ADVANCED STAND-UP COMEDY
Ready to take your comedy to the next level? Join us on Sundays from 4pm – 6pm where we’ll write, refine, and practice our original material for the stage! Students who have successfully completed the Intro to Stand-Up Comedy class may join this class at any time. Our Level 2 stand-up comedy class designed for serious comics who want to gain a more complete understanding of the craft, further develop their voice, and sharpen their on-stage persona.
Not quite ready for Level 2 Comedy?
Try our Intro to Stand-Up Comedy Class first:
A few benefits to stand-up comedy classes even if you don’t want to be an actual comedian:
1. HELPS WITH PRESENTATION SKILLS/THINK ON YOUR FEET
I noticed I became much better at communicating at work after I started doing more and more stand-up. Performing stand-up REQUIRES you to get and maintain complete strangers’ attentions. After performing at an open mic a few times, you will be astounded how much easier it is to convey talking points to your co-workers and superiors.
2. HELPS WITH OTHER KINDS OF CREATIVE “CHORES”
To perform stand-up comedy you are expected to prepare your own material for presentation. This rarely happens when you are sitting at a writing desk. Comedy ideas hit you while you’re driving or right as you fall asleep. This type of brain activity is like exercising your biceps: the more you exercise your brain the “better” it performs and becomes larger in terms of what it can produce and retain. Your brain is rarely at rest because you’ve conditioned it to stay active through exercise, it now works on its own in the background, helping you to solve other problems life throws at you: how to approach your boss for a raise or how to get creative “finding” new money for the family budget.
3. OPENS YOUR MIND TO IDEAS, COMEDIC AND OTHERWISE, YOU MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AWARE OF
I know this is going to come as a shock but not everyone thinks the same. Stand-up, particularly raw, local open mic stand-up, contains thoughts and ideas, premises and otherworldly situations that, even if you don’t agree with them, open your mind.
4. TIME MANAGEMENT AND GOAL ACTUALIZATION
There’s a saying that goes, “If you want something done right away, ask a busy person to do it.” I find I get more stuff done when I’m busy. This includes errands and chores that are unrelated to comedy or writing. It takes time to be proficient at anything. And time is finite. You’ll have to learn to budget your time to squeeze in another non-essential activity like learning to perform stand-up. That’s a good thing. Not only are you doing more social things, the feeling of accomplishment is addictive!