OUR MISSION IS TO: “Create the absolutely best improv experience in the known universe”.

 

 

 

ICC is comprised of four elements:
1 – A Training Center dedicated to learning the art of Improv.
We do this through our robust training center, which features the best teachers in Copenhagen. Additionally, we bring expert teachers from North America with strong and extensive comedy backgrounds. Our classes aren’t just for those who want to perform and become their true artistic self. They are for anyone who wants to become more comfortable in front of an audience, improve their communication skills, take an interesting class, find like minded people (your “Tribe”), get out of their comfort zone, overcome their social anxiety, improve their English and, most importantly, get back to playing and laugh.

 

2 – A Performance Venue dedicated to showcasing Denmark’s best original improv comedy.
Wednesday-Sunday we have shows and open jams, where everyone from beginners to professionals get on stage. Our shows range from the experimental to student showcases to professional improv comedy.
ICC was awarded BEST STAGE IN COPENHAGEN by AOK.DK in 2017. ICC was also nominated for the EXCEPTIONAL EFFORTS AWARD by CPHculture.dk

 

3 – A Corporate Arm dedicated to help drive positive innovation and behaviour change in businesses.
Our goal is simple: what do you need? We are here to help reinforce your message, change the culture and enhance skills needed in the ever-changing business world. We do that through customized solutions designed for our client needs.
This includes:
  • Learning sessions on a variety of topics, including active listening, enhanced communication, leadership and presentation skills, talent development, role playing, storytelling sessions, team-building events, ice-breaking sessions.
  • Our solutions range from multiple-day events to one hour workshops.
  • Our hilarious customized comedy shows will make your event memorable, both in and out of Denmark. We also partner with corporate clients to facilitate parts of the talent development within their organisation.
4 – ICC is home to one of Europe’s biggest improv events:
The Copenhagen International Improv Festival (“CIIF”). Hundreds of improvisors from around the globe descend upon the Copenhagen to take workshops taught by some of the best in the world and perform/watch shows performed by top international troupes, all the while creating personal bonds that last a lifetime. CIIF usually takes place around Easter and is a roaring success.

MEET OUR TEAM

Stefan Pagels Andersen

Stefan Pagels Andersen

Facilitator / Co-Founder

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 Jacobsen

Kasper Jacobsen

CEO / Co-Founder

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 that is where you grow!

ICC TEACHERS

Mia Fugl

Mia Fugl

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.

Jay Sukow

Jay Sukow

Artistic Director

Jay will gladly talk endlessly about how much better the world would be if everyone took just one improv class. He has taught and performed improv professionally for over 20 years and is the founder of Today Improv, where he teaches improv to actors, business, and everybody else. He is a faculty member at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater and The Second City Hollywood. 

He has trained with, among others, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell & David Razowsky.

Gordon Torbet

Gordon Torbet

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

Only Human

Only Human

Performs on Wednesdays

Suggestion 3

Suggestion 3

Performs on Fridays/Saturdays

Meanwhile, Back at the Lab

Meanwhile, Back at the Lab

Performs on Fridays/Saturdays

Contact information

Improv Comedy Copenhagen
Frederiksholms Kanal 2
1220 København K

icc@improvcomedy.eu

CVR: 37400742

Handelsbanken
Konto- og reg. nr: 7631 2034499
IBAN kontonummer : DK7776310002034499
SWIFT-adresse/BIC : HANDDKKK

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