The Audition Code

Cold Reading, Audition & Self-Tape technique, Find Your Brand

Are you a great auditioner? How do you feel when you read for a Casting Director? Do you know what a job getting self-submission 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 ends. Now we focus on room winning audition and self-taping technique. Work with the camera mulitple times in every class. Actors are hired by producers off of digitally recorded performances, sent from Casting to Producers via links. There are no ‘tapes’ anymore and actors often have to submit their auditions themselves.

We’ll continue to deepen your understanding of The Heroes of Comedy and our 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 sell yourself to the Industry!


We’ll Make Your Auditions Bulletproof

The Audition Code is an on-going practice so you never have to wait for a start time! We’ve innovated the level system within an acting program by making it completely flexible. Skillfully incorporating smart script analysis, refined characterizations, professional level performance and audition technique takes varying amounts of time for different actors. We get that.

We designed our PATH so you will feel successful at every point. We think you should move to the next level when it makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is moving on just because that’s what the program dictates. Neither does it make sense to repeat a level and start from scratch with the same information and new classmates.

When you’re guided by Industry Experts and trained like an acting athlete, your odds of booking go up. Way up. Stay in a safe environment you are familiar with before you move on. All of our faculty are glad to become your mentors in the craft, not just an instructor you had in a class. The PATH at Actors Comedy Studio is a system you can trust with a personal touch other acting and comedy programs lack.

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 ongoing and conducted through Zoom. There is no start or end date. You can join any time. Class meets weekly on the following days:

Mondays 7 – 10 pm

Thursdays 12 – 3 PM



To get in class just call or email.


Usually $295 monthly. Now just $195 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.



Is there a prerequisite for this class?

The vast majority of our students take Comedy Essentials before entering The Audition Code. Occasionally returning students or new students with equivalent training or on-set experience bypass Comedy Essentials and begin here. If you’re unsure where to start, talk to one of our faculty. We will 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?

Yes! Our program is built to accommodate actors learning from scratch and experienced actors who want our specialized training in television comedy.


Where can I park?

Currently all classes are offered exclusively via Zoom so parking is not an issue.  The following instructions are intended only for in-person classes at our studio for whenever they resume. 

Actors Comedy Studio is conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles. Metered parking is available on Beverly Blvd. and additional plentiful parking is available in the safe and well-lit surrounding neighborhood.

We’re within walking distance of The Grove, Pan Pacific Park, CBS Studios, Erewhon Natural Foods Market, The U.S. Post Office, Urban Pet, Blick Art Supplies and a multitude of restaurants like Shaky Alibi, Terroni, Milk and El Coyote.

Because Actors Comedy Studio is also a social place, it was important for us to find a location that enables our students, faculty and friends to gather and network before and after class.


Beverly Blvd.

2 hour Metered Parking until 8 pm. After 8 pm, you can remain parked at metered spaces throughout the evening.

Vista and Gardner (Side Streets)

2 hour parking until 6 pm. Permit parking only thereafter.

Oakwood (1 block north of Beverly Blvd.)

Some sections are available except for 2 hour street cleaning restrictions during the day. Some sections are 2 hour parking only during the day and permit parking only after 6pm.

Rosewood (2 blocks north of Beverly Blvd.)

Some sections are available except for 2 hour street cleaning restrictions during the day. Some sections are 2 hour parking only during the day and permit parking only after 6pm.

There is no actor parking available in the lot behind the building.


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.