Andy Alder: Addition Or Subtraction? (Improv Workshop)


Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Voodoo Comedy
  • Instructor(s): Andy Alder
  • Price: FREE!

  • Free Class

This workshop is FREE.  No advance signup needed, just show up and play!


When should you enter the scene? What will be your impact when you join?  Knowing when and how to enter a scene can mean the difference of ‘adding’ to the characters and scene, versus ‘subtracting’, derailing or stalling the energy and motion. Walk-ons, crosses, reveals, and scene painting through physical or charter enhancements, can all take things to a higher level while gifting the performers with additional depth and insight. We’ll explore means to expand and heighten different aspects of the environment.


Andy Alder grew up in a small town in Kansas and discovered improv in college by taking a class with what he was told had “no homework” (the person was wrong). It changed his life. Since then he’s been performing, teaching and writing for over 20 years. Most recently, he spent 15 years in the SF Bay area, where he performed with ComedySportz of San Jose and various other groups. At CSz he was the team director, co-creator of several shows and an advanced training program, coach and instructor of both short and long form styles. Andy’s style of play centers on relationship, authenticity, and connection. He’s teaching style is one of support, depth, creative approaches and challenges to help each student explore and develop. He recently moved to Colorado with his wife and is excited to join the incredible Denver community.