Joey Novick
"Theater Games are a process applicable to any field, discipline, or subject matter which creates a place where full participation, communication, transformation can take place."

--- Viola Spolin, Improvisation for the Theater
Who is Joey Novick?

          Under the skilled instruction of Joey Novick, an elected official, a lawyer, a professional stand-up comedian and improv actor, you are invited to enhance and build improv skills for leaders.

        Joey Novick is an experienced, energetic and skillful workshop director who will lead you through a series of fun and valuable exercises that provide real benefit for elected officials, public officials, and other human beings.

Attorney, Elected Official, Stand-up Comedian, Trained in Mediation

From 1995 - 2006, and from 2012-2016, Joey served his community as an elected Councilman in Flemington, NJ. He went to law school at the age of 45, is a licensed attorney in New Jersey.

Joey completed the Advanced Mediation techniques course given by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School -- the folks who wrote the classic book on negotitation, "Getting to Yes". He is an honors graduate of the prestigious Leadership New Jersey Fellowship Program.

He has taught hundreds of public and elected officials from around the country the benefits of skills derived of improvisation.

Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Workshop Director

Since 1979, Joey has been a much sought-after speaker, trainer and seminar leader. As a professional stand-up comedian and improv actor, he's appeared on MTV, Rascal's Comedy Hour, One Life to Live and Comedy Central. He's been featured regularly at Catch A Rising Star, The Comedy Zone and Dangerfield's and at scores of comedy venues across the country. He's opened in concert for comedy legends Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Paul Reiser, Chris Rock, Robert Klein and Rosie O'Donnell. 

He is an award-winning speaker, having been presented with the Leadership New Jersey Program Development Award for his United Nations Conference Program.

Improv Actor, Improv Director, Comedy Writer

As an improv actor, he's had the privilege of appearing with Robin Williams at the Comic Strip in NYC, and studied with Chicago's famed 'Second City' improvisational theater director and improv guru, Del Close. Additionally, Joey studied with legendary improv director Paul Sills, Second City training director Martin deMaat, the Loose Moose Theater Company and Martin Harvey Friedberg at the Improvisation comedy club in NYC. And Joey was hired by the Ricki Lake Show as a comedy coach for young comedians.

As a workshop director, Joey has taught improv for more than twenty-five years for several improv groups and improvisation conferences including ComedyWorks in NYC, the Spontaneous Combustion Festival in Kansas City, The Stress Factory comedy club in NJ, and at the New School for Social Research.

Nationally Recognized Corporate and Conference Speaker

Joey's corporate clients include many Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, and Merrill Lynch. Many government groups including the National League of Cities and the National Association of County Officials have benefited from his humor training. His humor workshops have been prominently featured in the New York Times, the AP Newswire, Washington Post, Newark Star-Ledger, on ABC News and National Public Radio.

Graduates include award-winning comedy writers for TV sitcoms, lawyers, teachers, psychologists, public officials, corporate executives, and many other outstanding humor speakers/trainers. Prominent students have included film star and comedian Damon Wayans from "In Living Color" and "My Wife and Kids"; "Spin City" producer Tom Hertz; and noted actor Peter Onorati from "Civil Wars" and "Goodfellas".

Trained hundreds of elected and public officials nationally.

Joey Novick has presented his humor and improv workshops to the New Jersey League Of Municipalities, Colorado Municipal League, Connecticut Conference Of Municipalities, Kentucky League Of Cities, Maine Municipal Association, Massachusetts Municipal Association, Nevada League Of Cities, New Hampshire Municipal Association, New Mexico Municipal League, New York State Conference Of Mayors and Municipal Officials, Rhode Island League Of Cities and Towns, West Virginia Municipal League, The National League Of Cities, and The National Association Of County Officials.