Comics say it’s the greatest high. You step into the light, take a swig of water, pick up the mic, then reduce a crowd of people to a mass of helpless laughter. Sure, the risks are great – silence, heckling, complete humiliation – but on a good night a stand-up feels rich enough to buy Cosby a cigar and Seinfeld a Porsche.
Performance finesse and a good crowd help, but you “kill” or “die” depending on your written material. First, the laughs must be there on paper. In our course, you will develop an eye for fresh ideas, an ear for well-crafted jokes, learn how to structure an act, and tailor material to your individual persona.
Whether you favor shtick or sophistication, we’ll show you how to write standup material that makes ‘em fall down laughing.
Note: The 10-week class culminates with a performance at a comedy club. Watch a recent performance.
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