DITCHING THE DETACHMENT
w/Zeke Nicholson (White Women)
Improv is all about “finding the funny,” but the truth is we often sacrifice the best version of our scenes in the interest of getting to a quicker and thinner laugh. This workshop will focus on grounding, commitment, and acting-in the interest of organic exploration, rather than arbitrary invention that ultimately prevents our scenes from fully evolving. At the end of this, you will win a damn Oscar in every scene.
Saturday, August 10, 1:00pm
Curious Comedy Theater-Main Stage
Zeke Nicholson is a performer/writer hailing from Rhinebeck, New York. After graduating from Williams College, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue comedy, enrolling at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB) immediately upon arrival. Zeke is a member of the UCB House team Cardinal Redbird, as well as a member of the all-black, all-male comedy group White Women, who are regular UCB main stage performers for both improv and sketch, showcasing their particular brand of high-energy and physical comedy. White Women has done improv all over the U.S. and written and performed sketches for Comedy Central and Funny or Die. When he's not doing comedy, Zeke is an actor you probably don’t recognize from Take My Wife and a writer on NBC’s A.P. Bio.