Play it Straight & Get the Laughs – Workshop
Saturday 10 July @ 14:30 - 18:30 CESTDKK395
Play it Straight and Get the Laughs
How can you be as funny as the great comic actors? What is the key to playing an amazing comic character?
The funniest characters are always the ones that take themselves most seriously – from Basil Fawlty to David Brent and Hyacinth Bucket. In this workshop we’ll look at why being serious is so funny and how you can play the ‘straightman’ and get all the laughs. So if you fear that you’re not a natural comedian – here’s the secret: you don’t need to be!
We’ll also look at how you can work with the improviser playing the ‘straight’ character so together you can create consistently hilarious scenes.
About the teacher:
Gordon Torbet gained a BA Hons in Performance Arts in 1992. Throughout the mid ‘90s he worked as an actor/director in the UK with his own company NODO Productions. Gordon has broad experience of conducting workshop on topics such as mask work, onstage status transactions, physical theatre technique, Improvisation and character development.
Gordon has been with the ICC from the very start and is one of the original ICC Main stage performers. He is also one of the most experienced teachers at the ICC Training Center. In total Gordon has more than 25 years of experience within improvisation in places like the UK, Denmark and Dubai.
Teacher: Gordon Torbet (ICC Mainstage Performer & teacher)
Date & Time: Saturday 10/07/2021 at 14:30 – 18:30
Location: ICC Theatre, Frederikholms Kanal 2, 1220 Copenhagen
Price: 395 kr
Who can take this workshop: All levels of Improv (Completed ICC L1A or similar)