Saturday 12/3 – Saturday 12/17

Consider this class your primer into comedy!

Jump into the magical world of improvisation in this class for ages 13-16! Much like The PIT’s Level 1 course for adults, teen students will grow in confidence through monologues, short form improv games and long form improv sets. At the end of the course, students will leave with a toolkit of skills that will help them succeed on stage, in the classroom IRL &  On-line, and beyond! Great way to meet like minded humans in a fun and nurturing environment. “Yes, and…!” until you need to say “No,Thank You.” 

This class will dive into:

  • Improv
  • Improv to sketch
  • Sketch writing
  • Stand up
  • Acting (monologue)



You will see that there are TWO purchase options listed for October 8th. 10/8 is the start of our next session, which includes 4 classes.

The first ticket link is to purchase 4 classes all in one package. The second ticket link allows you to purchase the class à la carte.

These classes are rolling classes, meaning that they can be taken one after another.


Patrick McCartney

Patrick McCartney

Improv, Acting, Solo Performance, Private Coaching

Patrick McCartney is an actor and Improviser. He got his start in Chicago in the late 1990’s where he studied with Del Close and Mick Napier. He spent two years in Chicago’s Second City Touring Company Blue Co where he toured the country with Ali Farahnakian, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. His love of the theater kept him working steadily in plays outside of the world of improv. He was a member of Chicago’s Center Theater Ensemble and did plays at Stage Left, Steppenwolf and The Bailiwick. He moved to LA briefly where he studied with Ivana Chubbuck. In NYC he became a regular at ASSSSCAT and a teacher at the first UCB space. He was a member of Shira Piven’s Water Ensemble where he starred in Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Pilgrims” at the Tribeca Playhouse. He was an original member of the improv groups “Centralia” and “Beer. Shark. Mice.” He’s done television and film including Elf, “Conan O’Brien”, “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy” and “Law and Order”. Patrick is a member of Centralia who perform and one half of the improv duo Bareilles and McCartney who perform regularly at The PIT Loft. He teaches all levels of improv and an acting class for The PIT.

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Patrick is also available for private 1:1 coaching! Please email or for more info!