WHAT IS SCREAMING ARMADILLO?

Screaming Armadillo Comedy is a state of mind

A Screaming Armadillo is a small burrowing animal found in parts of South America, sensitive yet covered in protective armor and ready for battle. Screaming Armadillo Comedy is a state of mind, a comedic viewpoint and an improv-based solutions idea generator for business. Whether you’re preparing for a career in Hollywood or a career in sales, unlock your creative genius with Screaming Armadillo workshops and classes in improv, acting, sketch, and music.

  • Improv
  • Acting
  • Sketch
  • Music

WHO IS THE HEAD ARMADILLO?

Screaming Armadillo founder Greg Philippi is an improviser, actor (SAG/AFTRA), and writer. Originally based in Los Angeles, he now operates out of South Florida and provides his services on both coasts. As an improviser, Greg trained with The Second City (short form/sketch), Upright Citizens Brigade (long form), the ImprovTrick Los Angeles (short form), and Monkey Butler Comedy Hollywood (long form), and iO West (long form). Greg is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory. He has performed on the iOWest main stage in Los Angeles among other noteworthy theatres. Notable past troupe directors include Tom Booker (Annoyance Theater Chicago, Second City, and former student of Del Close), David Razowsky (former Second City Artistic Director, currently an iOWest and independent coach), and Bill Chott (Second City, iO Chicago, SAG/AFTRA actor, and founder of the ImprovTrick). Greg studied film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts while performing original music at New York City’s landmark punk clubs such as CBGB and Max’s Kansas City. His experience performing in music helped lead to his interest in Improv. Greg later took post-graduate entertainment business courses at UCLA. Greg is also a former network television and music business executive, a record producer, and an indie music supervisor with projects on both cable and network television. This experience has given Greg a unique viewpoint and approach, as he has worked on both sides of the camera.
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Our classes and workshops take place in various locations throughout South Florida and are currently centered in the Broward County area. Please visit the Classes/Events page for more information. Check back often for course dates and class locations. If you are interested in having an instructor come to your location or business, please contact us for prices and availability