BRAD GARRETT (EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND) TO INSTRUCT SITCOM INTENSIVE
June 15, 2015
Brad Garrett has had a career that many performers would envy. He became an A-list stand-up comedian after winning on “Star Search” and, after several years at the top as a professional stand-up, moved into television, performing in nearly 250 episodes of situation comedy. He is best known for his roles of Robert Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond (for which he won three Emmy ® Awards and a SAG Award) and as Eddie Stark on Till Death. He was also nominated for an Emmy® and a SAG Award for his portrayal of The Great One in the telefilm Gleason.
Along the way, he also became one of busiest voice-over talents in Hollywood (Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Tangled) and also starred on Broadway in the revival of The Odd Couple. His films include Not Fade Away, Music and Lyrics, Suicide Kings and Sweet and Lowdown.
A phenomenal career in stand-up comedy includes being one of the youngest comics to ever appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jonny Carson, opening for Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, and opening his own comedy club at MGM Grand in Las Vegas to capacity crowds.
He’ll next be seen in the second TV season of Fargo and is alo developing a network hour pilot written by David E. Kelley in which Garrett will star on ABC.
The Gallery division of Simon and Schuster published Garrett’s autobiographical book When The Balls Drop in May, 2015.
Garrett will teach a six-week Sitcom Intensive Workshop at The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Artsin Santa Monica on six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting September 2, 2015 and concluding October 21. The class will focus on sitcom auditioning and on comedic character analysis. Some prior acting experience or training is required, and students must be at least 18 years of age. The class is designed for students at an Intermediate to Advanced level (no beginners, please). The class will be limited to 18 students.
Classes begin each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tuition is $500. A deposit of $250 is required to hold a space with the balance of $250 due at the first class.
This is an opportunity to prepare for a career in Situation Comedy with an award-winning instructor who’s actually been there and done it.
The Acting Studio at Edgemar was founded in 2000 by Edgemar Center for the Art’s artistic director and acting coach Michelle Danner. Edgemar Center for the Arts is a two theater and art gallery complex that houses film screening facilities, and one of the top Los Angeles acting schools.
The address is: 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. To apply for enrollment, please call Sara Lakatos at (805) 405-2255. http://www.edgemarcenter.org