“Don’t Fear Your Funny” Testimonial by Jason Milversted Fear is a strange thing. It can prevent us from doing all sorts of things, which may otherwise come easy. Whether it be fear of failure, fear of success and what that entails, or even just plain old fear of public speaking, overcoming fear can feel almost […]
Teens & Preteens Ages 10-19! – Start the new year with Laughter! Combo Comedy with ending show enrolling now! Ages 10-19! JAN 26-MARCH 15 session! Details on our Combo Class page. Grab spot asap!
See Comedy Playground’s Susanna Spies featured in Voyage LA Magazine’s LA’s Inspiring Stories! http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-susanna-spies-comedy-playground-hollywood/
Catch these awesome CP Comics Sunday, June 2 4p at The Improv! Get your tix now! Enter Promo Code: CPP for $3 off! ALL ages welcome! Family fun! Start the summer LAUGHING with Comedy Playground awesome teen and pre-teen comics!https://www.ticketweb.com/event/comedy-playground-hollywood-improv-the-main-room-tickets/9382185?pl=hollyimprov
If you are a student with Inspire Charter, Comedy Playground is a vendor with Inspire! Please contact your home school teacher for how to sign up via Inspire, and contact Comedy Playground for all class cost and session information! 🙂
Like to laugh? Make others laugh? Wanna start the school year laughing? Join us for a COMBO Comedy Playground youth session of Improv and Stand up for our Fall Funnies: Sundays 10am-1pm September 8 – October 27 Improv, Stand up and a whole lotta’ funnies! Discounts if you register now, early bird specials! 🙂 For […]
Summer is right around the corner! We have some super fun opportunities for on site sessions coming your way! Interested in a comedy camp? Idea for a birthday party? How to develop your very own routine? Comedy Playground is coming to you! Please email email@example.com for info on how to book your fun-time summer time […]
Hands in the air with huge congrats to our comics in “Trick, Treat, or Laugh!” Thanks to all for coming!
Sunday, October 29th at 5pm featuring our amazing Comedy Playground current comic participants and Comedy Playground grad guests! Tix into will be posted avail on line as well as the box office day of! Check back, but SAVE THE DATE!! 🙂
We are so excited to share our current Spring youth Comedy Playground Combo class culmination! See our amazing CP Comics & Friends in “Comedy Blossoms!” May 20th at The Improv in Hollywood! Amazing Teen & Pre-teen talent! Pre-sales tickets available at: http://hollywood.improv.com Tickets $13/2 item in show room. Promo code: CPP gets you $3.00 off door entrance […]
In a hurry? Feel like there are never enough moments in the day? Here are some humor tips and more on how to chillax, laugh, and how conquer the wrath of the honking dragons. Written by Comedy Playground Founder, Susanna Spies. Enjoy, and feel free to pass along! Susanna is a monthly mentor contributing writer […]
What an amazing show we had, and thank you to all that came to the packed house! Stay tuned for more funnies coming up and HUGE congrats to our comics; Wyatt McClure, Walker Satterwhite, John LevisFitzgerald, Adrian Alvarez, Dylan Owens, Allison Nordahl, Dhruva Nair and William Banner!
Check out the December issue written by our Founder Susanna Spies, who is a Monthly Mentor and Writer for The Teen Mentor! https://theteenmentor.com/2017/12/14/drop-holiday-calories-by-losing-the-weight-of-excuses-by-susanna-spies/
See some of our incredible performers talk about comedy, fun, funnies, and more! Special thanks to: Walker, Drew, Hannah, and all our CP dynamos as well as the incredible Darrin Bush for his videography and editing mastermind!
Be sure to check out the monthly articles with tips, how to’s and more from Comedy Playground’s Susanna Spies! Below is the article that encompasses 5 steps on finding humor and shifting your perspective. https://theteenmentor.com/2017/02/15/what-you-see-is-not-always-what-you-get-by-susanna-spies/ More info can be found at: http://www.theteenmentor.com
SPRING INTO LAUGHTER! CURRENTLY ENROLLING TEENS/PRE-TEENS – SAVE YOUR SPOT! Comedy Playground Classes – NEW LOCATION! We are thrilled to announce our new location for our Spring term at the BEAUTIFUL ANC ENTERTAINMENT CAMPUS: 611 South Glenwood Place, Burbank CA 91506. Close to shops, theaters, tons of restaurants, Disney, Warner Brothers and more! Please see […]
Be sure to see the new article within the Monthly Mentor segment of The Teen Mentor! Published today: “Rising Up with HA’s!” is the featured article talking about the new year, and how to bring in some funnies in places you’d least suspect by Comedy Playground’s, Susanna Spies! Rising up with HA’s – Published today, […]
Check it out! Founder, Susanna Spies is super honored to be part of a Monthly Mentor series within The Teen Mentor http://www.theteenmentor.com providing amazing opportunities, thoughts, and experiences for teens. Alongside a list of amazing authors, speakers, teachers, facilitators and artists, Spies will provide a monthly published article of personal anecdotes and how to’s tools […]
We had such a blast with the amazing Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart and the seniors at Hollenbeck for Have a Hart Day! Check out the video now up!
Happy New Year! Our Winter Combo Session is underway! We will look forward in celebrating our amazing Comedians and YOU on Sunday, Feb 19th 4pm at The World Famous Hollywood Improv! This will be an afternoon of NON STOP funnies featuring our CP current class comedians performing Improvisation, Stand up, and will also welcome CP […]
Comedy Playground Founder & President Susanna Spies was honored to be a presenter at the World Muse Conference in Bend, Oregon! Amongst some of the most amazing innovators, leaders, educators, and executives who shared, inspired, and united together towards positive change! http://musemagazine.org/?p=2815
Join us for a super fun-filled 8 weeks this Fall! Before we know it, summer will dash by,and what a better way to start off the school year, than to continue with the fun and laughs! FALL SESSION: Improvisation AND Stand Up WITH ending show at The world famous Hollywood Improv! Dates: Sundays classes: 10am-1pm […]
We are very excited to announce The Humor Activist (HA!) a Division of Comedy Playground, providing corporate connectivity, speech writing, public speaking, and team building programs. So, whether you are shy and dreading how to give that wedding toast, present at your company’s annual retreat, or clink your glass to honor a recent graduate, HA! programs can help […]
http://losangelesca.losangelesca.awardsystem.org/PressReleaseub.aspx?cc=DEL-ZR96-8H77 Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comedy Playground Receives 2015 Los Angeles Award Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement LOS ANGELES March 11, 2015 — Comedy Playground has been selected for the 2015 Los Angeles Award in the Innovative Education / Comedy Programs category by the Los Angeles Award Program. Each year, the Los […]
Here are some more words from students themselves who have learned stand up with Instructor/Owner of Comedy Playground: Susanna Spies “I had always had an interest in doing Stand-Up. But it wasn’t until I met Susanna that I got the confidence and the skills to get up on stage and make a room full of […]
We are in full bloom with a stellar Comedy Playground Combo class, and can’t wait to share the funnies at the WORLD FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD IMPROV Sunday, March 1 4pm!! Join a cast of HILARIOUS Comedy Playground comics and improvisors with SPECIAL GUESTS!!! You never know who may pop in!!! Just sayin’! 🙂
Over the summer, I was honored to go to the incredible International Camp: Seeds of Peace, in Otisfield Maine. There, nestled in the deep beautiful pines and amidst crystal blue waters, blanketed by delicious Maine air, were over 100 brave, strong, vibrant students from: Afghanistan, Israel, Egypt, Palestine, India, Pakistan, Jordan, UK, US and more. Upon […]
Hi friends! Many of you have asked how the trip has been going, and there are so few words to even know how to find to describe this incredibly profound experience at Seeds of Peace! I had the honor of teaching comedy programs for youth from: Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, UK, and the […]
Comedy Playground President and Founder Susanna Spies, will be going to Seeds of Peace to provide programs for international campers. Programs will be provided with the mission to bridge relationships, build communication, and find a means to embrace through the one UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE known by all: laughter. Peace and love to all. May peace prevail! […]
Comedy Playground is currently enrolling for WINTER COMEDY COMBO sessions! Limited spots!! WINTER Dates: October 26 – December 7th! Ending show at the world famous Hollywood Improv! This combo class incorporates BOTH Improv AND Stand up, all culminating into a live show to share with friends, family on the wold famous stage! Class location: Working […]
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Start the school year with laughter and smiles! Comedy Playground is currently open for registration for FALL and WINTER sessions! Comedy Playground is currently open to enroll for our COMBO CLASS filled with comedy fun! Stand up, Improv all ending in a LIVE SHOW at the world famous Hollywood Improv!: FALL SEMESTER: September 7 – […]
Ever dream of sharing the stage with one of your favorite comedians? Have you seen a live show where you have wondered what it must feel like to be on a stage and doing stand up? Well, here’s your chance! Comedy Playground has had the pleasure having several name comics guest appear on shows, come […]
Come and learn stand up comedy and improvisation in our Combo class and start the new year laughing! This 6 week class will meet on Sundays from 11am-2pm, and will culminate into a live performance at the Hollywood Improv on June 1st at 5pm! Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about how to register, location class […]
The job of “Comedian” has been around for a lot longer than the term “Comedian” has even existed. We see in countless literary examples, from Greek Classics to Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, there exists an irreplaceable Jester, or “Fool” character, who is often smarter than the Aristocracy that he (or she) works for. The Fool, […]
Hello all! As you may know, Comedy Playground has been in operation for twelve years, working tirelessly to promote stand up comedy, improv, and the art of comedy performance among youth and families. A lot of Comedy Playground regulars and alumni have spent many years working with Susanna, and, as those of us who have […]
Improv… “How do you do that?” “I would never know what to say!” “It just makes me so nervous…” are some of the usual comments I hear when I tell people that I have been doing improv competitively and at comedy clubs since I was a teenager. I’ll usually respond with, you don’t need to […]
Hello fellow comedians, comedy enthusiasts, comedy playground alumni and to anyone else who happens to stumble upon this blog! My name is Andrew Walker, and I am the new media intern for Comedy Playground. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you, in the hopes that we can connect in […]
Summer’s over soon, start the fall laughing with Comedy Playground teen comedy at the Improv! Currently enrolling combo classes both stand up and improv at the world-famous Hollywood Improv. Promotional discount offered by August 30, 2013. Please email email@example.com. Fall classes Sundays 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Improvisation AND Stand up September 8, 2013 – October […]
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I was a student in some of the first Comedy Playground classes and now I’m thrilled to be a teaching assistant/intern and help out whenever possible (Teenagers aren’t normally the most open or expressive people and it’s so gratifying to watch/help them realize they’re free to express their opinions and feelings and learn turn those […]
[image][/image] Comedy Playground has been featured in the Education Impact Report by Variety. View article here: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118001717?refCatId=3584
“I have been a part of comedy playground for 5 years now, and I can honestly say that this program has helped me to find my voice in stand up comedy and improv more than anything else has in those 5 years. Susanna and Kate are both amazing teachers who have a comprehensive understanding of […]
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“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 […]
“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 […]
“I am so grateful for Susanna Spies and the Comedy Playground. As tragic as the trauma of Hurricane Katrina was, your program was a big part of the healing process for all of us. Seeing the first comedy showcase Binkki performed in after taking your workshop, creating material, and performing it brought joy and tears […]
“We love you and feel josh is so lucky to have you as a teacher. Josh has grown so much from your workshops. We think the experience you provide is . . . how does the commercial go? hamburgers, $10 cheesebrugers, $5 susanna’s workshop… priceless.” – Father, son age 16
“Kudos to you for the important work you do.” – Suzan, Editor Larchmont Chronicle
“I can’t think of anything in any of the performing arts that is braver than standing up there alone and doing comedy,as yourself. Thanks again for providing a place for josh to learn all this,for what you’ve given josh personally, and for what you’ve give all the kids. We are very appreciative, and we know […]
“Thank you again for everything and your continued support. Thanks also for being you, we love you dearly and I am grateful for the laughter, confidence joy and support you have given. He is really blessed to have someone so special to draw inspiration from.” Mother, son age 15
“Comedy Playground has provided a secure, fun, and challenging environment for our daughter to develop her talent as a stand-up comic and to learn the technical aspects of comedy and improvisational performance. We have watched her, over the course of several shows, grow from a shy introverted teen to an ambitious, confident and excited go […]
“This is such a wonderful opportunity and great experience for kids, Susanna is incredible and my kids (daughter 13, and son 11), have had so much fun, have learned an incredible amount and how opened up avenues they never would have dreamed of. My son was shy, but now has really opened up. It has […]
“Thank you for your efforts with the children in the California community. Your program and “you” in particular have improved their pre-teen and teen, self-esteem, their confidence, speaking ability and their interest in the arts! Your program has unleashed their connection with their inner feelings and made them more aware or others irregardless of age! […]
“I watched your showcase while digitizing into my system. I’m extremely impressed. You are doing such a service to those kids and the world with your project, and should feel so, so proud. I truly wish there had been a program like yours when I was 15!”
“Just wanted you to know that my always negative daughter came home and said she “loved it”. I’m thrilled. Thank you!”