Run don’t walk to sign up at ACS! You get a taste of all the following in Gunnar’s classes: cold reading, audition technique, scene study, TV single camera, TV multi-camera, improv, film comedy, basic scene study, character analysis, etc. We also celebrate good news and share helpful info on the biz each week before class starts. It’s really a supportive environment, and I’ve made my best friends in LA through these classes. What a great feeling to be part of a group where you are learning, growing and being with people you respect and love to be around. Oh, and most importantly, laughing your ass off!Robin Phelps
I have known, worked with, been directed by and laughed with Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher for over fifteen years. There is no one in the business of comedy with more chops, skills, and range of experience. He not only knows funny, he is funny, and he can teach funny. Here’s your challenge: do you have what it takes to listen to him and get your butt moving? Because his ability to spot and nurture talent is matched only by his desire to see everyone succeed and that, my friends, in this town, is the rarest combination of all.Carolyn Hennesy
There is no doubt that Actors Comedy Studio is the only studio of its kind; where actors are given the chance to study and perfect the fundamental technique of situational comedy. Before, I had found my way into some improv classes or relied on the occasional comedy script I got in my scene study class, but it wasn’t enough. With the instruction of Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher, I was able to elevate my comedy technique and have a leg up on the competition. ACS truly is a must for anyone else who is serious about working in comedy.J. R. May
There hasn’t been a single audition I’ve gone into as a professional in which I haven’t employed the lessons I’ve received from Gunnar. I can’t recommend him enough.Henry Watkins
Gunnar is Amazing!… best teacher I have studied with since I have been in LA! If you dont take his class, you’re delaying your success!Jonathan Sterritt
Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher’s class is for any actor searching for knowledge, confidence and a greater version of themselves.Allie Grant
LA is a great place filled with opportunities, and chances for actors, but at the same time you could easily get lost in all of it. It has only been less than a month since I’ve started attending Gunnar’s class at the Actors Comedy Studio and it has been a wake up call experience. I feel very focused and have a clear sense of direction of my future acting career. If you feel lost or you don’t know where to start, this is the place to go!Mariko Miyamitsu
Actors Comedy Studio is way ahead of the curve. Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher not only provides his students with superb coaching in comedy acting technique but an invaluable wealth of knowledge in regards to the business, and the methods of marketing oneself in entertainment. He is an incredibly organized, commited and talented teacher/coach. His community of students is one of the most supportive, skilled and motivated industry groups in LA.Doris Davis
Gunnar is an awesome coach. On top of being a proper professional with vast experience, he is quite inspiring and supportive. One of the most favourite learning experiences in acting I have ever had, and I have studied with wonderful teachers. Gunnar has a unique ability to see right through you and thus is able to fine-tune you in a very personalized way. If you haven’t yet – do yourself a favour and go see for yourself.Konstantin Lavysh
Gunnar’s class at ACS is more than just an acting class. It’s a real world acting class. He brings his years of comedy and casting into the classroom. This is a class where I’ve learned something more than just comedy and acting technique, I’ve learned what it takes to make it in today’s acting world.Peter Marr
Beth has been a sought after teacher for over ten years. Her uncanny perception, extensive experience and inspirational tough love have helped students and clients discover and develop material for stage, page, and screens. Clients and students have shaped stand-up, one person shows, memoirs, pitches, auditions and have had an improved quality of life.
She has lectured and taught privately and at UCLA Extension, Brown University, University of Iowa, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Judy Carter Comedy Workshop, Humber College, Media Bistro, Cal Arts, the LA Gay & Lesbian Center, The Skirball Cultural Center, Improv Olympic West, Bang Comedy Studio, PS 122, Myrna Loy Center for the Arts (Helena) and Club Congress (Tucson).
Additionally she has coached actors, comedians, TV personalities, speakers, marketing gurus and lawyers on presentation skills and worked with comedians and writers privately.
“You need alt-comedy swami Beth Lapides and her proven techniques!” LA Weekly
“Enormously helpful. I think what the sessions taught me the most was to trust my own voice. I say yes to things that come my way now,instead of saying no because of fear. So thank you, thank you!” Andrea Martin, Difficult People, My Big Fat Greek Wedding I & II, etc.
“Fabulous! It’s great for anyone who wants to find their inner performer, not just comedians.” Penelope Starr, founder Odyssey Storytelling
“A safe artistic place to grow and blossom. You have created a rare oasis for true artists.” Cathryn Michon, Grrl Genius