Beginner Stand-Up Classes
Term: 5 weeks
Upcoming San Francisco Session: Tuesdays Aug 4th - Sept 1st 6 PM
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 pre-requisite for the Performance Workshop. Even professional comedians with years of experience attend 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)
· Riffing (Improvisation)
· Bit Construction
· Character Development (POVs)
· How to stay connected to audiences
· How to find your voice on stage
· How to eliminate self-criticism
· How to deal with stage fright
As part of your tuition, you will receive: (1) The Step by Step to Stand-up Beginner Comedy Workbook, (2) free audits of performance workshops at the SFCC, (3) Discounted admissions to performance showcases and special events, (4) free admission to most Purple Onion shows, (4) Free guided comedy writing sessions, (5) Membership in our online community, and (6) Stage time at the SFCC and Purple Onion each week.
San Francisco price $239 – $269 seasonal with discount for early registration. You may invest online via 'Buy Classes' button above or call us 415 921 2051!
Class size is limited to the first 15 people to register.
Not funny? No problem! It's what we teach every day!
2015 is our 16th year as a comedy school in the San Francisco Bay Area
All staff are working contemporary, professional comedians
Largest population of hobbyist (Real Job, Real Life, Real Family) comedians of any stand up facility in the world
Largest enrollment and new talent network of any stand up comedy program in the world.
Money back guarantee that you will be funnier and bi monthly free intro classes to answer all your questions and to clarify any misconceptions you may have about comedy training!