About the class
This class is the culmination of the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ curriculum, integrating all of the tools and techniques learned over the previous levels to help students develop themselves into empowered comedians. By the end of this class students will possess all the necessary IMPROV skills allowing them to focus on their comedic LIFE skills. After completing the IMPROV YOUR LIFE™ program, students are eligible to audition for house teams and are encouraged to develop their own improv teams, sketch groups, stand-up material, or solo shows.
Prerequisite Level 4: Advanced Scenework
Patrick McCartney is an actor and an improviser . He was at The Second City with PIT caretaker Ali Reza Farahnakian. While in Chicago he studied improv with the great Del Close. While not improvising in Chicago he was acting in plays. He was an ensemble member of the Center Theater and did shows at Steppenwolf, Stage Left and just about every other venue Chicago had to offer. While there he studied acting with Mary Ann Thebus. In Los Angeles he studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck in her Thursday night master class. In NYC Patrick was an ensemble member of Shira Piven's Water Ensemble where he starred in Elizabeth Gilbert's adaption of her short stories "Pilgrims ". He was at the first UCB where he taught improv did Asscat and created the shows "Two Irish Jerks" with Miriam Tolan, and "Perverts," with Jackie Clark and "Lennon and McCartney" with Jodi Lennon. Television and film include "SNL digital shorts ", "Elf", and the recently wrapped indie "Baby Frankenstein." Currently he teaches levels 4, 5 and 6 improv as well as Acting for Sketch. Patrick also does private acting coaching in his 'One on One' through the PIT. He is a member of the improv group Centralia. Former students include Eric Stonestreet, Julie Klausner and Ed Helms.