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Audition Alert!

The Orange County Crazies has cast its newly formed Improv Comedy Main Company and will add new players in the summer. Our next auditions will take place in late April. All Main Company players are asked to attend three rehearsals for each show and perform one Saturday night per month for 6 months. Auditionees must be well-trained and experienced in the art form of improv and also be exceptional team players. Performers range from 18-80 years of age. Auditions by appointment only. Email: assistant@occrazies.com for pre-screening and an audition slot in April.

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One woman show: How Cherie Kerr brought comedy to O.C. and has kept people laughing for 32 years! Read the Whole Story!

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Please support three of our incredible sponsors:

Zov’s Restaurant – Tustin, CA 714 838-8855

Pop’s Cafe – Santa Ana 714 543-2772

And Chapter One: The Modern Local, downtown Santa Ana – 714 352-2225

WHO WE ARE

The Orange Crazies offers classes in Improv, Stand-up, Sketch Comedy, and workshops for how to develop Original Characters, well as writing classes. Courses range from weekly sessions to one-day weekend classes. Graduation performances follow each class series.  With restrictions lifted, the OC Crazies will conduct all classes and shows on-site at The De Pietro Performance Center in Santa Ana at its 78-seat, black-box theater. Various classes are still available online via Zoom, as well as one-on-one private coaching sessions.

Over the past 32 years, the Orange County Crazies has become an enviable institution as it remains the longest-running and most prominent organization of its kind in the County of Orange. Based in Santa Ana, California, the O.C. Crazies school and the quality of its classes are unmatched; its student performances crowd-pleasing. Since its inception, it has garnered stellar reviews and a number of awards for its original and creative works, as well as for its unparalleled school of comedy.

The Orange Crazies offers classes in Improv, Stand-up, Sketch Comedy, and workshops for how to develop Original Characters, well as writing classes. It also offers the ‘Lil Crazies workshop and shows for youngsters 8-13 years of age. Courses range from weekly sessions to one-day weekend classes. Graduation performances follow each class series.  With restrictions lifted, the OC Crazies will conduct all classes and shows on-site at The De Pietro Performance Center in Santa Ana at its 78-seat, black-box theater. Various classes are still available online, as well as one-on-one private coaching sessions.

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Upcoming Standup Comedy Class

Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. starting Monday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 30, 2022 for three weeks, 6 sessions. Graduation show to follow. We take only 4 students and our classes fill quickly. Enroll now! Tuition $425

Call the Crazies at 714 550-9890 or email: assistant@occrazies.com to enroll

All Improv Class — Live At The Theater

Wednesday evenings -Starting February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 – Graduation show to follow shortly thereafter. Class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Limited to 8 students

Tuition: $425

Children from Orange County Rescue Mission enjoy a morning session of fun improv games and drills with the Orange County Crazies!

Stand-Up Comedy

Left to right: Max Sohn, Alex Fitchen, Charlie Twichell, Guy Nelson, Robbie Nelson and Benny Chang gather for applause to close out standup comedy graduation show, Saturday, August 21, 2021.

UPCOMING One-Day CLASSES:

Sketch Comedy Writing

Standup Comedy Writing

How to Develop Original Characters


Standup Comedy Shows

Saturday nights – 7:30 p.m. February 19, April 9 and June 11. Call to audition. Reserve tickets: assistant@occrazies.com or 714 550-9890. Tix $15


All Improv – Live At The Theater


Sketch Comedy Writing

  • Fridays: April 1, 8, 15 22, 2022 6 – 8 p.m.– Class size is limited to 6 students. Tuition: $475


‘Lil Crazies new workshop and performance series boot camp is for youngsters 8 to 13 years of age and limited to 6 students. Children will learn the many basics and “rules and tools” of improv comedy during these fast-paced three-hour sessions. At the end of this series, the youngsters will stage a live performance giving them the opportunity to showcase (before a live audience) what they’ve learned. Tuition: $525.

Next session for youngsters: February 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 12, and 19 – 2022. This class is now full. Call about our summer series.

Please access the links on our home page for more information for each listed class. You may also contact assistant@occrazies.com or 714 550-9890 for more information on classes and to register for the class.



Events & More

How to Improvise Your film (the whole time you’re shooting it).

OC Crazies, in conjunction with ree-invent films, is proud to present this 90-minute workshop hosted by Cherie Kerr, winner of 17 film festival awards. Click for More Info!

  • Thursday evening, . March 23 — 7p.m. – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: $40.



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