“Intro to Standup Comedy” is a fun and exciting 4-week course designed for anyone with a passion for humor, storytelling, and making people laugh. Whether you dream of becoming a professional comedian or simply want to boost your public speaking skills, this class will provide you with the foundation and confidence to step onto the comedy stage and deliver hilarious performances.
Week 1: Discovering Your Comedy Persona
In the first week, we’ll explore various comedic styles, study iconic standup sets, and help you discover your unique comedy persona. You’ll learn how to identify what makes you laugh and how to translate your observations into relatable and humorous material. Through interactive exercises and group discussions, we’ll nurture your comedic voice and set you on the path to comedy success.
Week 2: Crafting Killer Jokes and Punchlines
Building on your comedic identity, Week 2 will delve into the art of crafting killer jokes and delivering perfect punchlines. You’ll learn essential joke-writing techniques, explore wordplay, and master the art of timing to maximize laughs from your audience. By the end of this week, you’ll have a repertoire of jokes that are sure to tickle funny bones.
Week 3: Structuring a Standup Set
In Week 3, we’ll focus on structuring a standup comedy set that captivates the audience from start to finish. You’ll understand the importance of a strong opening, seamless transitions between jokes, and creating a cohesive narrative that keeps them engaged. We’ll also explore techniques for maintaining momentum and building up to your biggest laughs.
Week 4: Polishing Your Performance
The final week is dedicated to polishing your performance skills. You’ll learn stage presence, microphone techniques, and how to embrace your nerves and use them to your advantage. We’ll conduct mock performances and provide constructive feedback to fine-tune your act for the ultimate showcase.
- Experienced and accomplished comedians as instructors
- A supportive and encouraging class environment
- Personalized feedback on your material and performances
- Practical writing exercises to stimulate creativity
- Small class sizes to foster a sense of camaraderie
- Opportunities to perform at a comedy showcase
By the end of “Introduction to Standup Comedy,” you’ll have gained the skills and confidence to craft your own standup set, make audiences roar with laughter, and embark on your comedy journey with gusto. Whether your goal is to pursue a career in comedy or simply spread joy through humor, this course will set you on the path to comedic greatness. Unleash your inner comedian and enroll now! Join us for “Intro to Standup Comedy” and let the laughter begin!
Class includes a graduation show where you and your classmates will perform for family and friends.
Students must be 18 years of age or older. (No exceptions.)
Cancellations and refunds are available up to 24 hours before the start date of this course. Once this course begins all sales are final. No exceptions.
Class Times & Dates:
Tuesday 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 and 1/30 from 6pm to 8pm.
Classes are held at our theater venue at 9594 Hamilton Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
Graduation Show Date: 6pm Saturday Feb 3rd.
Class dates subject to change should unforeseen circumstances arise.
All class ticket sales final. No refunds.
About Our Instructors:
All of our instructors are veteran comedy performers, writers and teachers with decades of experience both on stage and in front of the classroom. They strive to provide the safest, most professional and welcoming environment possible for new and returning students alike.
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