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Comedy Arts Theater of Charlotte

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South End

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4.8

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Lindsey Hawkins

6 months ago

After 2020 and the beginning of 2021, I wasn't sure there was anything that could brighten my days. That all changed the day I started taking classes at CATCh. Even though I started out absolutely terrified and never thought I could do improv, it has turned into one of my very favorite things. Every time I leave class, I leave with a huge smile on my face and with so much energy it's hard to fall asleep. It's that fun. I've also learned so many valuable skills that I use in my corporate job every day. This is better than any public speaking course or team building exercise I've been through. The confidence you learn is unmatched. If you're scared like I was, don't worry. The teachers at CATCh lead with empathy and compassion. They have created a safe place that is inclusive and not cutthroat at all. I've met so many cool new friends. And those are just the classes! I love spending Saturday nights laughing at the improv shows! There are so many talented and hilarious performers, and I've enjoyed adding these shows to mix up my social life. Another plus- the theater is a quick walk from popular spots like Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Queen Park Social, if you want to grab pre or post drinks! Hope to see you soon at CATCh!

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Lori Henry

4 months ago

I just finished level 2 and the student show here and I cant recommend starting with level one (or even just swing a show) enough! The classes had challenged me and taught me lessons that I could take back into my personal life. I made new friends and cant count the laughs that came with it. My teacher for levels 1 and 2 was Kevin and he is kind, supportive, a gifted teacher, and ridiculously hilarious.

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Zach Hurdt

3 months ago

Took the Level 1 and Level 2 classes after seeing a few shows. Easily one of the best experiences I've ever had! I've learned so much about the art of improv, performing, and myself with these classes. It's my weekly dose of laughter being the best medicine. You'll be hard-pressed to meet a better and funnier group of people!

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Eric Laxer

2 months ago

I just completed CATCh's 6 week beginner level 1 improve class 'Unclocking The Self'. I have never done improv or any stage work, the thought of doing something like that was very intimidating, BUT I was looking for something fun, different and challenging. The class was outstanding, it was everything I hoped for, and more, and was one of the best things I have ever done as an adult. We were 13 students, and 2 instructors: Kevin Shimko, who is one of the theatre's founders, was the lead, and Mary was our student teacher. Both were superb. Each week focussed on a different theme, with each class building on what we did the prior week, allowing us to progress through the different skills that make improv so much fun. Kevin has a phenomenal ability to teach, to help each student expand their comfort zones, and to help the class connect and build chemistry. Several of us have already signed up for the level 2 class. I highly recommend doing this class, especially if thinking about it scares you, it will be one of the best decisions you have ever made. Thank you Kevin and Mary!

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Charlene Dearing

a year ago

Just finished level 1 improv and had such an amazing experience! I would encourage anyone, even if you are shy, to take this class. So welcoming and you are guaranteed a great laugh every night. Abby is amazing and was such a joy to have as an instructor!

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