LAUGH-MASTERS ACADEMY (LMA) is Australia’s first and only “Chicago Style” Improv & Sketch Comedy School to offer Classes and Corporate Training Programs in Sydney and Melbourne. We improve creative thinking, problem solving, idea generation, teamwork, communication skills and self-confidence – and it’s all addictive, hilarious fun.
LMA Teachers have the highest pedigree and come with experience from training centres in Hollywood – and Chicago, the official birthplace of Improv and Sketch comedy. They bring wide ranging philosophies from schools such as The Second City, Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, i.O. (Improv Olympic), The Annoyance, and WestSide Comedy Theater. If you’re not familiar with these schools, you’re all but guaranteed to know some of their graduates and performers including:
Jack Black, Jimmy Fallon, Will Farrell, Aziz Ansari, Fred Armisen, Tina Fey, Zach Galifianakis, Jordan Peele, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswald, Kristen Wiig, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Chris Farley, Adam McKay, Lily Tomlin, David Spade, Robin Williams, Adam Sandler and Jerry Seinfeld to name a few.
It’s not just for funny people
But just because all the people in that list are hilarious, doesn’t mean Improv is just for Actors and “funny people.” It’s beneficial for everyone – and our classes will absolutely help improve your creative thinking, problem solving, idea generation, innovation, mindfulness, teamwork, communication skills, and self-confidence, all in a comfortable environment that’s loads of fun.
We keep our class sizes small – usually under 15 people – so you get the individual instruction and attention you deserve. Not only that, but at LMA you’ll get to take classes and perform at real theatres like The Belvoir St. Theatre in Surry Hills, The Factory Theatre in Marrickville, and The Voltaire Theatre in North Melbourne.
And hey, if you are interested in a career in comedy, whether it be as a Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, or Performer, remember that almost all the people you love to watch on TV and in films started off in a Long Form Improv class.
Learn more about our Improv Classes, Sketch Comedy Writing and Performance Classes, Upcoming Workshops and our Corporate Training Programs – or watch what some of our Students have to say about their training at LMA.