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Welcome to Laugh Masters Academy
Founded by Eran Thomson in 2012, LMA is the fastest-growing improv comedy community in Australia.
With locations in Surry Hills NSW, Parramatta NSW, and N. Melbourne, VIC, LMA offers five levels of improv and sketch comedy theatre classes and produces the Australian Improv Festival.
We are currently restructuring as a not-for-profit with new leadership. Thank you for your patience and support as we prepare for LMA 2.0. Subscribe below for updates.
This whole Covid-19 situation is not funny. At all. We’ll be back in the classroom and on stage when we’re 100% sure we can keep you safe. Til then, online classes are going off!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ LMA is run with a passion for improv and life. I love the course structure and passionate teachers. I can highly recommend LMA to anyone. It’s a truly inclusive and supportive school. I feel I’ve grown as a person and I look forward to continuing my improv classes!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Signing up for LMA is one of the best decisions I’ve made. You’ll go in not knowing what to expect and leave with a growth mindset. There’s lots of opportunities to perform and be a part of the community but they aren’t pushy. It’s about what you’re comfortable with doing. It’s a great social experience and you’ll meet all walks of life.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The first few weeks get you out of your comfort zone but once you get into scenes and start creating it’s hard not to get addicted. The experience is full of self-discovery, improving your mindfulness and communication skills. There aren’t many (if any) other times in the week when you spend a full 3 hours laughing out loud. It’s fantastic!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I couldn’t recommend LMA more. The teachers are very supportive and experienced, the student shows are really fun and not by any means compulsory if people are not feeling ready to perform, and most importantly the community vibe is unmatched. If you’re trying improv out for the first time like I did, you wanna be at LMA.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ LMA is the best improvisation school I’ve ever been too. The classes are small so the teacher spends a lot of time with each student. All the students get very close and we end up like family. LMA distinguishes itself and I highly recommend you sign up. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ These classes are great fun! The things people say and do when they’re thrown into unexpected situations and have no time to think are priceless. Such an exhilarating way to live in the moment, be more in tune with other people and their feelings and become more adaptable and spontaneous.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This place reminded me what it feels like to laugh again, and then some. Needing some fun? Needing some confidence? Want to meet new people?
Check, check and check.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This class changed my life. I’ve become more open and kind. I feel safe speaking what lies in my heart, and know how to say it so that I am understood. I am forming more meaningful relationships, and now seeing vistas I never thought existed, or that I deserved.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ LMA has made learning improv interesting, safe and fun. I have had the pleasure of being taught by a variety of lovely teachers who have taught us different things along the way. I look forward to moving forward with great friends I’ve made along the way. Yay for improv and yay for LMA!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wowser – this is so much fun! Teachers are fab and bonding with classmates happens so quick. Its the favourite 3 hours of my week, giggling and phone-free.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Just wanted to thank LMA teachers for being amazing. You rock at this and your genuine excitement and encouragement keeps everyone motivated. I love how they always find something specific and positive in everyone’s scene.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ After finishing Level 1 Improv I can confidently say that results greatly exceeded all of my expectations. Those courses were supposed to improve my English fluency (it’s a second language to me), boost my confidence, and to help me successfully relate to and better understand English-speaking people. I achieved all of those goals, and much, much more.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ In-depth long form training, really good, very friendly, fun to do but serious about teaching. Recommended.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I highly recommend LMA to anyone and everyone! These skills you learn go beyond an improv comedy act that will serve you well in any career, social or relational pursuits. If you want to be successful, confident, funny, charismatic and life of the party yet, warm, understanding and supportive then LMA is the best way to do that!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I recently completed Level 1 at Laugh Masters Academy in Sydney. I have to say that this was an incredible experience. For anyone who is looking to have fun, meet some great people and learn some great skills that can be used in many areas of your life, stop everything and sign up to the next class!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I’ve learned how to let go of idea ownership and credit, and just get on with building things together with my team.