Archive for the ‘Electives’ Category

Sunday April 1, 2012, 11:13am - by Ed Herbstman

Who’s There?  You are!  Or at least you will be after this class!

To be a master at comedy you have to master the classics.  Nothing is more classic than the Knock Knock Joke and no one does it better than 9-year old Asher Hersbtman.  After conquering the PS 261 talent show, Asher will stop by the Magnet to teach a special workshop for you in the art of timing your knocks, deciding what kind of door are you knocking on, and properly revealing who actually is there. You’ll also learn advanced techniques like the doorbell move and screen doors.  Course time will also be dedicated to instruction on clever puns especially related to farting.

Cost:  5 bags of candy or 3 back issues of Game Informer

Date: April 1st, 2012

'Knock' 'em dead!

Asher Kills At Talent Show

Asher Will Teach You How To Work The Crowd


Wednesday August 3, 2011, 6:58pm - by admin

Joe Bill and Mark Sutton will come to town next weekend for The Del Close Marathon and are taking a stop at The Magnet Training Center to teach 3 amazing workshops.

Visit for more info!

Tuesday November 23, 2010, 8:19pm - by admin

Take Josh Cohen’s (The Jim Henson Company, The Josh and Tamra Show) Puppetry for Improv Workshop at the Magnet on Thursday December 16th! Sign up HERE.

Monday November 8, 2010, 5:26pm - by admin

New York Musical Improv Festival Workshops

There are still spots left in this weeks NYMIF Workshops.  Check them out on our website!

Friday September 3, 2010, 10:54am - by admin

Improv for Lawyers Class

Yep.  You are a Lawyer and you want to know how to improvise better.  THIS is for you.

The ability to improvise – no matter what you are confronted with – is the hallmark of a truly effective lawyer. Many parallels exist between good lawyering, trial advocacy and improv comedy. Improvisers have developed tools that can help them draw an audience into a constructed stage reality. Trial lawyers have a similar goal: drawing a jury into a reconstructed version of events. Joey Novick is an attorney and nationally renowned instructor of humor and improv workshops. During this interactive workshop, he will lead you in a series of exercises that will show you how applying improv techniques in various contexts can help you become a more effective attorney, mediator or arbitrator. You’ll also find out how using improv techniques can help you add strength, animation and powerful persuasive techniques in the courtroom, at the settlement table, or when negotiating a wide variety of issues.

This is a New York State Continuing Legal Education accredited course where participants earn three (3) CLE credits.

When faced with a crisis, are you able to…
* think on your feet?
* improvise on the spot?
* maintain your poise and ability to sound authoritative?

Taught by Joey Novick