“So much of my life is memorizing patterns. Remember this date, this formula, this rule, this social convention… I feel like my entire education is trying to squish me into a socially acceptable mould from which creativity cannot escape. Comedy Playground allows me to throw off the shackles of decorous behavior and act freely on my instincts. The improv encourages breaking the rules, letting go, daring to experiment with different perspectives. It doesn’t merely teach you how to think outside the box, but rather how to turn the box into a rocket ship and blast off into space to visit your Martian grandmother. At the same time, the stand up provides the most perfect outlet for expressing your opinions and venting your frustrations. When something bad happens, it doesn’t suck; it’s new material. Additionally, Susanna is a wonderful and experienced teacher who can coax the humor out of anyone, and Katey is equal parts ludicrous and loving. You should seriously take this class.”
~Morgan, comedy playground student of 4 years
“Comedy Playground is an outstanding program offering both Stand-up and Improvisational comedy instruction taught by amazing, professional teachers who give 100% of themselves to the teens.
My daughter started with Comedy Playground when she was 13. She is 16 now and it has become a big part of her life. Comedy Playground provides a supportive environment to learn Stand-up, and it has given her confidence speaking in front of a large group, and this has translated into top grades for presentations at school. The improvisation portion of the class has trained her to think on her feet and work well in a group. My husband and I feel these are invaluable skills that will serve her well for whatever profession she ultimately chooses. She has also had the opportunity to perform at various charity events, and she takes real pride in being a part of something larger than herself.”
– Jodi, Santa Monica, Mother