The Audition Code

Audition & Self-Tape Technique, Develop Your Brand

Are you a great auditioner? How do you feel after you hit “Send” on a self-submission? Do you know what a job getting self-tape should look like? Your best acting needs to show up in your auditions! Our actors blow the competition away with professional skills that get them booked.

The Audition Code picks up right where Comedy Essentials leaves off. In The Audition Code, we focus on killer audition and self-taping technique. You’ll work on camera multiple times in every class. These days, actors are hired by Producers off of digitally recorded performances, sent to them by Casting Directors. There are no ‘tapes’ anymore. Actors rarely meet Casting Directors or Producers in person. There are typically no adjustments and no second chances. Our training means you won’t need one!

Go further and deeper into The Heroes of Comedy and Gunnar’s iCAMERA method of script analysis. Working actors know how Casting sees them. You will receive clear, personalized guidance on your type and branding. We will help you polish your identity in the marketplace and create a stronger pitch to Agents. Managers, Casting Directors, Network Executives and Producers!


Send Bulletproof Auditions

The Audition Code is an on-going weekly workout so you never have to wait for a start time! You can join any week of the year. Our level system is completely flexible. Most of our students start with Comedy Essentials, however it’s not required. We designed our course structure so that you will feel successful at every point. We think you should get the workout you need when you want.

Stay in a safe environment that you are familiar with as you develop your acting, character building and script analysis skills. Perfecting professional audition technique takes varying amounts of time for different actors. We get that. You can train as long as you’re comfortable in The Audition Code before moving into Gunnar’s Master Class.

A Flexible Program Designed Around Your Life

The Audition Code has two different times to choose from. Pick one as your anchor class and the other class time is available for make ups. You will work on-camera with playback every week. The combination of feedback from the instructors, combined with watching your recorded work is invaluable for a career in TV and film comedy.

ACS has access to all the comedy pilots that are sold to the networks and streaming services each year. We practice with material that is currently casting. Our students are always up to date on the tone, temperature and taste of comedy in the current marketplace. The Audition Code is the place on our path where you discover your unique voice in comedy and train to execute it on-camera anytime, anywhere.

What you’ll learn at a glance:

➥  How to crush your auditions (Includes multi-cam, single-cam & dramedy scripts)

➥  How to adapt stage, improv and theater training to working on sets and on-camera

➥  Nailing adjustments and redirects

➥  How to pitch yourself to Agents, Managers & Casting

➥  What important clues you’re missing from the Breakdowns and Audition Sides

Days & Times

The Audition Code is an ongoing weekly workout that is conducted online. There is no start or end date. You can join any time. Class meets weekly on the following days:

Mondays 6 – 9 pm PT

Thursdays 12 – 3 pm PT


Erin Coleman


Steve Fisher




Is there a prerequisite for this class?

The majority of our students take Comedy Essentials before entering The Audition Code. Occasionally returning students or new students with equivalent training bypass Comedy Essentials and begin here. If you’re unsure where to start, talk to one of our faculty. We will gladly meet with you at no extra cost. Email or call 323-302-9152 to set up a time.


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 one of our instructors for a brief Zoom meeting to ask questions, you can email us at


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 Comedy Essentials and 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?

Your spot in the course is not secure until full payment is received.


I have zero experience. Will I be okay?

If you have zero experience, Comedy Essentials is the correct option for you.


I’m an advanced actor. Is this class too basic?

No! The Audition Code is a safe place to develop your acting and audition skills. In an ongoing class, students don’t have to stress about levels or passing at the end of several weeks. It takes time to practice and perfect homework skills, foundational acting training and audition technique.

The Audition Code covers all areas of professional acting in a comprehensive way that builds lasting confidence. Actors who have studied theater and improv are often quite challenged by the demands of on-camera audition technique and other aspects of career building. The Audition Code is the right place for actors who know they need time to develop and still be challenged!


How do I sign up for a course?

For The Audition Code, you can email


How often does The Audition Code meet?

Once a week ongoing. Classes are paid for on a monthly basis.


I still have questions, is there someone I can talk to?

Yes! You can email or call us at 323-302-9152.


To get in class just call or email.


Class is $295 monthly.  Cost is the same whether there are 4 or 5 classes in the month.

More help:

If you have acting training and/or a theater degree prior to starting at Actors Comedy Studio, we recommend spending a minimum of 12 weeks learning The Audition Code.

If you started your acting training here at Actors Comedy Studio, we strongly encourage spending a minimum of 18 weeks in The Audition Code.

Master Class interviews are accepted by request on an individual basis.

Prerequisite: Comedy Essentials or interview with faculty member.