NYC’s Peoples Improv Theater Founder, Ali Reza Farahnakian, Is Bringing Laughter to Healthcare Workers and First Responders

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On Sunday, December 13th at 9pm (EST), The Peoples Improv Theater ( founder, Ali Reza Farahnakian, will host a free online comedy class for Healthcare Workers and First Responders.

New York, NY (PRUnderground) November 30th, 2020

They say laughter is the best medicine*(aside from actual medicine), which is exactly what The Peoples Improv Theater (PIT) founder and Saturday Night Live writing alum, Ali Reza Farahnakian, plans to administer by hosting a free online introductory improvisational comedy class to celebrate Healthcare Workers and First Responders. “I was an EMT in college for a year,” says Farahnakian, “so I have an inkling of the challenges that face healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines, and that was in a non-Covid world. If I can help even 1% to lighten their load, then maybe that’s one way I can help”.

This complimentary comedy session will take place on Sunday, December 13th at 9pm via this Zoom Link. During the hour-long session, viewers will have the chance to ask questions and learn about various aspects of comedy performance and writing in an inclusive virtual space with other members in their field of work. After the Zoom class, any Healthcare Worker or First Responder interested in continuing their comedy education is welcome to a 10% discount off any class taught through The Peoples Improv Theater.

These courses include The Joy of Improv, Improv Level 1, and The Suggestion: A Breakdown. Participants can email info@thepit-nyc with the subject line “HEALTHCARE WORKER/FIRST RESPONDER 10% DISCOUNT” and include their name, email, job title/location, and the class they’d like to take.

Click here to access Ali’s free comedy class (12/13 at 9pm):

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For more information on PIT classes, visit:

About The People’s Improv Theater (PIT)

Founded by Ali Reza Farahnakian in 2002, The PIT is an award-winning performance space &
school dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy –
receiving the title of “NY’s Best Improv Classes” from New York Magazine and “Best Comedy
Club” from The Village Voice. The PIT strives to entertain and educate the community about the
comedic arts in a safe, nurturing, and accessible environment. The PIT offers training in many
areas of comedic study, including award-winning improv classes, sketch & TV writing, stand up
comedy, public speaking, and more.

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