Bad Theater Fest / Bad Film Fest

Bad Theater Fest / Bad Film Fest

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(23 Reviews)

Any film you’ve ever seen, song heard, performance attended – artists put a lot of work into it. In spite of that, somebody out there hated on it. Nothing is universal. Every piece of art is despised by someone – Bad Theater Fest is born!

Our motivation behind starting a festival openly searching for "bad" theater or film is to make a venue available to people who want to write but are worried about what others may think about it. So don’t worry, just go for it. Your creation may not be the best thing out there - it isn't the worst either.

“It’s not that we have low standards, says co-founder Shawn Wickens. “It’s that we have different standards. We want to curate the most diverse festival possible, not only in content but with also who is involved.” The “bad” in Bad Theater is a tongue-in-cheek label, a fun way of saying that you might love what you see, you might not – and that’s OK.

Reviews of Bad Theater Fest / Bad Film Fest

(23 Reviews)
Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

2/17/2020
Nathan W.

Attended: Intro to Stand-Up Comedy


We had a wonderful time in Shawn Wickens's stand-up comedy class. From the beginning, Shawn was warm and supportive, helping us think about comedy, writing, and storytelling, and gave us fun exercises to practice in front of the audience. This was a great use of our time, and a really fun way to practice stand-up, and just to get public speaking practice in general, in an intimate and warm environment.

Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

2/17/2020
Laura F.

Attended: Intro to Stand-Up Comedy


Shawn was a great teacher, and I felt great coming out of the class! Looking forward to doing some open mic nights now!

Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

12/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Stand-Up Comedy


By the end of the class I could write jokes and perform at open mics. Thank you Shawn!!

NYC Improv Comedy Class

12/6/2019
Sasha K.

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


I really enjoyed my time wish Shawn. Learned a very different and useful improv techniques.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

11/10/2019
Angela M.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


Shawn was a very patient and informative teacher. This is a great class for learning the subtle techniques for comedy ... for social and professional purposes.

NYC Improv Comedy Class

11/8/2019
Anonymous

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


I showed up but there was no access to get to the 2nd floor for the class. The elevator was working at every floor except the 2nd. I tried to get off at the 3rd floor and use the stairs to get to the 2nd but it was just an emergency exit. I even tried banging on that door but no response. I went back outside and buzzed the 2nd floor again but their was no response

NYC Improv Comedy Class

7/10/2019
Christine J.

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


Shawn is an excellent teacher! I learned a lot and had so much fun! Thank you, Shawn!

NYC Improv Comedy Class

6/20/2019
Simon V.

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


Sean was great. We went as a team of 4 for some team building and he was really personable & welcoming. The class was fun and something totally different.

Joke Writing (and etc.) Practice Group

6/8/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Joke Writing (and etc.) Practice Group


Complete waste of time. I was the only on who showed up, so it was just me and the instructor in a coffee shop having a conversation about comedy. I traveled about an hour each way and paid for that? I thought it was going to be a class, but it was the same as meeting a friend for coffee. There were other things I could have done with that time.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

6/5/2019
Jakeem D.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


Great time! One on one really helped

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Upcoming Classes at Bad Theater Fest / Bad Film Fest

NYC Improv Comedy Class
NYC Improv Comedy Class
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 11th, 11am - 12:30pm

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class
NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 11th, 2pm - 3:30pm

Intro to Stand-Up Comedy
Intro to Stand-Up Comedy
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 7th, 6pm - 8pm

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