Best Comedy School for Kids - 2012
Do you have a budding Belushi in the family? A potential Poehler? Studio LOL is where kids can learn the art of improv comedy through such games as "The BFF Game Show" and "World's Worst Birthday." It's run by husband-and-wife actors Katy and Ryan Chase — a cuter, fresher-faced pair you will not find. They have just the right mix of enthusiasm and encouragement to bring out kids' inner hams, even with the shy ones. "Students are praised for being their most authentic self and for saying exactly what pops into their heads without thinking or overanalyzing," Katy says. "The wonderful thing about improv is that, unlike math, there are no wrong answers." Like the kid who once deadpanned onstage, "Dad, we had to watch the puberty video at school. All I gotta say is, I'm scarred for life, and I wish our school couldn't afford their color printer. I'm legit traumatized." 11634 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 660-3460, studiolol.com.