Actors Comedy Studio

Actors Comedy Studio

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Actors Comedy Studio
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5

I just completed the Sitcom Script Analysis class with Gunnar and I have to say it was absolutely a great investment in my career as an actress and producer.

Gunnar has found a way to use his years of experience to provide useful knowledge and insight. This mixed with his compassion, intelligence, and encouraging spirit helped our class to feel valued and inspired to get better at what we do - every day!

I can't wait to study further at Actor's Comedy Studio.

Tip: Parking on the streets can be very difficult at certain times of the day in the area - it appears to be OK to park your vehicle at the park down the street.

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5

Gunnar truly knows his stuff!!! It was incredible to have him blow my mind four weeks in a row!! With this man by your side, any actor who is willing to put in some hard work, can rise to the top of their archetype and hang with the best comedic actors there are! I think every actor should take this writing class, and do themselves and their career a favor!

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5

Simply the best classes I have taken since moving to LA. The classes are so relevant and the instructors (Gunnar, Lauren, Jason, et al) are excellent and up to date with what it takes to make it in sitcoms today. The classes I have taken at Actors Comedy Studio is money well spent.

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5

Being a part of Actors Comedy Studio has been one of the best decisions I have made so far since moving to Los Angeles. They offer weekly classes that range from the beginner actor, to the professional actor. This is a safe, skill building place where you can learn everything from the audition technique and cold reading, to character development and script analysis. It is a fun time, and can be somewhat therapeutic and relaxing, but also challenging in a positive way that helps push you to become better and better at what you love doing, acting. I have taken weekly classes for almost a year, as well as many workshops and seminars, ranging from script analysis and improv classes, to casting director workshops. If you want to be good at something, then you need to put everything you have into it. Actors Comedy Studio will give you what you are looking for.

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5

ACS is THE ONLY place to train for sitcoms as far as I'm concerned. I have studied at ACS for over a year now and I have nothing but the most positive things to say about this studio and the people who run it. Gunnar and Lauren are some of the most intelligent people when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of what it is happening in situational comedy today and right now. They're eternally focused on keeping on top of what's going on in the industry and making sure they are teaching they're students what's important and how best to understand how to create the best auditions possible. Not only is ACS an AMAZING place to train and hone your skills, but it is also a place that has felt like another home for me. Having a network of like-minded people has always been important to me for my "artistic health" and I'm so glad to say that ACS has provided a community of hard-working passionate artists that I am continually inspired by. I have the utmost respect for my peers at the studio and for Gunnar and Lauren who are two of the most inspiring individuals I have ever met. The studio that they have created is nothing short of amazing. If you are looking for amazing training in a positive environment taught by people who are on top of the industry than ACS is the right place for you. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Actors Vocal Program they offer with instructor Corinne Dekker. Yes, you heard me right. An Comedy Studio that offers amazing voice lessons. Whether you are a beginner or experienced professional, Corinne is an amazing teacher. She understands the voice and the vulnerability it can bring and she makes you feel comfortable in the classroom and explains things in a way that make you feel like you just encountered a miracle.Go to this studio for the BEST training around.

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5

It was quite a search and journey, I have found a fit for me in LA. I have a degree in theater and I have studied and done numerous shows and even showcases in LA. The transition from coast to coast from Stage to Film is extremely difficult. Actors Comedy Showcase is making me grow immensely week by week connecting talent to WORK. It's an Honor to work with both Lauren Bertoni and Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher. When I met them, they asked me what they could do for MY career and they gauge what they can do with each and every actor separately. In this studio, you compete against yourself, because there is only you. I haven't been asked that sincerely in my acting career. ACS provides on Camera sitcom acting class in which I'm enrolled currently. To think i went to so many auditions not knowing the rules of acting on film and especially in the audition room. I have learned more in 2 months than I have the many years I have already spent in LA. They have an amazing Staff that give specific notes and you get to work through your notes after you watch yourself on Playback. To Correct and learn your mistakes. It is an efficient way to learn and improve every class. They offer different classes, private coachings, career coachings, intensives, and schedule out several Industry showcases each month and its ONLY $20 for students and non students all the time. The class I take begins with announcements and discussions about the trade and what is happening in the industry. At first I just learned by listening, and now I am reading everyday just to share every week. Its such a great knowledgeable vibe at the studio, actors and staff. It's worth the interview with the Co Owners right at the studio. I recommend this to any Actor or actress as it creates a network of HONEST, healthy improvement in your career.

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5

Like many actors, I'm a conservatory graduate that has spent most of his time learning the art of acting in a theatre setting. While this traditional approach is essential to building your foundation, it doesn't adequately prepare you for the fast paced, audition environment of Los Angeles. Actors Comedy Studio was the NEXT STEP in my training. Gunnar and Lauren are excellent at teaching you how to apply your skill set to TV and film. Beyond that, you learn voice control, television archetypes, audition blocking and techniques, and how to overcome mental blocks to achieve the confidence you need when chasing this craft we love.Actors Comedy Studio is a must for those looking to take their acting career to the next level.

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5

Getting one’s footing in Los Angeles takes time, persistence, and money. After moving from NYC, I found it nearly impossible to find a studio I was happy with, until a friend referred me to ACS. BEST investment for my career in LA! ACS has provided a creative, positive environment and has prepared me to take on this hard to maneuver town. Since studying with Gunnar, I have landed both an agent and manager. He provides the in-depth knowledge to truly understand comedy from an acting and business perspective. Gunnar is intensely passionate and “gets it.” The entire team at ACS are fantastic allies and my career has certainly benefited from it. I am beyond grateful for this gem of a studio!!

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5

I am a current student at the Actors Comedy Studio and I don't plan on leaving any time soon! This place has given me all the tools I need to become a working actor in LA. Not only do we focus on the craft, but there is a huge emphasis on the business side of being a professional actor, which can often be overlooked in acting classes. The studio offers private career consultations, $20 workshops, and best of all, an intimate working environment with a supportive community of teachers dedicated to your success. Gunnar and Lauren are great at working with students individually and at all levels! With a background in theater, I came into this class with little on-camera training. After a few short weeks, I felt confident and knowledgeable about the logistics of a real, on-camera audition. I highly recommend ACS to anyone serious about infiltrating the entertainment industry. I have taken many acting classes, and I can say from experience that it is the hardest to find a great comedy teacher. Look no further. Gunnar has methodically perfected the art of comedy, and every actor, both comedic and dramatic, can and WILL benefit from this program! 5 stars!

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5

Lauren and Gunnar have build an incredible place for Actors in LA with Actors Comedy Studio. I am SO glad a good friend recommended them to me. I have been taking classes there now for nearly 1 year and have upped my game 200%. If you are looking for a safe, supportive container to learn the skills and hone your craft this is the place to go. If you are looking for honest, critical info on how the industry works, what you need to do to get work, and how as an actor to be prepared and get into the right mindset, this is the best place. Both Lauren and Gunnar are beyond generous with their time, care and knowledge. They give you professional, on point feedback on how to market yourself and present yourself best to get work.

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5

LA has no shortage of actors, and thus, no shortage of acting teachers. But finding an excellent one is the trick. What puts Gunnar in that category is, like any great coach in any field, he caters his message to the individual. Yes, you'll learn how to break down a script and the 10 characters of comedy, but all of this is meant to bring out the many shades of you in the room, and Todd has an uncanny ability to figure out each individual's key to unlocking his/her specific, unique colors. At the end of the day, finding the right instructor for you is a very personal decision, and ultimately is about results. When it comes to comedy, no one has aided me better in achieving results than Gunnar. And it all comes through a non-results oriented attack that begins and ends with sharing your truth. If you're ready to share it, and have a few laughs in the process, The Actors Comedy Studio may very well be the perfect environment for you.

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5

I 100% reccommend Actors Comedy Studio!If you want to be on a Sitcom ACS is the place to be.Gunnar and all the teachers work specifically with comedy scripts and use the latest sides from on air TV shows to give you the knowledge and skill necessary for working in today's industry.Not only has my acting improved, I have found it much easier to break down and analyze a script in order to give my best performance.ACS's ten characters of comedy is the perfect foundation into finding and playing your character truthfully, while also making an audience laugh.The $20 workshops gives anyone, not just students, a great way to be seen and work in front of professional Casting Directors, that could potentially lead to more auditions and booked work.

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5

FACT: ACS is the only Acting Studio dedicated solely to mastering the art of Sitcom. I started at ACS a few weeks after relocating to LA from NYC. Like any diligent New Yorker, I did my research and looked into several acting studios before landing at ACS. Diligence pays off kids. If you're serious about having a career in sitcom or if you just want to understand the science behind why some people are funny and others are not - ACS is really the only place to be.Word to the wise, Gunnar will not let you get away with bad work - That's probably the most important thing I can say about his class. Beyond that he always provides SPECIFIC reasoning behind why it was in fact, "bad work." So much of acting (and humor in general) is subjective - not with Gunnar. He turns comedy scripts in to easy-to-read road maps to comedy gold.If you're ready to step it up a notch and get serious about comedy, you should probably call Gunnar... the actors going into "the room" on either side of you probably already have:)

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5

ACS is absolutely fantastic! I seriously can’t say enough good things about it. I currently take ongoing classes and have taken many of the workshops, and everything about the studio is top notch. I found out about ACS through a workshop that Gunnar did in Portland, OR and fortunately decided to enroll in regular classes once I moved down to LA. Talk about landing at the right place at the right time! The studio has not only been an excellent place to take classes and learn as an actor, but I also value that we have a great, supportive community of super awesome peeps.Everything the studio does is of the highest quality. They also make a concentrated effort to make sure that their classes and workshops, though they may touch on similar topics, are distinct and unique from each other. As far as the classes I have studied mostly with Gunnar and he is phenomenal. He is a focused, detailed teacher and he has an amazing depth of knowledge about the industry that I consider truly invaluable. I love that our classwork not only consists of learning so many incredible things about comedy, but also includes discussions about what is going on in the industry, developing our careers, and many other related topics that help you become a more well rounded artist. We work multiple times during class, we practice on camera, and we get specific, individualized feedback. Gunnar is able to really zero in on who his students are, their personalities, look, etc. and helps them hone in on their individual skills to develop their comedy in a specific and unique way. I feel super lucky that I started my journey in LA at ACS and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for excellent classes, to grow as an artist, switch things up in their career, or just connect with some terrific peeps.

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5

Actors comedy studioIF YOU DONT KNOW - NOW YOU KNOW!... I have been studying at Actors Comedy Studio for 3 months now, when i was given the opportunity to take a class for 8 weeks learning all about sitcoms- i jumped on it. Not only is Actors Comedy Studio the ONLY studio that offers this class but the teachers not only are extremely credited- they bring in outside sources that are also extremely credited. This studio is ran by LAUREN BERTONI and GUNNAR TODD ROHRBACHER - 2 of the elite in the business. These people not only know EVERYTHING but they know EVERYONE! And if you are in LA- you know thats what matters. Check their credentials. Facts don't lie. Being blessed enough to be in the same room with them and be taught by them is out of this world. These are 2 people in hollywood who ARE NOT SELFISH with there knowledge. These people know the business and they tell it like it is. In this sitcom class, i was taught the truth of what happens in the real world of sitcoms. It moves fast! They know all the secrets that is imperative for actors who want to WORK! (Because thats why we are here!) the things i was taught now have me prepared for anything thrown my way... You want the secrets? Well, then take the class. You will be just as protective and territorial over this studio as i am. show less

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5

An excellent way to fine tune your on camera audition technique! A must for comedians and improvisers looking to take there acting/auditioning for film and TV seriously!

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5

Gunnar, Lauren and ACS are game changers. The studio’s relevance in the marketplace is outstanding. Gunnar works with his students to build characters we can draw from and sell ourselves to sitcoms TODAY. The ACS philosophy is current. Gunnar also understands that the marketplace is constantly changing. He is clear and CONSICE, which is a rare trait for an acting teacher! Finally, and most importantly, my ACS sitcom acting class is the most FUN acting class I take.

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5

I found ACS after having studied at UCB for a few years. I was looking for a place to round out my training, and ACS turned out to be the perfect solution. The Acting For Sitcoms class not only teaches you technique specifically geared towards the sitcom world, but also teaches and reinforces on-camera, audition, cold-reading technique as well. The on-going nature of the class allows them to work with you over time, keep track of problem areas, track progress, and guide you towards success. I look forward to class every week, and would recommend this school to anyone in a heartbeat You'll definitely see results!

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5

This acting class is 5 star all the way. Gunnar Rohrbacher, Lauren Bertoni and their staff at ACS are topnotch. They're knowledgeable, supportive and passionate sans ego which are not always easy to find, I've been studying with them for over 3 years and my booking ratio has doubled. They not only know the business but they are also able to communicate their process in such a way that the students are able to understand and apply it to every audition and every job. I believe every actor should be continually enrolled in an acting class and I'm happy to call this class home.

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5

After years of studying at a conservatory program for acting, taking numerous acting classes in New York with top teachers, and working with a multitude of coaches, it’s easy to become aware of and anticipate many commonalities of style and approach.Taking class with Gunnar at ACS has been a completely new and authentic experience. His teaching method is completely unique and so helpful. Sitcom acting is incredibly stylized and specific, and Gunnar helps you understand the depth within it and encourages you to find the YOU in your work.I’ve gained so much confidence in my work and my understanding of how to approach sitcom material.

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5

Top ten reasons I like Actors Comedy Studio:10. Plenty of FREE street parking9. Clean bathrooms8. Lynn, the office manager, returns calls/emails quickly7. User-friendly small intimate classes6. $20 workshops with top industry professionals; this is for EVERYONE all the time5. Lauren and Gunner also teach the business perspective of acting, marketing and social media4. Practical tools actors can use immediately for auditions and bookings3. SITCOM ESSENTIALS - a comprehensive multi-cam sitcom course where class imitates life; a performance night in front of a live audience in a traditional multi-cam set up PLUS rewrite on the spot...yeap...scary and fun!2. Gunner and Lauren know how to unlock the "Humor Code" within us; via their guidance you'll discover and embrace your greatest asset that's uniquely yours1. Gunner and Lauren, founders of ACS, no superegos, just invaluable on-the-ground knowledge dedicated to the personal growth in each actor's development

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5

I've been studying at Actors Comedy Studio just shy of two years now. I've had the pleasure of studying & working with all of the studio's founders & teachers. I started from the ground up with Lauren in the Foundation class then progressed into Gunnar's Master Class. The wonderful thing about studying with ACS is not only do you get an in depth understanding of performing sitcom comedy, but also of the industry as a whole. They are very transparent in their knowledge of the industry & do not want you to miss out on any opportunities. They support you & celebrate you on your successes. It is truly like a family. I have come to grow so much as an actress, a person, & a business woman. They have really taught me to value myself & my craft. And you get to go to class every week & laugh your booty off...so what's not to like?!

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5

I studied with Gunnar in his Script Analysis class and Sitcom Master class. Both are information packed. The Top 10 Characters of Comedy taught at ACS is my go-to reference for auditions and scene work prep. It helps me to understand the writer's intension and streamline my choices to move the story along. Gunnar works tirelessly preparing for each class agenda. His work ethics and enthusiasm as a teacher and studio owner is infectious and admirable.

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5

ACTORS: Have no fear, ACS IS AWESOME. I've been with them for 2 years and I have not been more happier with my career and my acting skills. Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher and Lauren Bertoni are very easy to approach and are always focused on making every class a unique experience. With fun warm-up games, intense open-discussions, personalized notes that purely benefit you, and playback of the recorded scenes from class, I think they succeed. I have booked a feature film, a sketch comedy show, and countless web-series roles because of their teachings, if that helps!

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5

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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