Get to know Harold, the most widely performed improv format. From organic openings, second and third beats and group scenes, students learn the structure that makes Harold the standard for every longform. Be prepared to learn a strict foundation.
Pre-requisite: Improv 301 or equivalent experience
Cory has been studying and performing improv since the beginning of 2013. He currently plays on The Soapbox, Improv Throwdown, and is part of Hanging Chads and Kvetch Us If You Can. In addition to teaching and performing, Cory has coached a number of teams, including Improv Collective and Choice Cut.
Cory’s comedic improv philosophy is that truly great comedy can come from the real world that we live in or create on stage. He believes that grounded scenes that play out the themes of real life are the richest because they are relatable. His teaching and coaching style emphasizes practicing good habits. As they say, “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”
When not teaching/coaching/performing improv, Cory spends his days as a legal drug dealer/licensed pharmacist. His non-improv interests include exercising, golfing, racquetball, and anticipating the day the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.