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Comic Devices

Kevin Scott

This workshop will lead to a main stage performance for participants at Improv Fest Ireland. Registered Troupe members can apply using your artist code. If you are not in a registered troupe, you can still apply to take the workshop! Please send an email to [email protected] confirming your improv experience. We will get back to you with a booking code. The performance will take place at 18:30 on 6 December.

A truly comic scene that really resonates and allows for laughs to build throughout a scene takes an understanding of comedic structures that help tell a comedic story.

This workshop introduces the comic devices that will help improvisers go beyond their usual comic premises towards hilarious scenes and continuous comedy. The goal of the course is to provide a common language for improvisers to reference offstage and to follow while playing onstage.

Learning these comic devices will help improvisers go beyond the usual comic premises, sometimes referred to as the 'game' of the scene or the 'comic engine'.

This workshop includes comic devices participants may not have recognised before and gives a name to ones they may already know.


Kevin Scott is a founding member of three legendary long-form improv ensembles (Chicago's Bang Bang, New York's Burn Manhattan and Centralia) and has been teaching techniques developed with each of those ensembles for the last 20 years.

Kevin began teaching sketch writing and improvisation for the world famous Second City in Chicago in the 1990s. His students have gone on to work in TV and movies (Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Office and more).

He is a specialist in physical/organic improvisation as well as comedic improvisation and has taught for The BIG IF in Barcelona and The Wurzburger Improtheater Festival as well as in Padua Italy, London England and Hamburg Germany. Kevin is also a filmmaker and director. His credits include video director and consultant for Marc Maron's Jerusalem Syndrome.

He has developed and directed comedy TV pilots for Viacom and Fremantle Media. He co-created and/or directed several web series including: Succesorize w/Matt Oberg, TMI featuring Ellie Kemper and Kristin Schaal, Law & Order: Interns featuring Grace Helbig. Kevin has had his work shown on the Sundance Channel and Comedy Central.

5 December 2019 10:00-17:00

Minimum experience 3+ years performing improv

Public Performance

6 December 2019 18:30 Show

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