Welcome! If you're new around here, this two minute video will give you a good idea of who we are and what we do...
Brand new to Studio LOL? Hi! Our just-for-fun improv comedy classes for kids are the greatest thing the people of Studio City, California have ever seen! (If you don't count Henry's Tacos and/or the big Hand Car Wash sign.) Anyway, we're glad you found us!
Lots of new parents ask if we're a "child actor" place. The answer is no. Our mission is to share all the benefits of improv comedy training with regular ol' every day kids. The majority of our student body takes class simply because it's fun, and because their parents are EXTREMELY SMART and understand all the lifeskills to be gained. (See what we did there?) The point is, all are welcome. Introverts, extroverts, beginners, pros, class clowns and even class misfits will feel right at home.
We hope you'll find our website helpful in getting to know our program. Below are some lovely reviews we've received. The FAQ section of our website is very detailed and helpful for new families. Our class and camp calendars are updated regularly. Take a look around and let us know if you have any questions. Also, you'll want to Like our Facebook Page. That's where we post live kids' quotes from our improv classes and camps. It's hilarious.
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-Dani Modisett, LA Parent Magazine
"Our daughter used to be so shy that she would hardly talk to neighbors she has known all of her life! At home, however, she was a funny, creative, outgoing person. After attending a birthday party at LOL, she asked if she could take classes. She's been taking classes for a few months and the change in her has been dramatic. After taking classes and doing shows (at the end of a session you do a show for parents,) she has completely come out of her shell. I've had teachers, friends, and neighbors comment about the change. It's so nice to see her show her confident, funny, creative side to the outside world. Improv teaches teamwork, listening, patience and more. Plus, the social skills that she is learning will help her make friends, resolve conflicts, and stand up for herself. Kat[y] and Ryan have created a wonderful safe place for kids to be their silly selves and conquer their fears. And they're having so much fun playing improv games, that the best part is - they don't even know they're learning important lessons! They just know IT'S FUN!" -Jill K. Source: Yelp
Such an wonderful environment for kids to learn self-confidence, how to think on their feet and to make people laugh. The classes are an amazing opportunity to learn important life skills at a young age that have so many applications- not just for actors/performers. I've been blown away by the performances from our kids at the end of each session. Katy and Ryan are fabulous teachers who know how to inspire kids to reach their personal best. My two kids were at different levels in terms of ability and confidence, and both were able to grow and develop in their own ways." -Monika S. Source: Facebook
Campers get to play improv games and create and perform their own comedy sketches at Studio LOL Comedy Camp. But while kids might be improvising an infomercial based on a four-foot screwdriver, or pretending to be a sports announcer for an Olympic spaghetti-eating competition, the days are filled with much more than just zaniness. "All of the games require lots of thought and concentration," says owner and teacher Katy Chase, who co-founded the studio with her husband.
Yes, the camp is good for building confidence in shy kids, but because kids spend lots of time writing and performing sketches together, it is also great for teaching collaboration. "It's a team sport," Chase says. And because campers serve as both performers and audience members, they also learn audience etiquette, impulse control and respect for their fellow performers. They have to learn to shine on stage, but be quiet back stage. "We have this great balance that has to be achieved," says Chase.
-Christina Elston, LA Parent Magazine, Nov 2015