OUR MISSION IS TO BRING AMERICAN IMPROV COMEDY TO EUROPE
With backgrounds from iO Chicago and having studied, performed and taught in more than 25 countries ICC bring their experience and expertise to in Denmark
In our improv classes ICC teach how to master the skills of long form improvisation We are lucky to have worked with more than 600 students worldwide over the past three years, we currently have more than 125 students enrolled in our improv classes in Copenhagen.
We currently have 5 ICC House Teams comprised of the best American Longform improvisers in the country, and was recently awarded BEST STAGE IN COPENHAGEN by AOK.DK
ICC is also the company behind one of Europe’s biggest improv festivals: The Copenhagen International IMPROV Festival. The 3rd annual festival was the week of Easter. It was a roaring success with totally sold out shows and 5-star rated reviews.
MEET OUR TEAM
Stefan Pagels Andersen
Co-Founder - Facilitator
Stefan has performed in more than 8 Danish Feature films, several shorts and played theater at Betty Nansen and The Royal Danish Theater. He’s done improv professionally since 2009. He was at iO Chicago in 2013 taking their world recognized training programme. After his education, he organized the Copenhagen International Improv Festival, that facilitated more than 60 International Improvisers. Due to the Festival’s success, he was invited back to the iO theater to shadow teach some of the worlds best instructors by iO founder Charna Halpern. He played the character POUL in the Improvised Feature film Det Andet Liv which received very good reviews and premiered in August 2014. He’s performed at the iO Theater in the The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience & Hootenanny (Chicago’s longest running improv show) Besides performed with some of Chicagos best improvisers, in the fall 2014 he traveled around more than 12 cities in Europe with iO performers Lyndsay Hailey, Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto, and further 4 cities with the worlds best improv performers TJ and Dave www.tjanddave.com – shadowing their classes and doing shows. In 2015 he organized the 2015 Copenhagen International IMPROV Festival, that was opened by the US Ambassador Rufus Gifford, who also participated in the show. After spending his third summer in Chicago, he’s been in , Germany, Slovenia, Dubai, and has now teamed up with Kasper to realize his dream of opening the first ever professional improv theatre in Denmark, The ICC Theatre.
Kasper is a life enthusiast and public speaker with a background in engineering. He has currently traveled more than 100 cities in over 30 countries and been living on 3 continents. With almost a decade of experience in technical engineering projects with multi-cultural teams all over the world Kasper has personally experienced the difference between various people with even more different cultural backgrounds – with his passion for psychology and social dynamics he first hand have been studying the universal commonalities in human behavior – especially the universal humor which can be used in creating positive experiences and connections in addition to unity among unlike people. On his path for personal growth while persistent stepping out of his comfort zone he discovered the wonderful world of Improv and fell in love with it from day one – simply because the rules of improv aligns so well with his personal view of interacting with the world in a positive and supportive way while having as much fun as possible. Have fun, step out of you comfort zone and follow your fears…
Teacher - Level 1A/1B
“Improv changed my life” is a sentence Rolando Yunquera often says, when asked what improv means to him. He is living proof of what hard work, dedication and devotion can do. Having started in January 2016 as a level 1 student, he is now not only an ICC graduate, he is also part of the ICC ensemble and member of the ICC house teams – Only Human, Suggestion 3 and The ICC Touring Company. He is also an ICC faculty member, teaching improv to new students, and an active member of the ICC 2017 festival planning and managing team. Needless to say, he is a known character and personality in the ICC community. Rolando is loved for his heartfelt smile, warmth and big hugs.
Teacher - Level 2
Mia is a perfect example of how improv attracts people from all walks of life. She stumbled upon the world of improv during her studies and started teaching voluntary improv classes at Copenhagen Business School in 2015. In March 2017 she joined the talented group of ICC teachers after graduating from ICC, and now teaches all level 2 classes. Mia continuously strive for improving her skills both as a performer and as a teacher having completed courses with some of the best Improvisers in the world including Craig Uhlir and Rance Rizzutto. Mia is known as a truly engaged and knowledgeable teacher who is able to bring performers to the next level.
Teacher - Level 3/4
Gordon gained a BA Hons in Performance Arts in 1992 (Leeds University). Throughout the mid ‘90s he worked principally as an actor/director in the UK with his own company NODO Productions. He has broad experience of conducting workshop on topics such as mask work, onstage status transactions, physical theatre technique, and character development.
As a trained improviser, Gordon has performed with the Improv Comedy Copenhagen Theatre for the past 18 months and is a member of the ICC Main Team ‘Meanwhile Back at the Lab’. He also recently took over the role of Head of the ICC Training Centre and teaches various levels of the ICC Improv curriculum.
ICC HOUSE TEAMS
Performs on Wednesdays
Performs on Fridays/Saturdays
Meanwhile, Back at the Lab
Performs on Fridays/Saturdays