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We are the Jittery Citizens
Jittery Citizens brings sharp-as-a-tack, improvisational comedy to South Africa. Whether it be training top executives on how Present Like a Pro, or solidifying relationships through an Improv team building experience, or performing hilarious off-the-cuff comedy on various stages across the country, Jittery Citizens are guaranteed to invoke spontaneous laughter from even the most serious audiences.
What is Improv?
Improvisation is the art of being able to create something truly magical out of nothing. We’ve all seen and loved ‘Whose Line is It Anyway?’ but how can Improv comedy benefit my business? The premise is simple. The art of Improvisation is smart strategic planning that draws on one’s own intelligence and instinct. It’s a way in which people can actively discover creative solutions, synthesize information given and innovate to challenges that arise in the moment.
The Benefits of Improv
Quick Thinking Skills, Challenge Management, Listening & Responding, Trust, Agility, Accountability, Support, Leadership Development, Interpersonal Skills, Personal Development, Confidence, Creative Brainstorming, Conflict Management, Organizational Innovation and much more.
Our out-the-box, dynamic training sessions are solution orientated and promotes creative problems solving techniques and working from top of mind consciousness.
Although we like to customize our workshops to ensure your desired outcomes are met, we do offer standardized training packages. Our most popular packages include: Present Like a Pro, There’s No ‘I’ in Team, Free Failing and Creativity KickStarter. For more information on packages available please download brochure here. Or click on link for our promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvT-Pu-9mes
Download: Corporate Training Packages Brochure
Jittery Citizens, thank you for helping me find my inner creative genius.
– David Kibuuka, Writer, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
“So glad to have you on board training our Creatives. Looking forward to building this relationship for many years to come!”
– Liesl Damien-Harris, Learning & Development Manager, Ogilvy & Mather
I’m a huge introvert and had a real problem with social anxiety all the way into my mid 20’s. I was lucky enough to study Improv back in Chicago end even got to perform on stage a bit. Trust me when I say Jittery Citizens corporate training sessions help tremendously. When it comes to presenting to people and helping make your presentations way more fun Improv comedy corporate training is the answer. A lot of stuff happens on a Jittery Citizens course that may seem at times vulnerable or silly but it is there to help us slough of our fears and embrace our inner sense of play. And as creative our ability to play is on of our most cherished skills. Believe me if you stick with Jittery Citizens for a while, you’ll not only find you can do things you never thought you were capable of , you’ll have tons of fun as well.
– Justin Oswald, Copy Writer, Ogilvy & Mather
I truly enjoyed the session, learning to “let go” is sometimes difficult, however, you created an environment where we felt comfortable to do so. The activities allowed us to act differently to usual and learn the fundamentals of presenting to win. This was a much-needed stress relieving course, which provided an underlying message:
• Team Work
• Thinking outside the box
• Presenting with confidence
• Respect and trust
• Prep for Meetings
Looking forward to our next meeting.
– Adriaan Adriaanzen, Transactional Banking Associate, Standard Bank
“Everyone in improv is a supporting actor.” Improv is an excellent way to create more meaningful relationships and enhance team effectiveness. Improv Team Building allows us to play and grow by moving out of our comfort zones and being brave. Improvisation is a fantastic way to understand the dynamics of human interaction.
This is hands down the best team building session I’ve ever done! Claudine was amazing! I had so much fun with my work colleagues, eventually I was in tears with laughter. It really does get you out of your comfort zone! I highly recommend it!
– Samantha Maris, Mann Made Media
Loved getting energized, being creative, active and doing the unusual. Getting inspired and learning to be brave by stepping out of our comfort zones.” An excellent contrast to the corporate experience.
– Elizabeth, Senior Manager, Ernst&Young
Jittery Citizens you are AMAZING! It was a completely kick ass session and a new way for most of us to do team building.. I highly recommend it to any business and even as a creative media and production agency it was highly insightful and useful for all involved and for our team dynamic which will only be stronger for it. Your energy and attitude is inspiring! Thanks from the Mann Made Media TEAM!
– Jason Mann, Mann Made Me
Corporate & Public Performances
Since 2012, Jittery Citizens, made up of the countries finest comedians, celebrities and improvisors, has been producing amazing entertainment for audiences, from laugh-out-loud in-the-moment one-liners to audience interaction and downright raucous on-stage behaviour.
Jittery Citizens provides world class Improv Comedy Shows, Industrial Theatre Performances, Stand-up Comedians, Emcees or Keynote speakers for all corporate events.
You just haven’t seen quick-witted comedy theatre until you’ve experienced Jittery Citizens improv – it’s an absolute blast of entertainment. Wildly, uproarious fun!
– Media Update
A Lucky Packet Full of Laughs. A fulfilling theatre experience that’s light, different and very necessary.
– The Star, Tonight
Comedy has never been this fun before.
– The Cue
I would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Jittery Citizens for any corporate function or event. Besides for their professionalism as a business, the performing Improv Troupe are wonderfully entertaining as well as professional to watch on stage. From the feedback on the night as well as the countless compliments that we have received, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their performance. It was a fantastic way to start off the night and it certainly created the right atmosphere. They are one team that definitely live up to their reputation of South Africa’s Premiere Improvisation Troupe.
– Kathy Kaler CEO Chai FM
Workshops & Shows
KIDS write the scripts the PROFESSIONALS do the performance.
Jittery Citizens believes that the best and brightest ideas come from Kids. At JitterBugs we turn stories created by little geniuses into hilarious sketch musicals starring South Africa’s finest Improvisors and Professional Comedians. This way kids get a chance to learn about the wonders of confident self expression by seeing their genius materialize!
I want to be a playwright when I grow up. I especially loved when the jelly wobbled off the stage. I laughed sooooo hard.
– Ella, 6 Years old
I decided to write about Vampires who are afraid of vuvuzelas, because I love scary movies and soccer.
– Ethan, 7 Years old
Many of my students have experienced problems freeing themselves enough to embrace improvisation fully. It was with this is mind that I approached Jittery Citizens to run a beginner’s workshop for my students. It was incredibly successful. She was prepared, fun and brought out the spontaneity in the students. Claudine is a bundle of energy and talent; she is certainly returning to run more workshops with my students.
– Dario Doneda, Head of Drama, St. Peters College, Johannesburg
Jittery Citizens bring a breath of fresh air into the performing arts curriculum.
– Ilse Hansen, Dainfern College, Johannesburg
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