Mary McCusker (set coach for Insurgent, Up, Parenthood, Malcolm in the Middle, and Instant Mom) is one of the top acting coaches in LA. She will be back at Studio 24 this August to hold improv workshops that focus on the long form technique.
Improvisation is a valuable skill for all comedic work. Most sitcom actors have come from or worked with an improv group for many years. Improv teaches you to think on your feet and be spontaneous in working with your fellow actor. Long form improv is an extension of improv where the focus is on creating characters. The emphasis is not just about being funny but creating situations to explore truthful characters and story.