Chris Griswold is currently one of the world’s most prolific improv instructors, leading more than 4,000 sessions. Chris is also a writer, actor, and mental healthy advocate in New York City. Chris is originally self-taught in improv, but he has trained with both the Annoyance Theater and extensively with the Upright Citizens Brigade, where he previously worked as a registrar and diversity liaison.
Love working with Chris because he is really great at reading a team's dynamic and not only giving you want your group wants, but what you need in a really positive way! Practices with Chris are super positive and constructive at the same time! Not everybody knows how to create an environment that is fun, safe, and productive - Chris does! He genuinely cares about the people he works with and is SUPER dedicated. Strongly recommend!
Chris cares and develops a strong rapport with teams he coaches. He is the best coach in the city. He also has inspired me a lot as a coach
Chris is great with the fundamentals of improv and showed us multiple approaches to the basics, bringing elements of The Annoyance Theater style, Second City, and UCB to the table. We also worked on UCB game mechanics, which he made simple and easy to understand. He's great at coaching with positive feedback, while still maintaining a rigorous atmosphere.