Level 3: Elements of Longform with Emily Holland

Saturdays 12:30-3p, 1/7-2/25
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Level 3: Elements of Longform

This course introduces students to the skills and techniques involved in creating a cohesive and engaging longform improv performance. They will study making external support moves to heighten and explore comedic ideas, using previous scenes to inspire new ones, and developing their show memory. The course also introduces students to the classic longform structure known as The Harold. Students should leave this course feeling comfortable performing a complete, uninterrupted 25-minute longform show.


Completion of Union Comedy Level 2 unless otherwise approved. Please email Pat at pkearnan@unioncomedy.com for approval information. 



Course Location:

593 Somerville Ave

Somerville, MA 02143

Course Sessions:

Sat January 7 12:30-3pm

Sat January 14 12:30-3pm

Sat January 21 12:30-3pm

Sat January 28 12:30-3pm

Sat February 4 12:30-3pm

Sat February 11 12:30-3pm

Sat February 18 12:30-3pm

Sat February 25 12:30-3pm

Sat February @ 5:00pm (Grad Show)

Instructor Bio:

Emily Holland started doing improv in 2004 & started getting laughs in 2007. She's a former ImprovBoston resident cast member, teacher and the associate producer. Emily taught as adjunct faculty at Clark University Visual & Performing Arts for 5 years, before moving to Los Angeles (the first time), where she trained, performed and coached at UCB and iOWest. She has been fortunate to perform & teach workshops at comedy festivals all over North America and Japan. Emily has studied astrology for 3 years, after a lifetime of reading her horoscope. She can guess a lot of your chart in a little bit of time & would love to discuss. Her most cherished time on stage was a duoset with Emo Phillips on Valentine’s Day.