Josh Telson is a comedian and filmmaker living in Berlin, Germany by way of New York City. He is a co-director and instructor at The Comedy Café Berlin Training School, where he has been teaching for the past 4 years. He has also taught with ComedySportz Berlin and Hive Improv. As a filmmaker he has produced, shot and directed countless short films and documentaries, including numerous sketch videos and comedy shorts.
He is a founding member of GLB and a former member of ComedySportz Berlin, two of the most popular improv groups in Berlin. He co-founded one of Berlin’s first Harold teams “The Improv Amt”, and the improvised podcast “piffle!” with his brother Noah. As a stand up comedian, he performs regularly all over Berlin and Germany, and back in New York City whenever he can. He is the creator and co-host of Four Eyes Story Night, a comedy storytelling open mic, and was the host of Oh No!, a comedy storytelling showcase at Comedy Café Berlin. As the father of two young children, he uses his improv skills on a daily basis because kids are f•cking crazy.
WORKSHOPS / WARSZTATY
Storytelling has connected us since we were hunter-gatherers sitting around a campfire. This workshop will offer students a basic set of tools to find and tell their own true stories. We all have these stories within us - from embarrassing moments and heartache, to crazy adventures and moments of truth. Students will learn to tap into their own lives to find relatable stories and anecdotes, to shape those stories into compelling narratives, and to find the humor that makes them engaging to an audience. We will focus on powering through our natural fear of judgment to reach a place of confidence in our life experiences. The workshop will concentrate on both prepared storytelling and extemporaneous storytelling.
If you’ve ever felt yourself holding back on stage for fear of revealing too much of your true self, if you’ve ever been interested in using monologues to inspire your improv, or if you’re just a fan of The Moth and want to learn how to tell your own stories, this is the perfect workshop for you.10-16 students, RED TRAIL // SZLAK CZERWONY