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Acting in TV/Film Comedy with Michael D. Cohen

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Michael D. Cohen is an actor, writer, director and acting coach. He is a series regular on Nickelodeon’s hit sit-coms Henry Danger and its spinoff Danger Force playing “Schwoz”, a genius of indiscernible foreign nationality.

Michael’s TV acting credits include Modern FamilyThe Real O’Neals2 Broke GirlsThe Mindy ProjectAngie TribecaPowerlessAustin & AllyThe Wizards of Waverly Place and many others. Film credits include the Coen Brothers comedy Suburbicon directed by George Clooney, the Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, as well as the Canadian Screen Award-nominated film It Was You Charlie, for which he was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Lead Performance.

As a teacher and coach, Michael served as Co-Chair of the SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Conservatory at the American Film Institute. He is a faculty lecturer for the University of Texas at Austin in Hollywood and has directed two highly successful industry showcases for UT Austin. He also teaches through his own studio the Michael D. Cohen Acting Studio in Los Angeles, at the comedy Groundlings School, and for SAG- AFTRA member education.

Course Description

Do you want to add more television comedy credits to your resume?  Michael D. Cohen applies his unique holistic approach to comedy to help you bring your distinctive truth, aliveness, and playfulness to your work. Learn specific techniques for analyzing a scene for comedy, nailing the jokes, tone, and pacing, and making acting choices that respect the writers, yet make you stand out.

This is a hands-on workshop in which a few members will be asked from the audience to work at the front of the room.

You may bring a comedic monologue or a prepared scene if you wish to volunteer.


This is a one (1) day IN-PERSON workshop held at the Union Office.

Cost for members: FREE

Maximum number of participants: 80

Open to Members Aged 18+


March 23
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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380 West 2nd Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1C8 Canada
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