Stand Up Comedy Class for Beginners and Intermediate Comics. Online via Zoom.
In this stand-up comedy class, you will find and express your voice, turning it into lethal words that kill - an audience.
This class will also be very helpful if you want to improve your confidence and public speaking skills in a fun environment!
"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 comics. In this class, you will learn how to transform your anger, fears and life experiences into standup comedy material. You will also learn performance techniques to boost your confidence and delivery on stage, and develop a network of fellow 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 West Side Comedy Club. 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 NBC 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.
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!"
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register before Jan. 20th and pay only $300. Use promo code BIRD50
After Jan 20th $350.
Dates: Online course:
Thursday Nights Jan. 28th-March 4th
Location: Course meets every Thursday night via Zoom at 7pm-9:30pm. 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 stand up comedy class.
•How to draw upon your own real life experiences, thoughts, memories and incidents to develop comedy material.
•Performing tips and tricks to increase your confidence and 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.
•Using Improv to come up with material and improve your stage presence.
•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.
*How to use your stand up skills to advance your career and professional goals.