I was studying at the Groundlings for several terms and kept seeing postcards and fliers for the Actors Comedy Studio and would take them thinking I'll call when the time is right. It took a while, but boy am I glad I finally called! I had heard about a different comedy coach teaching a similar style and met with him first. I found him pompous, rude and it took his staff weeks to call back to schedule me into a class. Thank heavens for that because I am much happier in the presence of the exceedingly bright, straight forward-without-being-rude, freaking FUNNY Gunnar, who takes comedy very seriously. He studies it, eats, lives and breathes it...to my benefit! My husband and I were actors 15 years ago and left for the wine industry and have just recently come back. This makes me feel like I have sooo much to catch up on and do, but just not enough time. What I dig most is that with Gunnar, we have have eeked out a plan for my career. So much has changed since I was previously in it, so it might seem lame to appear that I am not doing the plan entirely on my own, but I am not too proud to say that I appreciate Gunnar's expertise and SO appreciate the help. Now, among other things, we have a production company and my husband and I wanted help with our scenes in the film. I had worked with a couple of people whom I felt were not really that helpful. I made an appt. to meet with Gunnar to see what he had to offer. We clicked! I joined the master class, filled with all sorts of inspiring talent, and my husband and I did privates with him as well. Things that just weren't clicking at read-throughs were fixed in a NY minute with Gunnar (who used to be known as Todd, just for clarification.) We fleshed out our characters, bringing them to a much deeper level. Good stuff! I love being in the presence of people who are constantly working as well. Class opens with "good news to share", and there's often a boat load! There are so many things offered such as $20 workshops, 10 week Comedy Intensives, an Industry Showcase with nothing but top-notch attendees. I very much recommend the Actor's Comedy Studio to youth and adult actors and look forward to carving out another career for me doing what I love! Thank you to Gunnar and your entire staff! (They are very efficient and good to work with)
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so my older sister introduced me to the world of chinese foot massages. at first i was kind of skeptical to try it out, but what the heck right - for the price it seemed worth it and man was she right! Massage Massa Massa was the second chinese foot massage place i've gone to in the area and i will be coming back whenever i visit the fam! it follows the same setup as the previous massage place i went to, so i'm guessing they're all similar. when we walked in we were greeted by the owner/manager?? and some of the massage therapists. yes i will agree that for the price, this is a great deal. and while they had no complaints about the tip i left them, i was still bothered by how rude they sounded and i felt bad for the customer before me. i guess they're just trying to makeup for their grand opening prices through the tips? i was satisfied with my experience, so i will be returning! i wish they had this open while i still lived in the area!!! Specialties Massage Massa Massa in West Los Angeles, CA specializes in full body massage with emphasis on foot massage, reflexology. Each massage comes with an Oriental herbs foot bath. Our highly trained, professionally certified and licensed massage therapists will take care of you for a full hour with luxurious Chinese massage. Massage therapy at Massage Massa Massa melts your tension away, renews your energy and makes you refreshed. 85% of our customers are repeat clients who know a great massage when they get one. Come in for your massage relaxation experience and enjoy a new healthy habit. History Established in 2009 We opened the first ever Chinese massage retail location in the West Los Angeles. With the runaway success of that location, we opened another location in the valley and then the Thousand Oaks location. We found that people are looking for a great massage, great service, great results at a bargain of a price. The value we provide with our massage therapy is sure to please you. Meet the Business Owner: Bin Lu. John, the owner of Massage Massa Massa Massage in West Los Angeles, wants nothing more than to offer West Los Angeles residents the best massage and help bring the best of health with bargain priced massage.
I just finished taking the Sitcom Essentials 8 week course and it blew my mind how amazing the course is. First of all, the teachers who taught the different classes are all very passionate, knowledgeable, giving, encouraging and supportive. There were performers from all levels: from just starting out to seasoned professionals. And the teachers made it challenging, fresh and interesting for all above. The amount of information I was able to walk away with from the course is mind blowing. I learned about the different comedy character archetypes, how to breakdown a comedy script (so huge :) ), improv techniques to keep the scene fresh, what happens during auditions from the pre read to network testing and booking a series regular, what adjustments I need to make to create a single camera and multi-camera performance and what a casting director is looking for in pictures and in your auditions. Oh and let me not forget to mention the live performance. Each performer was paired up and given a different scene unique to what they would be cast for in the field. And we worked on the scene during the course of the time and performed it in front of an audience with three different cameras going....multi-camera sitcom style. Even though I've had previous experience of performing on multi-camera tv shows, I still learned a lot.....things I wish I learned before. I came away from this course confident about who I am as a performer and what my strengths and weaknesses are. I am so glad I took this course. Actor's Comedy Studio is creative and innovative in the way they teach their classes. They are passionate and serious about what they do. And they really know how to prepare their students for working in the professional world. Thank you so much Gunnar and Lauren, you are truly wonderful and a gift to actors.