The popular USC School of Dramatic Arts program helps students hone their communication and interpersonal skills, teaching collaboration while also nurturing creativity.
“Yes, we want to make the audience laugh,” says one member of the USC School of Dramatic Arts group. “But we also want to make them cry, and gasp, those kinds of reactions.”
The comedian and actor discussed a wide range of topics, from his days at USC to his big break on Saturday Night Live.
Offensive routines, outraged audiences and changing social norms have long been a part of stand-up comedy in America, USC scholars say. They also suggest some up-and-coming comedians to watch.
Offensive routines, outraged audiences and changing social norms have long been a part of stand-up comedy in America, say USC scholars, who also suggest up-and-coming comedians to watch.
Commedus Interruptus, the university’s oldest comedy troupe, holds court next to Tommy Trojan at 1 p.m. on Fridays.
Trojans get an in-depth look at the art and how it has become so popular, thanks to USC School of Dramatic Arts faculty member and comedian Wayne Federman.
For the first time, a sketch show will be featured in the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ spring lineup. And no, it won’t be full of jokes about Zoom.
As both a comedian and a teacher, Judith Shelton encourages her students at the USC School of Dramatic Arts to take risks and celebrate their imperfections.
Eddie Barojas was confined to a bed for years after developing a severe lymphedema. Today — thanks to a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, urologists and wound-care specialists — he’s back on his feet and ready to return to comedy.