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The 5 Day Actors Comedy Essentials


The Actors Comedy Studio LA

This 5-day intensive is designed to expedite and simulate a live, multi-cam sitcom shoot. In the days leading up to shoot night, students will learn about comedy archetypes & character development through the 10 Characters of Comedy, as well as how to break down scripts & understand comedy the way the writers intended using the iCAMERA technique.
Gunnar & Lauren will bring lots of material, giving the actors plenty of practice performing and receiving notes.

Gunnar and Lauren will assign scenes, and work directly with the students to breathe life into the characters and performances. After rehearsal & a table read, the student’s final performance will be recorded live in front of a studio audience (of friends & family), complete with multiple takes and re-writes on the fly. This footage will then be edited, produced, and provided to the student on completion of the intensive.

·       Star in your own sitcom scene!
·       Perform live in front of a studio audience
·       Receive personalized feedback from industry experts
·       Break down scripts the way the writers intended
·       Learn how to brand yourself in today’s marketplace
·       Leave with produced footage

Hone your audition technique with feedback and learn what it’s like to work on a network & studio level.
The class will culminate in a screening of the edited scenes, & wrap with a Q&A.

Lauren & Gunner Comedy

Gunnars’ Bio:

Gunnar Rohrbacher is the founder of Actors Comedy Studio in Los Angeles and a contributing writer to Backstage Magazine. He introduced and taught his Acting for Sitcoms curriculum to both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and New York Film Academy. In addition, he designed and exclusively taught the Acting for Animators program for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Lauren’s Bio:

Lauren is currently pursuing her Ed. D. at Loyola Marymount University. She is obtaining her doctorate in Education Leadership with a focus on Sitcom Acting. She recently received her Masters Degree in Education. Lauren is a Certified Studio Teacher too. As a comedian Lauren has been featured on E! Channels’ count down shows, specifically Forbes Celebrity Countdown, where she pokes fun of Oprah Winfrey, Bono, Johnny Depp and Keith Richards.



  • 3rd April – 7th April 2017
  • 5 Full Days


Class times:

  • 10am – 1pm & 2pm until 5pm



  • €360 Members / €380 Non-Members
  • €100 Deposit


Max Participates: 16




  • Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved Street, Dublin 2.


To book your place on this course, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information on this course, email our Training Department at Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.