Student Quotes

See what our students are saying about their Gotham classes.

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An excellent intro to writing and performing comedy, and the opportunity to perform your work in front of peers and people at a similar level is well worth the price.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Kantad Svendsgaard
IT technician
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It is a course that not only teaches you about writing stand-up, but teaches you about the life of comics, a little history of comedy, and gives you the tools to be able to critique and fix your work.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Nicholas Labisi
conductor
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You don't need to know anything going into the course and you can still come out feeling like you're ready to try performing at some open mics.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Tiffany Peon
project manager
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If you've ever considered doing stand up comedy, then there's no doubt in my mind that you should take this course.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Max Thomas
advertising agency
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This class gives you an excellent foundation in stand-up comedy writing, plus great performance tips so you will be killing audiences in no time.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Alejandro Borrero
paralegal
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It's such a rewarding way to step out of your comfort zone and feel like you've truly accomplished something, to perform stand-up.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Heather Akers
designer
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Everyone can get something out of this whether they persue comedy or not.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Billy Barber
producer
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A must-do class whether you want to be a comedian or not....it will reflect in all aspects of your life.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Denise Drake
designer/writer/actor
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It's a great course for teaching you how to write/structure your jokes and help you find your comedic voice.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Robert Lockwood
salesman/standup comedian
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This is less of a course, more of a life experience: an opportunity to perform in a real stand-up comedy show.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Kerry Weinstein
librarian
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By the last two classes you actually stand in front with a mic and the lights shining at you just like a club. You can do a routine in a real club with your other classmates (but only if you want to) and in my class everyone did it and enjoyed it.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Larry DeCato
student
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The teacher is great at workshopping material. He helps craft jokes while allowing students to keep their own voice.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Richard Dery
teacher
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A great way to gain confidence as a comedian and as a writer in general. And you get to perform in two NYC comedy clubs!
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Jonathan Carver
attorney
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It was a tremendous experience, one that I will never forget. I recommend the class for anyone even the slightest bit curious about what it's like to be a stand-up comedian.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Calvin Henderson
IT technician
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You don't need to know anything going into the course and you can still come out feeling like you're ready to try performing at some open mics.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Tiffany Peon
project manager
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Not only do we learn how to craft and deliver well-composed punch lines, but we laughed our asterixes off during the learning process, then we get to perform in a real show!
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Ouijdane Absi
professor
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I recommend the class for anyone even the slightest bit curious about what it's like to be a stand-up comedian.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Calvin Henderson
IT technician
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This course is a terrific way to learn about Stand-Up writing and performing...and to find out if you're any good at it. It's also a lot of fun. And the show at the end is the cherry on top.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Todd Snyder
data & analytics director
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It’s been so helpful to have an experienced comedian work through my material with me.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Matt Kosanke
future comic
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This class is a wonderful way to develop material and prepare for performing in front of an audience. It was a ton of fun as well.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Dan Waingarten
litigation coordinator
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