April 2013 San Francisco Beginner classes start Tuesday night May 14th.
Term: Five weeks
Upcoming SF Sessions: May 14th – June 11th at 6 PM
Upcoming South Bay Sessions: May 19th – June 23rd
Beginner Stand Up Class – The Technique Workshop
Working from The Stand-up Comedy Workbook, which you receive as part of your tuition, you will learn how to cut through writer’s block, build a premise and generate endless punch lines for that premise until you find the one that rocks. The Technique Workshop is a required prerequisite for the Performance Workshop. Even professional comedians with years of experience take this class to improve existing skills and push themselves in new creative directions. In this five-week workshop, you will learn to apply the Joke Diagram, association lists, organic development, characters and POVs to create your own jokes.
You will learn:
· Material generation techniques (Structured and Organic)
· Ranting (Improvisation)
· Riffing (Improvisation)
· Storytelling and Bit Construction
· Character Development (POVs)
· Staying connected to audiences
· Finding your voice on stage
· Eliminating self-criticism
· Stage fright
As part of your tuition, you will receive: (1) The Step by Step to Stand-up Comedy Workbook, (2)Audits of performance workshops at the SFCC, (3) Discounted admission to performance showcases and special events, (4) Free admission to SFCC Pro shows and San Jose Improv headliner shows, (5)Guided weekly comedy writing sessions, (6) Membership in our online community, and (7) stage time every week during your enrollment.
Class sizes are limited to 15 comedians. Pay via the home page and we will send a confirmation of your spot with the discounted rate or call for more info 415 921 2051.