“Plays Well With Others: Using Improv Comedy to Become a Better Human”
Improv skills are about more than just making people laugh, they’re about listening, collaboration, and working to build something that is bigger than the individual. It is a process of exploration that leads to unplanned discovery. Where do ideas come from? Can even silly things become great ideas? How do we become comfortable with vulnerability? Improv lets you unlock parts of your imagination that has been held hostage for years, fostering successful collaboration, therefore empowering yourself to interactively discover your inherent creative potential and sense of play.
About Mike O’Keeffe
Mike O’Keeffe has been performing and teaching improv comedy for over twenty years. After graduating from Villanova University, he worked in Orlando performing and writing with the Sak Theatre Comedy Lab. His troupe mates included cast members of “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, and “The Office” to name a few. Currently, he holds an MA in Education, and is a fifth grade teacher with the Wall Township School District. Mike is a sought after presenter for school districts, and corporations, where he teaches how to infuse the power of “YES!” into their every day lives. Using team-building, public speaking, and creative play strategies, children and adults benefit greatly from this newfound knowledge. Recently, he piloted an anti-bullying program called “Yes and…SPEAK UP!” which has hit the ground running! Along with both Sak and the Improv Jam Comedy Labs, Mike has performed 6000 comedy shows worldwide.