- Click here to register and see calendar of upcoming sessions in Times Square. We will prorate remainder of current session should your child choose to continue. $40/class, $200/session
- Check Menu for additional upcoming shows and classes.
- Email for more information on public shows and classes, including more advanced options, as well as private events – corporate team building, college humor and K12 Educational Outreach
- FYI, our Saturday/Sunday 3pm shows Live from Times Square NYC are all ages friendly, PG13 at their worst!
Our Times Square NYC classes for kids include both Improv and Stand-Up Comedy. Combined, students receive a comprehensive introduction to comedy as an art form, creative writing, critical thinking, public speaking, team dynamics, and self-confidence.
- Our #1 Rule: HAVE FUN but never at another’s expense!
- Improv #1 Rule: YES AND… Always say yes AND add details that support your team and their previous story offerings.
- Comedy’s #2 Skill: Listening. Listening, defined as a willingness to change. Listening with your eyes, amateurs listen with their ears alone.
Over the course of a 8-week session, students will develop an original comedy routine based upon personal stories of observation and experience. Every class includes warm-up, technique and performance Improv Comedy games.
Students join almost anytime. Register for full Session (we can prorate sessions already in progress), and join us for regular performance showcases at our Times Square theater. (Free for friends and family of the students. Food and beverage served).
Bring this program to your school, camp and/or community.
“A production you and your children don’t want to miss!”Sandra Bookman, ABC NEWS NY 7.
Since 2003, we, The Original Improv 4 Kids, have been presenting shows, workshops, residencies and professional development for teachers and staff at NYC area schools, camps and community centers. In fact we travel as far as Maine, South Carolina and as far west as Nebraska delivering mich needed laughter.
Improv 4 Kids, The Book (s)
Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Fraser is a text book for comics and teachers looking to bring fun creative writing sections into the classroom.
Improv on Zoom by Walt Frasier is a list of games with tips and tricks to play online as well as Improv technique and wisdom
Walt Frasier’s #1 rule is to “HAVE FUN!!!”, a philosophy that rules on and off stage and screen.
In the past decade Frasier has appeared on TruTV’s “Friends of the People”, Showtime’s “Billions” CBS’s “Blue Bloods”, USA’s “Royal Pains” and Netflix’s “Lilyhammer”. Frasier got his start on TV via Sketch Comedy bits on Stankervision (MTV) and Late Night with David Letterman (CBS) as well as appearances as a Life Coach on Hair Trauma (WE) and a Comedy Club owner on Naked Brother’s band (NICK). Out of numerous commercials, Walter is most recognizable as FAT PANTS from a 2013 series of Dr. Oz promos.The DC area (Gaithersburg, Maryland) native has also performed theater & music off-Broadway, regional, and touring internationally since the 1990s.Since 2002, Walt Frasier has been mostly busy performing & teaching in Times Square and touring nationwide (colleges, corporate events) with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy. Formerly the director of instruction for the Comedy Hall of Fame, Walt Frasier opened his Times Square Comedy School in 2011 where he has classes for kids, teens and adults in improv Comedy, Stand-Up Comedy and Sketch Comedy.During Quarantine, Frasier launched his online programming and authored two books: Improv on Zoom and Stand-Up Comedy, both textbooks designed for K12 school students and teachers. Now students form around the world join in the fun.A NYC DOE Vendor Walt Frasier can be found weekly in NYC area schools offering comedy shows, workshops, residencies and professional develop for teachers and staff. Walt also works closely and through Arts Horizons.Considered a specialist in corporate team building, using comedy to teach team, leadership, sales and service skills, Frasier’s clients include JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Twitter, Johnson & Johnson, Coach, Louis Vuitton, HBO, HSBC, Ernst & Young, Master Card, AMEX, US Medicare/Medicaid, Edy’s, Home Depot, Edible Arrangements, Milbank, Accenture, Datadog HQ, and 100s more.