Join Joel Jeske for a monthly Physical Comedy Bootcamp!
WHAT: Each workshop will include a physical warmup and an opportunity to learn, practice, and share specific skills with the group. Each month will have a unique theme (wall hits, trips, hat tricks, etc.) The workshops are an introduction to technique, and all skill levels are welcome. This is not a series, so you can attend as few or as many as you’d like
JOEL JESKE is a three-time Drama Desk nominated actor, writer, teacher, director, multi-disciplinary artist, and clown. He is the associate artistic director of the theater company Parallel Exit where he created and starred in Parallel Exit’s Off-Broadway hits THIS WAY/THAT WAY, CUT TO THE CHASE, ROOM 17B, EVERYBODY GETS CAKE, and most recently The ARTIST will be with you in a Moment. Internationally, Joel starred at the Apollo Variete in Dusseldorf, Germany, the Festival Der Traume in Innsbruck, Austria, the COS Festival in Reus, Spain, and was featured at the AEMI International Clown Festival in Shanghai and Hangzhou, China. Joel, along with Parallel Exit, toured Germany for two years performing their slapstick vaudeville EXIT! for the GOP Variete Theaters. As a clown, Joel starred and created clown acts for Ringling Bros, Cirque du Soleil, and The Big Apple Circus’s THE GRAND TOUR and 40th ANNIVERSARY. He has even traveled under the sea as the physical comedy consultant for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: The Broadway Musical.
WHEN: The first Thursday of January – May, 2023 from 7-9pm.
WHERE: Clinton Cameo Studios in Studio A, 307 W 43rd Street in Midtown Manhattan.
COVID PROTOCOLS: You must be vaccinated and BOOSTED against COVID-19 to attend Clown Gym. Plan to wear a mask the whole time and each group will decided the details of mask wearing for solo/duo/small group work. Please only attend if you feel well.
HOW MUCH: The sliding scale cost of each workshop is $25-$40. Payment is due a week before the workshop, details will be in your confirmation email.
We believe in accessibility and trust you to choose the amount you can afford for two hours of training.
A weekly, then monthly, variety show hosted on Zoom during the COVID-19 Pandemic featuring innovative comedy performances, live music, intermission dance parties, community announcements, and a whole lot of heart.
Watch the shows below!