We Are Never Harsh at LMA!
We Are Never Harsh at LMA! At LMA we pride ourselves on our friendly and genuine stye of teaching improv and strongly believe that learning it should be tons of fun, so we we're a little bit surprised (and sad) to learn that so many people have received "Harsh Improv Notes" at other schools. It [...]
Hey Fools! FREE Bi-Weekly Workouts Start April 1
Hey Fools! FREE Bi-Weekly Workouts Start April 1 LMA Bi-Weekly (fortnightly) Workouts begin in Sydney on April Fools Day at our new partner venue, The Local Taphouse. Weekly Workouts are a great way to keep those improv skills active in-between Workshops, best of all they're free to all LMA Alumni and friends with prior improv [...]
Dear Actors, Sorry…
Dear Actors, Sorry... Dear Actors, We know you've been burned. We know there's lots of cowboy outfits out there teaching all sorts of "improv" classes, and from what we've been told, chances are you didn't quite get what you'd hoped for from your last one. Maybe you took a class led by someone who attended one or two [...]
Billy Connolly: 3 Ways Improv Can Improve Your Career
Billy Connolly: 3 Ways Improv Can Improve Your Career Read all about it over at Fast Company, then come back here to book a corporate training day for your team at work. And in the spirit of LMA bringing top talent from overseas down under, please enjoy this old gem below.
Liam Neeson Does Improv All Wrong
Liam Neeson Does Improv All Wrong Search for: Recent Posts When Will In-Person Classes Resume? Thursday Nights: All in and All out State of Play 2019 You Shaved My Legs! Eight Weeks with Laugh Masters Academy Review: Summer Improv Intensive at the Annoyance Theatre Recent CommentsWhat is improv comedy & theatre? - The Australian Improv [...]
Michaela Watkins & Jim Rash Talk Groundlings
Michaela Watkins & Jim Rash Talk Groundlings Check out this great interview from one of our favourite PodCasts, KCRW's "The Business." Skip to the 19:20 mark to hear Groundlings alumni Jim Rash (Oscar winning writer of George Clooney’s The Descendants, Dean Pelton on Community) and Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife, SNL) talk about the 40 year history of [...]
Special Guest Instructor: Rob Belushi
Special Guest Instructor: Rob Belushi LMA is super stoked to have Rob on the roster and we can't wait to get him down under to run some world-class workshops. In the meantime, you'll have to settle for these low quality, but high value interviews we did over Skype. Robert Belushi was born in Chicago, where [...]
Musical Improv: A Chat with Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party
Musical Improv: A Chat with Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party Robot Teammate and The Accidental Party is a musical improv comedy troupe based in Los Angeles, CA, which creates spontaneous narrative musicals based solely on an audience suggestion of a Title. The team recently completed a World Record-setting 86-week cage match run in the Cherry Crush [...]
In Business, You’re Only as Good as your Ensemble
In Business, You’re Only as Good as your Ensemble Improv Comedy Training is Seriously Good for Business If you’ve ever been to an Improv Comedy show, than you already know the best laughs come when all the players are observing, listening, communicating and acting consciously. The Pros know how to stay present and work towards [...]
Staying Present and Aware
Search for: Recent Posts When Will In-Person Classes Resume? Thursday Nights: All in and All out State of Play 2019 You Shaved My Legs! Eight Weeks with Laugh Masters Academy Review: Summer Improv Intensive at the Annoyance Theatre Recent CommentsWhat is improv comedy & theatre? - The Australian Improv Comedy Festival on What is Improv?- [...]
How to Run a Company Improv Exercise
How to Run a Company Improv Exercise Search for: Recent Posts When Will In-Person Classes Resume? Thursday Nights: All in and All out State of Play 2019 You Shaved My Legs! Eight Weeks with Laugh Masters Academy Review: Summer Improv Intensive at the Annoyance Theatre Recent CommentsWhat is improv comedy & theatre? - The Australian [...]
Improv Comic Turned Zombie Writer/Producer
Improv Comic Turned Zombie Writer/Producer Here at Laugh-Masters Academy we're big believers in the power of improv to help get where you want to go in life. And the world is full of success stories that prove it. And now that list of stories includes one about becoming a zombie. Read this great article by [...]
Get the Laughs, but Follow the Rules
Get the Laughs, but Follow the Rules One of our partner Improv schools, Upright Citizens Brigade, just published a new book about how to "do" Improv and it looks great, but we still think you should take a Workshop. Check out the link for a great article in the New York Times.
Don’t Be Like Mike
Don't Be Like Mike Michael Bay Needs to Work on his Improv Skills In case you missed it, superstar film director, Michael Bay, choked big time whilst on stage touting Samsung TV's at CES. This is a classic situation where having even the tiniest amount of Improv Training would have saved his arse. Instead he [...]
WestSide Comedy in the House!
WestSide Comedy in the House! LMA is very pleased to announce our new partnership with the WestSide Comedy Theater in Los Angeles. We ran some fantastic Workshops recently with Colin Sweeney and have more on the way. In their own words they "own comedy West of the 405" and we look forward to bringing more of [...]
Guest Instructor: Greg Tindale
Guest Instructor: Greg Tindale Laugh-Masters Academy Welcomes Greg Tindale! We are very pleased to announce Greg has come on side to lead our June Improv Weekend Workshops while in Sydney. Limited tickets are on sale now. Can't come in June? Pre-Register to score Early Bird Discounts next time, and Like and Follow Laugh-Masters Academy to be first to know about upcoming Workshops and [...]