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Saturday, January 13
 

10:00am

How To Improvise Like a Married Couple: Improv Workshop (SOLD OUT)

This workshop is for established two-person improv groups, or those looking to become established! Craig and Carla Cackowski perform as the duo Orange Tuxedo in Los Angeles and all over the world. Students will join the class as pairs and over the course of this two-hour intensive, they will work with Craig, Carla or both to find their duo's voice, guided by Orange Tuxedo's motto "grounded relationships, formed by eccentric characters". $60
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door day-of.

Performers
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Craig Cackowski

Craig Cackowski has been seen on your television as a regular cast member on "Drunk History" and as Officer Cackowski on "Community." Other film and television appearances include "Veep," "Newsreaders," "Comedy Bang Bang," "The Mindy Project," "How I Met Your Mother," "Trust Us W... Read More →
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Carla Cackowski

Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, and podcaster currently based out of Portland, Oregon. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and has done voiceover work on shows for ABC Family, TBS, and Disney. Carla hosts "Improv Yak", a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they're not touring their two person improv show "Orange Tuxedo", she and her husband Craig Cackowski co-host a podcast called "Craig's List... Read More →



Saturday January 13, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 20
 

1:00pm

Storytelling Skills: Wow Your Crowd Workshop with Kevin Allison (SOLD OUT)

From the bar to the boardroom, a well-told tale makes the best impression. The Story Studio’s "Wow Your Crowd" workshop, taught by Kevin Allison, provides students with the tools to grab listener's attention, appeal to their emotions and maybe even inspire their action. Kevin creates a friendly, social environment in which you can rehearse your work and receive feedback. You'll learn how to include the 6 Senses to trigger emotional responses. You'll master the 5 Beats of classic story structure. And you'll learn how to drive a narrative arc toward a resonant end. Your audience will remember the ideas conveyed in your story long after you have gone. This workshop is an overview of some of the tools and principles taught by Kevin Allison in his 6-week storytelling class at The Story Studio in New York City. $75
This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Performers
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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator of the live storytelling podcast RISK! (www.risk-show.com ), and a member of the legendary comedy troupe The State, known for their series on MTV. He has appeared in "Reno 911!," VH1′s "Best Week Ever," Comedy Central’s "Viva Variety" and "Stella... Read More →



Saturday January 20, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, January 27
 

10:00am

Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop (2 Day Workshop - Day 1 of 2)

Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he brings his sold out workshop back to SF Sketchfest for a 5th year. Through this two-day, seven hour per-day intensive, Kevin will teach a small group of actors how to write comedy through performance and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to write sketches through improv.The workshop will warm up with improv games to help sharpen storytelling skills, and evolve until students are doing their own improvised scenes in small groups. You will then take these improvised scenes, work on them and make them into full comedy sketches. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the "writing" of each scene. Each group will then have the opportunity to present their sketch. After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going off and actually finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone. This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall. NOTE: This workshop meets both Saturday 1/27 and Sunday 1/28, 10am-5pm. Ticket price includes both days.
$300

Performers
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Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets Girl, Lilo... Read More →



Saturday January 27, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Sunday, January 28
 

10:00am

Kevin McDonald Improv and Sketch Workshop (2 Day Workshop - Day 2 of 2)

Join Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall as he brings his sold out workshop back to SF Sketchfest for a 5th year. Through this two-day, seven hour per-day intensive, Kevin will teach a small group of actors how to write comedy through performance and use improv as a writing tool. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to write sketches through improv.The workshop will warm up with improv games to help sharpen storytelling skills, and evolve until students are doing their own improvised scenes in small groups. You will then take these improvised scenes, work on them and make them into full comedy sketches. Kevin will go from group to group, helping and guiding with the "writing" of each scene. Each group will then have the opportunity to present their sketch. After getting notes, revising and presenting the scenes again, the workshop will end with the groups going off and actually finalizing their scenes. The now fully written scenes will be performed one last time for everyone. This workshop will improve your acting and writing skills, and will teach you how both skills work in unison to create great scenes and hilarious comedy. And if prompted, Kevin will tell lots of stories about the Kids in the Hall. NOTE: This workshop meets both Saturday 1/27 and Sunday 1/28, 10am-5pm. Ticket price includes both days.
$300

Performers
avatar for Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded “The Kids in the Hall” with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. McDonald went on to appear in a variety of films including Boy Meets Girl, Lilo... Read More →



Sunday January 28, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
PianoFight Mainstage 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102