Comedy Lab 101 | Online

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RSVP for Comedy Lab 101 Series by September 28
Comedy Lab 101 Series | Online | October & November 2023
Series: Thursdays running October 19 to November 16, 2023
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 28

Comedy Lab 101 Series

Everyone has a funny bone. Yes, everyone!  Join us for a fun, supportive, and laughter-filled exploration of everything humorous.  We’ll play with improvisation, joke writing, storytelling, and more.  

This online class will be taught by Jeff Myhre and Jenni Lilledahl, experienced improv and comedy teachers. In this class, you will practice improv and learn how to write successful jokes with a variety of fun activities.  There will be the opportunity to use your newly developed comedic skills in a showcase the final week of the workshop. 

This class is for any person living with ALS regardless of comedy or improv experience and physical abilities.   The ALS Association can provide additional devices needed to engage in the online class.  If hands-on assistance is needed, we invite you to have a caregiver present to assist you.  

Instructor Bios: Jenni Lilledahl was co-owner of the renowned Brave New Workshop comedy theatre in Minneapolis for 25 years. There, she founded the Brave New Institute school for Improvisation and has been teaching improvisation for 30 years. Her comedy career started in the 1990s doing stand-up in the Twin Cities. She then moved to sketch and improv performance, as well as writing. She is the creator of Improv for Life, an improv program offered at Gilda’s Club Twin Cities for people living with cancer. “Jeff’s knowledge and passion for comedy surpasses anyone I know. We can’t wait to play with you!”

Jeff Myhre: “Comedy is acting out optimism.” Robin Williams said that. I think that’s why EVERYONE loved him. Jenni Lilledahl shared this concept with me years ago and I am delighted to be co-teaching this class with her. Jenni taught me everything I know about improv, and my 6 months gig for her company, The Brave New Workshop, was one of the happiest times of my life. I received my BFA in acting a million years ago and was an actor with a day job in the Twin Cities (that included front desk duties for the MN ALS Chapter) before working with folks with disabilities full-time. I’m a comedy scholar of sorts, with a ridiculous comedy record collection, and participate and sometimes lead improv classes at Gilda’s Club Twin Cities.

Please only register one spot for the person attending who has ALS.

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RSVP for Comedy Lab 101 Series by September 28
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Contact Liz Stanley, ALSA Arts Program Manager at