Saturday 17 June 11am-2pm £30
No, “creative pulling” isn’t just what happens when you don’t want to go home alone on a Saturday night… It’s being able to consistently explore every way to use a premise from a monologue or an opening. Learn creative methods to finds premises in the moments before, aftermaths, analogous situations, and more! Learn how to distill what you enjoy into a premise and stop getting stuck wondering “how” to initiate that scene.
Sunday 18 June 11am-2pm £30
Learn to trust in the basic building blocks of improv, your scene partner and, most importantly, yourself, as you gain confidence in playing patiently. Find the balance between playing too fast and loose, and playing too slow or overly-realistic. With a focus on listening, checking in, and using what you already know, this workshop will help you improvise in a grounded, patient way, while still finding the fun. Learn how to stop worrying about what’s going to happen next, and start getting comfortable in your own comedic skin.
Josh Covitt has been studying and performing at the UCB theatre since 2006 and currently performs every Tuesday night with Outside Dog in “Outside Dog Gets One Star”.
He’s so proud to call UCB his home-stage and is pleased as punch every time he gets to perform there. Other UCB credits include: The Ruckus (Harold Team), Kirkland’s Signature (Maude Team), The Attack!, Shovitt, Hubble Telescope, Sketch Cram, Under the Influence, Tricia & Johanna’s Lady Parts, Quick and Funny Musicals, Glum!, Dirtiest Sketch in LA, and The UCB Variety Hour.
In 2010 Josh was a performer in IO West’s “The Ultimate X-ecution: The Search for LA’s Best Improviser.” Josh was voted the winner of the competition after 16 weeks, becoming the third UCB performer to win it after Heather Anne Campbell and Dave Theune.
Josh also co-founded the sketch group, The Attack!, who’s videos have been featured on the front pages of YouTube, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, UCBComedy, Funny or Die, Crackle and Break. His work in viral comedy videos has amassed over 150 million views collectively, including the hits “Talk to Kids PSA,” “Clumsy Best Man Ruins Wedding,” “Undercover Karaoke With Jewel,” and “Ryan Gosling Stole My Best Friend.”
Outside of sketch comedy and improv Josh has appeared in dozens of commercials, many of which where he plays a dumb husband or boyfriend. Although he did once play a heroic FedEx delivery guy who was stuck in an action movie… but he’s usually a dumb husband.