Special Comedy Workshops for Teens and Adults with The Chris and Paul Show

SPECIAL, ONE-DAY COMEDY AND IMPROV WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS AND ADULTS with award-winning comedic performers and Curtain Call alums Chris O’Neill and Paul Valenti of “The Chris and Paul Show!”




Wednesday, February 22, 2023:

Teens (Grades 8 to 12): 5:15pm to 7:15pm (This class is no longer available.)

Adults: 7:30pm to 9:30pm (This class is no longer available.)


Sunday, February 26, 2023:

Adults: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Teens (Grades 8 to 12): 12:30pm to 2:30pm

* Space is limited. Only 16 students per workshop. Workshops are nonsequential. The information covered on one date will be the same information covered on the other. You can sign up for just one or are welcome to sign up for both (at a discount).

Taught by international sketch comedy award winners Chris O’Neill and Paul Valenti of “The Chris and Paul Show,” this is a physical comedy workshop for performers of any skill level – from beginner to expert. Prepare to explore the world of improv and sketch while being pushed to take greater risks in your acting. Classes focus on physicality, building an environment, trusting your fellow scene partner, self-editing, embracing silence, character creation, taking big chances and overcoming a fear of failure. Chris and Paul will equip you with the tools to think outside of the box in the world of improv, clowning, sketch and beyond.

Paul Valenti is a seasoned performer, writer and improviser in New York City. He has had the opportunity to perform throughout the US and in the UK. Paul also has directed numerous short plays and sketches and is an Improv coach as well. Winner of Best Actor at the NYTV Festival for the pilot of The Chris and Paul Show and Best Newcomer at The Montreal Sketch Festival. Nominated for Best Newcomer at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and proud alumnus of Second City NYC.
Christopher John O’Neill is a comedian and Broadway actor, best known for playing the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham in the musical The Book of Mormon. While performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his two-man traveling comedy act, The Chris and Paul Show, O’Neill was spotted by a casting director and invited to audition for the role of Elder Cunningham. He won the 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for the role, during the show’s run at The Kennedy Center. 

Registration: Just $150!

Click here to register for our TEEN Workshop (only February 26 available).

Click here to register for our ADULT Workshop (only February 26 available).


Sibling/spousal discounts available!

Discounts for registering for more than one date!

Scholarships* and payment plans available for those who qualify!

*Scholarships cover up to 50% of any workshop tuition. To apply, simply submit the following to our Education Director, Brian Bianco by email at brian@curtaincallinc.com, by fax at  203-883-1671 or by postal mail at Curtain Call, Inc., Attn: Education Director, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06905:

  • A copy of your most recent tax return (or a letter claiming work disability or stating that your child is part of a reduced lunch program at school).
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, instructor, mentor, director or coach who has worked with the student.
  • A letter from the student (or their parent if the student is below 4th grade or is special needs) stating why our workshop program may be beneficial to you/him/her/them and why they would be a good fit for it.