My first experience with improv was working with Alex. He made me feel comfortable and free to try new things. After a workshop with him, I joined a local improv group. We were able to keep going by using Alex's tips and ideas. Because of his experience teaching and performing improv, Alex has a way of connecting to everyone. From coaching us through simple games to being a supportive scene partner, Alex works with all levels, and I continue to grow and learn from him. 

 

Jennifer Anderson

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Fairbanks, AK

 

Alex is easily one of the most knowledgeable and direct improv teachers I've been fortunate enough to learn from.  He also maintains that rare balance of professionalism and fun that keeps sessions focused and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

 

Eric Wright

BOOM CITY Improv (short-form)

Burlington, VT

 

Alex is an improv veteran and can help you identify what to work on. He's a straight shooter who will keep it real and help you grow while also nurturing the fun part of improv that should really be playful and joyous. Thank you, Alex!

 

Krtistine Antonsen

Naked and Afraid of Commitment (long-form)

Seattle, WA

 

I highly encourage everyone to take a class from Alex. He breaks down improv in a way that is accessible, practical, and most importantly, fun!

 

Paul Ditty

ComedySportz (short-form)

Wood 4 Sheep (long-form)

Seattle, WA

 

Alex Grindeland has an adamantine enthusiasm for improv. From the silliest cheesiest warm up games to leading precise structured workshops designed to strengthen specific skills. Alex is a direct and caring leader of people who can lead you into the hallowed halls of comedy Valhalla!

 

Jamie Littlejohn

Telepathic Care Package (long-form)

Seattle, WA

 

Alex excels at recognizing people's strengths and helping them grow in other areas to be well-rounded players. Alex also does a great job of creating a fun and inclusive environment for improvisers of all levels. 

 

Winnie Yeung

Facebook Improv Club (long-form & short-form)

Naked and Afraid of Commitment (long-form)

Seattle, WA

 

What makes Alex stand out is that he combines his exceptional skills, knowledge and experience as an improviser with his deep knowledge on how people learn new skills.  There are many great improvisers out there, and many of them are helpful coaches, but few have Alex's understanding of how the learning process works,  how and what kind of guidance is useful, and how to tailor guidance based on the improviser's needs, skills and goals. 

 

Tim Essington

ComedySportz (short-form)

Full Disclosure (long-form)

Seattle, WA

 

Alex is a captivating performer, talented teacher, and awesome collaborator. As a teacher, his feedback is supportive and direct, which I’ve always appreciated as I’ve grown in my improv and sketch development skills. 

 

Sarah Filman

ComedySportz (short-form)

Seattle, WA

 

Alex did a fantastic job coaching our fledgling group of improvisers and brought a ton of passion, energy and experience to the table. He is highly inclusive and knows how to make scenes pop with creative games and excellent tips. I heartily recommend him as a phenomenal improv coach!

 

Nic Allen

Facebook Improv Club (long-form & short-form)

Seattle, WA

 

Alex coached an improv team I was on and the thing he consistently did was to help us climb down out of our heads and be dumb in a way that audiences love and connect to. When I was on stage with the mindset he encouraged, the stupid really flowed in the best possible way, and in practices he'd jump in and give targeted feedback right away, which for me helped a lot more than feedback five or ten minutes later at the end of a scene.

 

Noah Cohen

Telepathic Care Package (long-form)

Seattle, WA

 

Alex brings the fun and energy every time!  You can tell his mind is immersed in all things improv 24/7, and he’s adept at clearly communicating his insights and experience to make you a better improviser.

 

Kevan Keshvadian

ComedySportz (short-form)

Full Disclosure (long-form)

Seattle, WA

 

Alex is a great improv coach! He approaches things from many different angles which helped scene and skills really click for me. He also strikes the right balance between fun and serious so I felt like I learned a lot, but laughed the whole time.

 

Nathan Jackson

ComedySportz (short-form)

Full Disclosure (long-form)

Seattle, WA

 

Alex is an exceptional teacher and person. He can simultaneously give feedback while empowering you.  I not only learned but I never felt my confidence waiver and I credit him because of his kind and supportive style of instruction.  His artistic mind is amazing and it’s obvious that he loves this art form. He’s an absolute gold mine of knowledge and perceptiveness.  I have spent many precious hours beIng mentored by Alex and I couldn’t be more grateful.

 

Shereen Morse, MD

ComedySportz (short-form)

Full Disclosure (long-form)

Seattle, WA

 

Alex Grindeland is a tour de force when it comes to teaching improv. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and is a great communicator to extract every bit of funny out of a moment or situation. I have been under his tutelage for many years and would highly recommend him. Plus, you will laugh and have a good time.

 

Kevin Lyons

ComedySportz (short-form)

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