Ali Farahnakian is an alumnus of The ImprovOlympic, The Second City Chicago and SNL. He was a founding member of UCB and The PIT. He has acted at The Steppenwolf, BAM, and Playwrights Horizon. He has over 25 years of teaching experience.
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I've read over 10,000 sketches. I've helped people put together their SNL packet. When you're ready, let's talk.
I've coached countless people before they had to speak publicly both prepared speeches and extemporaneous. Let me know when you're ready to stand and deliver or sit and deliver on Zoom.
Before I was an actor I was a photographer. Let me know when you want to capture a moment in time for you and your family, or friends, or an individual headshot session.
I have overseen bars in NYC for 18 years. If you need to save time and money by having someone walk through you bar or restaurant and make sure you are prepared for an inspection, let me know.
I've helped various organizations as an MC/Auctioneer for their fundraiser. As an Actor/Improviser of over 30 years I can help make your event and fundraising go from "good to great".
“Thanks for working with me on the SNL packet. Was super helpful and you are so freaking hilarious, I appreciate all the feedback and guidance.”
-Gibran Saleem, Comedy Cellar/Stand Up NBC
"Ali is a wonderful comedic writing and performance mentor who has helped me identify areas where I can include more of my own personality or specificity to truly make my work stand out. His SNL-style writing and audition classes are very informative and I cannot recommend one-on-one sessions with him more."
-Bonnie Q, Broadway Comedy Club