Get Out of Your Head:
Right Brain Improv

with Rich Talarico

Peabody® award winning writer of Key & Peele

Friday, September 29, 2023 
7pm to 10pm

NOVA NIghtsky Theater
1057 Broad Street, Suite 216
Falls Church, Virginia

“Rich Talarico is one of  the all time great Caucasian Improvisers.”
— Tina Fey

Workshop is limited to 20 people - SOLD OUT!!!

When an improviser says “I was in my head up there…” They really mean they were in their LEFT brain on stage. And, what we want is to be in our RIGHT brain when we are improvising. Thinking v. Emotion. Discovery v. Invention. This evening of exercises will get players to focus on present-tense moment-to-moment engagement, playing from their strong emotional core. Students will also learn techniques on gift giving and playing in POV. Join Rich Talarico a 30-year improv vet and alumnus of The Second City and Improv Olympic, as he leads this workshop that will leave you with many tools to instantly create organic characters and worlds. Don’t just improvise, thrive.

Rich Talarico is a Peabody® Award winner who boasts four Emmy® nominations, as well as four Writers Guild Award noms. Rich is a distinguished writer/producer known for his significant contributions to Key & Peele. Rich wrote K&P favorites Substitute Teacher, Racist Zombies, Karim and Jahar, Hatz, Teaching Center, Obama Greets, Black Ice and many more. Rich wrote and produced on some of the biggest comedy shows in late-night; MADtv, The Tonight Show w. Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, and the critically acclaimed, Review. Rich is an alum of Chicago’s Second City and has appeared in featured roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MADtv, the feature film High Fidelity and A&W Root Beer’s classic TV ad, “Mr. Dumass.” Talarico’s extensive experience in the comedy industry has made him a sought-after teacher, writer and consultant. — more at

“As a teacher, Rich Talarico brings Lakers legendary coach Phil Jackson to mind. A cerebral educator who brings out the best in people.”

— Keith “Lucky” Lehrer original drummer of “Circle Jerks”

“Rich is the embodiment of good improv: positive, giving, and genuine.”

— Colin Thornton – co-founder, Improv Cincinnati

“Rich’s workshop is considered a ‘must take’ at any festival he attends.”

— Chris Moody – Producer, Detroit Improv Festival

“Rich shows you how small gifts build to deep, wonderful characters and scenes.”

— Cean Okada, Student

“Rich’s class left me feeling confident and having many tools at my disposal to instantly create stronger scenes.  The surprising thing is how simple these ideas are.”

— Steve Halasz, Student

“Rich loves to teach, but also wants to learn from his students.  His passion and respect for improv as an ever-evolving art form is infectious.  Also, he’s a shitload of fun.”

—  Amy Rhodes, Student

“Since his workshop, I’ve been happily stealing Rich’s exercises and have seen such a huge difference with our students. I’m forever grateful for this class and can’t wait to work with Rich again in the future.”

— Kevin Shimko, Artistic Director of the Comedy Arts Theater of Charlotte (CATCh)

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