Second City has a long and storied history in comedy. Started over 50 years ago in Chicago in America's second city, with training centres now set up in LA and Toronto, this funny bone factory has churned out a long list of famous alumni. Canadians of course know Dan Akroyd, Martin Short, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Colin Mochry, Ryan Stiles, Joe Flaherty, Mike Myers and many more. As a country Canada has some of the best paid comedians in the world. When you are living next to a big bully, when you are a mouse living next to an elephant you either learn to make the big guy laugh, or get running shoes.
Agents in Toronto will often recommend that young would be actors go to Second City workshops to develop their Improv skills. Important for any kind of acting. Of course; packing up the van and heading to Toronto for a day can cost a lot in time effort and money.
So why not bring Second City here? So we decided to bring them in for workshops on April 28th. Kingston has a vast talent pool of funny kids. Check out the high school Improv games some time. This is a very affordable workshop in time effort and money. Morning workshops will be geared to grade eights and under. Afternoon workshops will be geared to highschool-aged kids. Cost is only 45 dollars plus hst.
Limit is 25 kids/workshop. Details below. To register please go to Second City Workshops
Saturday April 28
@ St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Clergy and Princess
**LIMIT OF 25 participants per group**
$45.00 + hst
10:30 - 12:30 - Intermediate Group (7 - 14 years old, and not above Grade 8)
1:30 - 3:30 - Senior Group (14 - 17 years old, AND grade 9 and up)