Pro Workout with Gunnar
with Gunnar is a weekly workout for actors at the advance/professional level. Author of The Comedy Code; Your Complete Guide to Acting & Writing for TV Comedy, Gunnar is Hollywood’s most experienced and notable TV & Film comedy coach. He’s equally an intuitive Career Coach and Mentor.
Actors need more than practice to compete for top level work; they need support, intelligent guidance and personalized direction. When you work with Gunnar, you’re adding a member to your team who understands the demands of the Industry inside and out. Classes are conducted joyfully and efficiently online, the way the industry itself works!
Where Professional Gets Personal
Gunnar coaches his Pro Workout students with engagement and collaboration. In every way, he becomes an advocate for their ultimate success. No pretense. No games. No ego. Actors can join at any time, although participation is by invitation or interview only.
Stay Ready For Every Opportunity
Actors who have taken Comedy Essentials and The Audition Code are eligible and encouraged to meet with Gunnar for a one-on-one meeting and cold reading interview.
Experienced career actors are welcome to join directly. Call or email our office to set up a meeting time with Gunnar to discuss your personal goals.
Pro Workout with Gunnar at Actors Comedy Studio is appropriate for working and recognized actors, particularly those who have a strong track record in drama and want to broaden their bookability in the ever increasing comedy landscape. Like Olympic athletes, professional and well-known actors need an appropriate place to stay in shape with an experienced coach.
At a glance:
➥ Develop vibrant characters that are unique to you and appropriately scaled for camera
➥ Think more like a writer even if you aren’t one and don’t want to be
➥ Discover what’s holding you back – practically, emotionally or spiritually – from a career breakthrough
➥ Cultivate a relationship with a Coach you can trust to help you when big opportunities appear
➥ Find the ultimate capacity of your Creative Voice as comedic performer
Days & Times
Pro Workout is an ongoing, weekly class. There is no start or end date. You can join any time. Pick the best day for your schedule and use the other class time for makeups! Class meets weekly on the following days:
Wednesdays 12 – 3 pm PST
Thursdays 6 – 9 pm PST
The format is designed to empower actors and develop each individual’s particular strengths:
➥ Week 1: The first week of every month, students bring in their own material. It can be any genre from any medium. Many actors utilize this opportunity to practice drama, work on theater pieces, get feedback on monologues, etc.
➥ Week 2: The second week of each month is cold-reading. Material is given to students when they arrive in class. Gunnar emphasizes making choices in a short amount of time that are supported by what’s on the page.
➥ Week 3: On the third week of the month, Gunnar emails students a variety of sides that are currently casting. Actors choose what they like and Gunnar works with them on the material, offering clear feedback on the bookability of the actors choices.
➥ Week 4: The fourth week of the month is also a cold-reading class. Aside from scene practice, Gunnar provides deeper reinforcement of core acting tenets, script analysis and the psychology that drives The Heroes of Comedy.
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Is there a prerequisite for this class?
Yes. The majority of our students take Comedy Essentials and/or Audition Code before joining Pro Workout. Working and professional level actors also encouraged to join. If you’re unsure where to start, just request a consult. We will meet with you at no cost to see if this class is the right fit for you. Email [email protected] or call 323-302-9152.
What is the class size?
Class is limited to a maximum of 14 students.
What if I miss a class?
You can make up in one of the other classes that week. For each monthly payment cycle, you can also choose to push back one class.
Can I check out the class before signing up?
In order to maintain class integrity, we do not allow auditing. If you would like to meet with Gunnar for a brief, Zoom meeting, you can email us at [email protected] or call 323-302-9152.
It’s been a while since I took a class. Where should I start?
Comedy Essentials is strongly encouraged for most actors who train at Actors Comedy Studio. Our method for working successfully in TV comedy is thoroughly explored in all of our levels. Our curriculum is challenging even for actors with a theater degree or a collection of various acting training.
Advanced and working actors are welcome to begin in The Audition Code or Master Class, depending on experience and instructor approval.
Do you offer payment plans?
Students pay for class on a monthly basis. Every time you renew your spot in Master Class, you purchase one month.
How do I sign up for a course?
Email us at [email protected] or call 323-302-9152
How often does Master Class with Gunnar meet?
Once a week, ongoing.
I still have questions, is there someone I can talk to?
Yes! You can email [email protected] or call us at 323-302-9152.
If Master Class is the right fit for you, feel free to jump in at anytime. It is a weekly workout class. Gunnar meets with everyone who works out in this class prior to joining. To get in class just call or email.
Classes are $345 monthly. Cost is the same whether there are 4 or 5 classes in the month.