Who We Are

Over the past 30 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 un-matched; 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. Courses are range from weekly six-sessions to one-day weekend classes. And they are now available online. Graduation performances follow each class series.  Once Covid-19 subsides, we will resume all classes and performances at the De Pietro Performance Center in Santa Ana. at its 78-seat, black-box theater.


The Orange Crazies offers classes in Improv, Stand-up, Sketch Comedy, and workshops for how to develop Original Characters, well as writing classes. Courses are range from weekly six-sessions to one-day weekend classes. And they are now available online. Graduation performances follow each class series.  Once Covid-19 subsides, we will resume all classes and performances at the De Pietro Performance Center in Santa Ana. at its 78-seat, black-box theater.


BELOW IS OUR ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE VIA ZOOM.

STANDUP COMEDY WRITING

  • Adults: Two-day course: Saturday, February 20 and 27, 2021– 9 A.M. – NOON. Class size is limited to 6 students. Tuition: $295.
  • Children’s Stand Up Comedy: Tuesdays/Thursdays – starting April 30, May 2 – 6 sessions – 3:30 to 5 p.m. for 3 weeks culminating in a graduation show (live at the De Pietro Performance Center) or via Zoom.

ALL IMPROV

  • Two-day course: Friday evenings: March 6, 12, 19, 26, 2021 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Class limited to 6 students. Tuition: $375. Learn from exercises and drills during this highly interactive and fun course. Our focus is being fast on your feet. 

SKETCH COMEDY WRITING

Planned for in-theater instruction starting in spring (pending Covid guidelines):

Lil’ Crazies Improv Boot Camp: Saturdays, May 6, 12,19, 26 from 9 to noon – Class size is limited to 8 students. Tuition: $550

Lil’ Crazies new workshop and performance series will start at the De Pietro Performance Center in the spring pending Covid-19 restrictions. This boot camp is for youngsters 8 to 12 years of age. Ii will be as soon as it is safe to open up. 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.

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.


Watch us on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBt_OOIs70sSwBhe64173Q/videos


NOTE: WE ARE HOPEFUL TO HAVE THE THEATER OPEN BY MID-APRIL (WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PLACE). BELOW IS OUR TENTATIVE SCHEDULE. UNTIL THEN, WE ARE CONTINUING TO TEACH ALL CLASSES ONLINE VIA ZOOM.