Stand Up Comedy Class for Beginners and Intermediate Comics. Online via Zoom.

Instructor: Troy Bond

We teach you how to take your own life experiences, memories and observations and turn them into a stand-up comedy set. Our classes are taught by veteran pro NYC comedians. And our classes are small and taught in a supportive workshop environment. Our motto is “learn by doing.” So we will encourage you to present some of your ideas in each class. You will also get an insiders guide to the business of comedy from the booker of a major NYC club. We will celebrate graduation with a live comedy show, held at a major comedy club in New York City. (You will also receive a free video of your set.)
•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 Troy at checkout. 
Dates: Tuesdays. November 17th - December 22nd. 6pm-8pm. Online via Zoom.
Register before Nov. 1st and pay only $200. After Nov. 1st. $250.

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Topics Covered

Beginner Stand Up Comedy Class. 

Topics covered in "Stand up for beginners class."

•Where to find material and how to develop it for your Stand Up act.
•Performing tips and tricks to improve your delivery.
•How to use your storytelling skills to improve your stand up material.
•Stand up narrative forms and how to mix them up to keep your set fresh.
•Set structure and material selection.
•Phrasing techniques.
•Developing your own stage persona and point of view.
•Finding your target audience.
•Hack jokes--what jokes to avoid.
•How to draw upon your own real life experiences, thoughts, memories and incidents to develop comedy material.
• How to take your raw, rough ideas and turn them into specific jokes. description here.
•BONUS: The business of stand up: The basics of auditioning and getting booked. How to use your stand up skills to advance your career and professional goals. 

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