An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until November 5, 2017
In the 1960’s, airwaves swam with powerful and poignant comedic voices! From the Smothers Brothers to Lenny Bruce to George Carlin to Flip Wilson to Laugh-in, comedy provided a vehicle through which people came to understand each other and their difficult—and often volatile—times. Still today, humor provides a platform where we can learn to listen to each other. On Day 1 of this workshop, mentor, NYC standup comedian, and improv guru Louie Pearlman and participants will dive into comedy history, venture into the 1960’s via the Museum special exhibits, look for points of reference and inspirational source material, explore basic improv and comedy writing techniques, and apply them to personal material. On Day 2, participants with the guidance of Louie will gather and review material, share rough drafts, hone writing and performance techniques, and host an intimate friends and family show.