Harold is a form of improvisational theater developed by Del Close and taught by many improv programs throughout the country. Harold creates multiple characters, scenes, and story lines, all merging into one common thread. Many of todays sitcoms have their roots based in Harold. Thirty Rock, Modern Family
Harold teams are cast from student improvisers based on their development at the Unplanned Comedy Training Center. To be cast on a Harold team you must have finished up to and including IMPROV 301.
Students are encouraged to put together practice teams, get a seasoned coach, and work on your own style of Harold. Maybe your team can become a current Unplanned Harold team.
Classes are 3 hours, 8 weeks long, and will conclude with a class show.
Woody is a 20 year veteran of improv and sketch comedy, studying, training, and performing in Los Angeles at IO WEST, Groundlings, and UCB LA. After moving back to Pittsburgh 3 years ago, he launched his own venture, Unplanned Comedy Pittsburgh. Woody performs on the Harold team THE WRITERS' ROOM and the duo WOODY and TESSA. You can also hear him on his podcast UNPLANNED UNSEEN: An Improv Comedy Podcast were he and invited special guest do some banter and schtick.