Welcome to NYC's all-female standup comedy class. Where women find and express their voice, and turn it into lethal words that kill on stage.
Online via Zoom.
"Jocelyn crafted the course so perfectly that by week 5 all of us had our set ready for the final performance. She does not hold back on sharing pro tips on generating new materials, nailing stage presence and rising through the industry. She created a very supportive environment and many new jokes and punchlines were made while we were laughing our heads off in class."
This class is designed for both beginner and intermediate female comics. In this class, you will learn how to transform your anger, fears and life experiences (that parent who favored your sibling over you, that boyfriend or girlfriend who broke your heart and your microwave, the barista who always short changes you an inch on your coffee) into standup comedy material. You will also learn performance techniques to boost your confidence and delivery on stage, and develop a network of fellow female comedians who support one another. In addition to getting a refresher on the basics, more experienced comedians will also be given individualized feedback on their material to take their act to the next level.
YOUR TEACHER Jocelyn Chia is an international touring comedian and a regular at New York City comedy clubs including Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's, New York Comedy Club, Standup NY, and Dangerfield's. Recent appearances include MTV, Comedy Central, and AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live!"
WHAT YOU GET:
•Six class sessions.
•BONUS SEMINAR: The business of stand up: the basics of auditioning and getting booked. Led by the booker of a major NYC Comedy Club.
•BONUS SEMINAR: Social Media marketing and promotion for Comedians. Led by digital marketing executive, Eric Hanson.
•An online graduation show.
•A live graduation show at a major NYC Comedy Club. (Once NYC clubs are legally permitted to re-open.)
Option to add a one-hour private tutorial with Jocelyn at checkout.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register before Nov. 1st and pay only $250 and receive a free Social Media and Comedy Seminar.
After Nov. 1st. $300.
Dates: Online course: Nov. 16th-Dec. 21st. Course meets every Monday night via Zoom at 7pm. Online and Live graduation shows following the completion of course.
"I loved the class! I learned a surprising amount about comedy in a short amount of time and I felt so confident by the time of the show. As a first timer, it was exactly what I needed. Jocelyn facilitated a beautiful group culture of approval, acceptance, and creativity amongst us." - Hailey Marino
"Jocelyn had crafted the course so perfectly that by week 5 all of us had our set ready for the final performance. She does not hold back on sharing pro tips on generating new material, nailing stage presence and rising through the industry. She created a very supportive environment and many new jokes and punchlines were made while we were laughing our heads off in class." - Macy Kwok.
"Jocelyn is not only a talented comedian, but also a gifted coach! During her workshop she helped me enhance my skills in both my delivery and writing. She shared her tried and true techniques, and made the whole workshop experience a lot of fun. Jocelyn's encouragement and coaching also helped me audition for and win a residency at a comedy club in NYC!" - Kimberly Blanchard
"My feelings about our class can be best summarized in this classic song (I've Had The Time of my Life) My friends who came to our showcase raved about every single set, and remembered jokes from everybody. They were amazed at how we all had such distinct voices, even though lots of us were just starting out and we'd studied with the same person. Jocelyn, you are such a gifted teacher. If you decide to teach again, I'm desperate to give you my money!"
- Rebecca Miller
"It was a pleasure to take comedy classes with Jocelyn in the Summer of 2019. Jocelyn is simultaneously professional, kind, and frankly just good at what she does, making her an ideal teacher / mentor. I took these classes for fun and to improve my public speaking, which is exactly what I got out of the program. The classes are worth every dollar and the group of women who took the class were genuinely supportive. Highly, highly recommend for those dipping their toes into comedy." - Julia Huebner
Topics covered in our all-female stand up comedy class.
•Where to find material and how to develop it for your Stand Up act.
•Set structure and material selection.
• How to draw upon your own real life experiences, thoughts, memories and incidents to develop comedy material.
• Using Improv to come up with material
How to make your performance pop.
• How to turn raw, rough ideas into specific jokes.
•Developing your own stage persona and point of view.
•Finding your target audience.
•BONUS: The business of stand up: The basics of auditioning and getting booked. Led by the booker of a major NYC Comedy Club.