SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD, ADD COMEDY
David Razowsky is the former artistic director of the Second City Hollywood and the host of the award-winning podcast ADD Comedy with Dave Razowsky. His teaching and performing has taken him to Australia, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Canada, Norway, The Netherlands, the UK, and New Zealand, where he recorded “Life: The Process is the Product, a TEDx Talk.” As an actor at The Second City David worked with Martin Short, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris among others. He’s directed The Second City Mainstage, The Second City Hollywood, The Second City Detroit, and The Second City National Touring Company. He’s a consultant for Dreamworks, a teacher for Steppenwolf Theater, adjunct faculty for California State University, and directed two productions for Amsterdam’s Boom Chicago Theatre. David’s a member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and performed in their Kennedy Center run of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged. Visit www.davidrazowsky.com for more David.
David Razowsky’s approach to improvisation: “I have a simple approach to improvising: Your present awareness is the only thing you need to create compelling, smart, truthful, and surprising scenes. Period. No games, no preconceived premises, no ideas, no ego. All that matters is now. The actor’s level of improvisation experience doesn’t matter, for all you need to bring to my workshop is your present presence. All you’ll leave with is your joy and excitement and confidence. And after all, what more do you need?”
“David’s teaching is truly transformative. His approach is thoughtful, while his technique compels you to find the truth in every moment, and express it without fear of failure. Two words: the best. Two more: enroll now.”
“You really should put a disclaimer on David’s workshop: ‘Your sleep cycle will be interrupted...you will be excited the night prior to the workshop and for several days after....well the world really is different and sleep might take a while to adjust.”
“I just learned more about improv and life in general in the last three hours than in my last three years improvising.” — Allie Trimboli