How to Be a Jerk

How to Be a Jerk with Louis Kornfeld


Check below to see the full schedule for each session, see if your class skips a week for a holiday, and check out the date and time of your class show(s).

Class Description

It goes without saying that we should be generous and supportive improvisers. That we should listen, take our time, and choose to care about our scene partners. But we also shouldn't be afraid of being funny, too! In this briskly short two week workshop we'll explore some simple techniques for tapping our own inner annoying selves and unlocking the funny that comes when we ask ourselves "where's my ego in all this?" Max 16 people. Level 3 Prerequisite.

Instructor: Louis Kornfeld

Louis Kornfeld began improvising way back in 2003, when both his phone and online presence were at the forefront of millennium culture. He's been a proud member of the Magnet Theater since it opened its doors, having logged countless hours as a performer, intern, house manager, member of 'The Boss,' Megawatt director, and (for the past fifteen years) teacher of improvisation. What can he say? He loves it.

In addition to improv, Louis is also an award winning writer and actor whose work is routinely featured on 'The Truth' podcast. Check it out, why don't you?

You can see him performing every Sunday night with the great Rick Andrews in 'Kornfeld & Andrews.' They have some short videos online you might enjoy.

He thinks you're doing great.

Full Session Schedule

Session Schedule*

  1. Jun 15, 2023, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    at Ripley Grier (520 8th Ave, 16th fl)
    (btw 36th & 37th Sts)
  2. Jun 29, 2023, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
This class does not have a show/performance