This fall, take a comedy class with the funniest person in New Orleans, Lauren Malara

This fall, take a comedy class with the funniest person in New Orleans, Lauren Malara

This fall, the “funniest person in New Orleans”, Lauren Malara, offers three outstanding comedy workshops to the public. Whether you’re new to the worlds of stand up and improv or a seasoned pro, Lauren has a class for you!

Introduction to Improv Comedy

Thursday, October 18, 7pm-9pm

During this light workshop, students will play theatre games created by the acclaimed Viola Spolin. The class teaches skills in public speaking, team work, and mental agility. It’s a fun course for professional development or artistic expansion.

Stand Up Level 2: Story Telling

Tuesday, October 16, from 7pm-9pm

This workshop allows students to continue development of their writing and performing skills. During this workshop, students will practice writing various joke stuctures to create story. Students will perform three minutes of stand up at the end of class.

Advanced Improv Class: Object Work and Environment

Tuesdays, October 23 – November 13, from 7pm-9pm

This rigorous, four-week course will use Object Work & Environment to explore improvised scenes and forms. During class students will build technical skills, receive individualized feedback, and perform demonstrations. Family and friends are welcome to attend the final class demonstration on November 13.

All classes will be held in NOCCA’s Ellis Marsalis Jazz Studio, located at 2800 Chartres Street. To register, please visit Tuition ranges from $25 to $100. Proceeds benefit The NOCCA Institute.


    1. Richard Read

      Hi, Elyse. Like all our classes, this one is for adults 18 and over. NOCCA often offers classes for non-NOCCA junior high and high school students–visit and sign up for the mailing list under “potential student” to stay in the loop!

  1. Steven Huczel, Supervisory Librarian

    Is Lauren available and willing to travel up to Naval Air Station Meridian Mississippi to present at the Summer Reading Program at the Andrew Triplett Library here on base? We would love to have her if possible. Our SRP’s theme this year is “It’s Showtime at your Library!” and it runs from June 1 – July 10. We hope to hear from you! Thank you! 601-679-2326.

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