Las Vegas Improv Comedy Duo, Matt (Donnelly) and (Paul) Mattingly take on fundamentals and form in this jam packed performance workshop. The first half of class will feature Paul Mattingly (Second City Mainstage, Groundlings) as he takes performers through a battery of exercises challenging performers to find different ways to stop your brain from interrupting your performance. Stop thinking, start being. The second half will feature Matt Donnelly (UCB, PIT, Wayne Brady’s Making It Up) as he teaches his signature “Bull Matador” scene technique. Matt will teach scene partners on how to act on the smallest impulses and take the most fun a simple path to nail a scene both comedically and theatrically.
Date and Time: SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 from 11 AM – 2PM
Location: Steel City Improv Theater at 5950 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Tuition: $75.00 (early registration price ends Friday, March 8th) SPOTS ARE VERY LIMITED.
Prerequisite: SCIT LEVEL ONE IMPROV OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE.
Instructor: Matt & Mattingly
Matt & Mattingly have been performing and teaching together in Las Vegas since 2008. Before winning of “Best Comedy Show in Vegas”, “Best Comedy Duo”, “Best Comedian(s) in Vegas” over the last decade, Paul and Matt took very different paths of comedy training and performance. In Kentucky, Paul studied theater at University of Louisville before studying at The Groundlings in LA, and at Second City in Las Vegas where Paul starred on the Main Stage show at The Flamingo Casino. In New Jersey, Matt hit the stage at 16 playing in Comedy Sportz style “Improv Jam” show, before moving to NYC to study at Chicago City Limits, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The People’s Improv Theatre. From there Matt moved to vegas to perform in Wayne Brady’s Making it Up at the Venetian Casino. Matt and Mattingly let their different styles collide to bring out unique improv performances as a Vegas comedy duo all across the country.