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Classes and Shows

Life is unscripted. Get better at it.

  • Howdy Hour Improv Jam
    Howdy Hour Improv Jam
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 05
    SideBar Gastropub
    Jun 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    SideBar Gastropub, 45 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Join the Howdy Hour Improv Jam! Improvise with Howdy Stranger and other players in front of an audience. All experience levels welcome. $10 to play; Free to see!
  • Improv Comedy Show
    Improv Comedy Show
    Sat, Jun 08
    Hackensack Performing Arts Center
    Jun 08, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Hackensack Performing Arts Center, 102 State St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Howdy Stranger's Improv Comedy Show is completely made up on-the-spot. Shout suggestions to inspire every scene of this highly interactive and hilarious show. ($20-$25 @
  • CLASS: Sketch Comedy Writing (virtual)
    CLASS: Sketch Comedy Writing (virtual)
    Tue, Jun 11
    Jun 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    In this six-week online course, learn the fundamentals of writing SNL-style comedy sketches. From theory and format to pitching and writing, this supportive class will hone your comedic writing skills. Six Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, starting June 11th on Zoom. (Enrollment: $275)
  • CLASS: The Montage (long form)
    CLASS: The Montage (long form)
    Tue, Jun 11
    Hackensack Recreation Center
    Jun 11, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Hackensack Recreation Center, 116 Holt St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    The Montage is a free-style form without structure. This class introduces advanced tactics to help players navigate the comedic chaos. Eight Tuesdays, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, starting June 11th. Class performance July 30th. (Enrollment: $350)
  • CLASS SHOW: Short-Form Games
    CLASS SHOW: Short-Form Games
    Tue, May 28
    Hackensack Recreation Center
    May 28, 2024, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Hackensack Recreation Center, 116 Holt St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
    Come laugh and support our student teams, Footfetti and Oh My Gourd! Each group will perform a variety of short-form improv games in their class show. (Free admission)

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Winners of the NYC Tournament of Improvisers, Howdy Stranger brings professional improv comedy shows and classes to New Jersey.



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Phone: 201-724-0636


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“My face hurt from laughing so much! This is more than a show, it’s an experience. Had such a great time with my friends and family I would recommend this to absolutely anyone. It’s a great time and an awesome way to bond with loved ones."


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