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     Jonny teaches improvisational comedy and writing at The Second City in Chicago. He has taught at the Kennedy Center in D.C., Comedy Sportz Chicago, New Jersey Performing Art Center, Dallas Standing Ovations, and guest taught international workshops in Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Oslo, & Bucharest. In Chicago Jonny coaches many independent groups and teams, and teaches at schools all over Chicago. In addition to this he instructs corporate workshops for businesses including LinkedIn, Dev Bootcamp, and The Federal Passport Agency. Jonny would love to come and provide a fun workshop for your team, theater, school, or business. 

Improv for Businesses ​
    Jonny will come to your place of work and teach the concepts of creativity, communication, and teamwork through the fun of improvisation.
Improv Institutions
    As a teacher and performer, Jonny understands a performers’ constant desire to take their abilities to the next level. He brings with him years of teaching, directing, and performing experience originating in the Chicago area and expanding to across the globe. For this reason, he has developed a series of workshops specifically designed to push the Advanced Improviser.
Advanced Training
    Do your students already know the basics? Are they looking to dive deeper?
In advanced training sessions, participants will be challenged to take their performing to the next level. As a performer, you will receive specific, personalized feedback designed to get you out of your performance comfort zone.
Advanced Training focuses on...
  • Scene Work

  • Playing your comedic sensibility

  • Finding the game and following the fun

  • Creating strong characters

  • Structures and Forms: Developing your own long form pieces

Some Places Jonny Has Taught​...

  • The Second City

  • Comedy Sportz

  • LinkedIn

  • The Kennedy Center D.C.

  • New Jersey Performing Art Center

  • Standing Ovations Dallas

  • Chicago Public Schools

  • Private Schools

  • Toyen Impro in Oslo

  • Tag Out Theater in Amsterdam

  • Inlight Center Bucharest

  • Dev Boot Camp

  • Public and Private Schools