Our Intro to Stand-Up Comedy workshop is offered quarterly and offers a fun, formal, and thorough introduction to the art of stand-up comedy! It includes mining for premises, joke structure, writing, editing, stage mechanics, creating a set-list, performing, and more! This 1-day workshop is a condensed version of our 4-week session where there’s no experience necessary and adults & mature teens are welcome to join!

The Details:

Level: Beginner
Type: 1-Day Workshop
Meets In Person: Once x 5 hours
Total Cost: 119.00
Includes: Workshop, Graduation Certificate, & Snacks + Drinks
Suitable for: Adults & Mature Teens (please read disclaimer*)

Upcoming Workshops:

1-Day Workshops:

  • Next Workshop: March | Text us @ 904-323-2471 to be notified first
  • Sunday, 1/8 | 1PM – 6PM (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, 11/19 | 11:30AM – 4:30PM (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, 7/23 | 11:30AM – 4:30PM (SOLD OUT)
  • This workshop is only offered 4 times a year and sells out very quickly *
To Register:
  1. choose an option from drop down menu below
  2. select quantity and add to cart
  3. when you’re ready to check out, click view cart at top of page
  4. if you’re a new student, checkmark the “create an account” box under the billing details

Are you the “funny friend”? Are you a fan of stand-up? Are you searching for an awesome class that’ll help you build confidence, pursue a passion, express your funny side, strengthen your public speaking skills, think on your feet, be challenged, make friends, and cut loose? If so, we think you’ll love this fun, informative, and no experience necessary intro to stand-up comedy workshop!

About Us:

Creative Veins is an award-winning, A+ rated performing arts studio that trains students of all ages and experience levels in acting, improv, stand-up, and screenwriting. All our classes are taught by professional, agency-represented performing artists who live in Jacksonville and work regionally (Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Nashville, and Knoxville) on paid bookings in film, theater, commercials, television, and live show productions. Additionally, many of our instructors are multi-disciplined, meaning that besides being highly trained and skilled in their craft, they have also trained in acting, improv, music, singing, dance, stand-up, and more! Our sessions are offered in 4-week blocks that meet weekly while our workshops are offered as 1-day classes. From the newbie to the hobbyist to the serious, aspiring professional, we see a wide range of students; all with very different goals. We’re eager to help each student accomplish these goals, whatever they may be!

About the Workshop:

Our 1-Day Intro to Stand-Up Comedy Workshop is designed for those with no formal experience or training who’d like to get started in the art of stand-up comedy! This workshop will be a combination of lecture, slides, videos, and in-class writing exercises so you leave the workshop better equipped to start your comedy journey!

Important Disclaimer *

Our stand-up comedy classes and workshops are not censored. We do not believe in filtering the instructors, the curriculum of our comedy classes and workshops, the content of the instructor’s own joke material, or stand-up comedy as a whole. Stand-up comedy is an art form, a learned craft, a discipline, a form of self-expression, and promotes freedom of speech. Regardless of medium, freedom of speech and the freedom of self-expression is a fundamental human right that allows societies to develop, share ideas, connect, promote difficult conversations and enable progress. The example videos shown in our classes and workshops are of professional comedians, some of which are blue comedy comics (for example, Anthony Jeselnik, Patrice O’Neal, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Dave Chapelle, Nikki Glasser, Jim Jeffries, etc.). Before making a time and monetary commitment, you should understand that there are many different types of comedy and we do not limit our curriculum to only “clean” comedians and family-friendly jokes. It would be exclusionary to stifle the voice of some artists over others just because a topic is not pleasing to all. Please note, some of our curriculum’s content contains adult themes, rated-R language, and what some could consider off-color, risqué, or indecent content. We say this respectfully and with full transparency, this is not a children’s class or for those who feel they’d be affected by the above content. Please do not register for a comedy workshop or class with us if you are looking for a clean, PG-rated, and/or filtered/censored curriculum.

What We’ll Cover:

Our 1-Day Stand-Up Comedy Workshop provides a fun, formal, and thorough introduction to the art of stand-up comedy. It is a condensed version of our 4-week session where we’ll cover everything from the biology of laughter, joke structure, how to mine for premises (topics/material), writing, editing, refining and crafting our own original material, creating a set list, performing for an audience, stage mechanics, and how to hold and capture the audience’s attention! Our stand-up comedy workshop is intended for serious students who want to learn the necessary skills to be a funny, bookable, and exceptional stand-up comedian by writing and performing their own well-crafted jokes that get a minimum of 1/LPM.

A Few Things You’ll Learn:
  1. how to mine through all of your ideas for joke topics (premises)
  2. how to take your premises and structure them into jokes
  3. how to edit, refine, & punch up jokes so they’re hard-hitting and the best they can be
  4. how to order those jokes into a setlist for the stage
  5. how to perform those jokes on stage with in-class practice, feedback, and guidance from your instructors
  6. how to capture, keep, and command the room’s attention
How We’re Different:

If you want to be a great comedian, you must first have great material. That means you must learn how to write before you ever jump on a stage. In case you were wondering, we’re not like that other “comedy school” in town that doesn’t teach this crucial skill and, instead, throws you on stage to be critiqued by people who have never done the job of a comic. That is the epitome of wasteful and probably not how you want to spend your time. We do not believe in wasting time; yours OR ours. That kind of “trial and error” process taught is lengthy and costly. Instead, we’re focused on showing you how to do the job skillfully before you ever take the stage. We believe in teaching essential skills like writing, performing, and stage mechanics first. Hence, you have something valuable to offer an audience. “Value for value” is our motto, and we are passionate about teaching students how to do the actual job of a skilled stand-up comedian.

Our Workshop is Perfect for:
  • those ready to learn how to create, write, edit, and refine their original material with the help of our comedy instructors
  • adults & mature teens with no formal experience who are genuinely interested in learning the foundation for great stand-up comedy
  • those who love comedy that want to build confidence, pursue a passion, express your funny side, strengthen communication skills, be challenged, make friends, and have fun
Our Instructors:

Our stand-up comedy classes and workshops are taught by professional, working comedians with over 20+ years of combined experience. Our philosophy is that the very best person to teach you how to do the job you want is with someone who already has that job!

Our Students:

In the past 5 years, our comedy graduates have:

  • performed successfully for live audiences immediately upon graduating
  • won comedy contests in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona, Orlando, & West Palm
  • featured and headlined locally, regionally, and nationally
  • competed in comedy festivals up and down the east coast
  • won comedian of the year awards for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 from Folio, Void, and Jacksonville Magazine
  • won best comedy roast awards at the Portland Comedy Festival
  • featured for comedians such as Liz Winstead (Creator of The Daily Show), Eddie Brill (warm-up comic for The David Letterman Show for 17 years), Joyelle Johnson (The Tonight Show, Late Night with Seth Myers, HBO’s Crashing), Steven Lolli (Writer for Katt Williams, Writer for Eddie Pepitone, co-host of the popular podcast PepTalks), and John Poveromo (HBO, Fox, VH1)
  • performed at the award-winning comedy club Laugh Lounge
Requirements for Intro to Stand-Up:
  • Access to email and the internet
  • Registered by the class start date
  • Laptop, tablet, or Notebook + Pen/Pencil
Class Transfers/Refunds:
  • If the session or workshop hasn’t started yet and you notify us of your inability to attend, we are happy to move you into a new session or workshop or reimburse you for the full amount paid
  • If the session or workshop has already started and you notify us of your inability to complete it before it ends, we are happy to move you into a new session or reimburse you for the unattended classes/hours
  • If the session or workshop has already ended and you did not notify us of your inability to attend all of the classes/hours, we are happy to move you into a new session (refunds are not provided to “no call/no shows/walk-outs”)

Our studio is over 5,000 square feet with a lobby + café + movie room for your ride or guests to hang out during class! In addition, we offer plenty of free parking in our private lot.

Additional Questions?

Check out our F.A.Q. page or contact us at Admin@CreativeVeins.com or by phone/text at 904-323-2471!

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