So does comedy.
When you build up your “comedy muscles,” you boost your creativity over a wide range of activities, including problem-solving, leading groups, and generating extraordinary new ideas.
But how can comedy help solve serious problems?
The fact is that most serious problems are solved using playful methods. Physicist Richard Feynman took a light, playful approach to his work in physics and to the Manhattan Project. It led to a Nobel Prize and the atomic bomb. Serious enough for you?
Over the years, most of us have developed considerable ability in identifying problems and avoiding errors. These critical thinking skills are valuable – even life-saving – but when they take control of all our thinking, they can block our creativity. After all, those creative ideas are often a little crazy. When you want to get creative and to remove that block, comedy is the best way to do it.
At Comedy U, we teach a range of techniques for raising your natural creativity to extraordinary new levels. People may be blocked by the fear of being laughed at, but that fear turns to pleasure when laughter is what you’re after. (And it’s even better when your audience’s second reaction is, “Actually, that’s a pretty good idea…”)
In our creativity sessions, you’ll learn powerful methods of thinking and creating. You’ll also laugh and be entertained by the process of doing it.
- Shaking the cobwebs out of group work and engaging everyone’s interest
- How “boring” ideas can be the best
- Unusual brainstorming methods
- Extending your “search radius”
- Praising behaviours, not results
- The amazing power of the “bad version”
- The value of pursuing really terrible ideas
- Using comedy to generate breakthrough solutions
Our methods are not mere “feel-good” exercises or empty theory. We’ve developed our techniques over decades for use in the entertainment industry. They’ve been used to train hundreds of comedians, and to write over 200 hours of film and television under tight budgets and short deadlines. They work.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.