Jodi championed many performing artists and show runners at the early stages of their careers:
KATE MCKINNON (found at an open call)
AASIF MANDVI (found for The Daily Show)
JEFFREY ROSE (when his last name was Lifshulz!)
Jodi has cast television projects and consulted for NBCU, CBS, ABC, SONY, FOX Broadcast, HBO, Comedy Central, Lifetime, Discovery, FX, E!, LOGO, IFC, ADULT SWIM, DISNEY (among others).
Jodi’s work has appeared in New York’s most prestigious theatre companies; Drama Department, Naked Angels, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Rattlestick Theatre.
Jodi’s work in film include early collaborations with Owen Burke of Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions, producers Paul Young & Peter Principato l Principato Young, and up-and-comers like AD Miles and Derrick Comedy.