From improv to storytelling, from clowning to writing sketch, this comedy camp has it all. With direction and coaching from an experienced comedian, kids will learn improv, storytelling and sketch comedy the Knuckleball Comedy way: with style, confidence and energy. Along the way, participants will not only gain valuable tools for everyday life, but will also enjoy lots of laughs throughout. At the end of each week of camp, all parents, family and friends are invited to the end of camp performance. The performance will feature some of the best improv, sketch and storytelling the kids have to offer. You won’t want to miss it! Multiple child discounts available and early registration discount is available until April 1st.
What does a day at camp look like? In addition to improv we will...
Have Fun With Physicality:
We let the kid's imagination and energy run rampant. Kids will learn how to use their body and physicality to create hilariously unique characters which they can use in future improv scenes and beyond!
Write Sketch Comedy:
Improv and writing sketch comedy go together like Knuckleball Comedy and fun. We use our knowledge of improv to go over scene structure and how to create story ideas from scratch. We help the kids write their own sketches which they will eventually be able to perform! They'll love this creative freedom. Writing is fun especially when you're writing jokes!
After a day of high energy games, we cool down with storytelling. Instructors sharpen some of their best stories in front of the kids and then we hand it over to the kids for their best stories and jokes. With just a tad bit of structure, we help bring out the best stories the kids have to offer.
All camps run from 9am-3pm with an aftercare option from 3pm-5pm.
See what others are saying about Knuckleball Comedy!
"This is Oliver and Elliot's second year in Knuckleball, and they love it! It's been their favorite after school class by far. I love that they have a chance to make use of their comedic instincts, and they're really proud of the shows -- as they should be!"
- Sarah M. Parent
"The teachers are funny and down to earth - they allow us to flesh out our own ideas and stories."
- Maeve G. 6th grader, Burley Elementary
"The class is so fun and it also teaches me how to work together with other kids even better than before. Our teacher is also very nice and works with us all equally. Every week I look forward to it!!"
- Shayna F. 5th grader, The British International School
"I was part of the improv community in Chicago for many years, and I am so grateful to Knuckleball for giving my kids the chance to learn and have fun with improv. It is a great skill to learn and a wonderful way to connect with friends."
- Evan M., Parent