Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to have to bring any written material to the first beginner class?
No, not unless you want to. The purpose of this class is to teach you how to draw upon your own life experiences, memories and observations and turn them into comedy material. We will help you take rough ideas and transform them into specific jokes, stories and sets. However, if you have some pre-written material, please feel free to bring it along.
I have never been on stage. Can I still take the class?
Yes! You do not have to have a background in acting to do stand up. In fact, many new comics have zero prior performing experience.
What is the format of the class?
We use a workshop format, with an emphasis on ”learning by doing.” You will be encouraged to get onstage each class to practice your performing and develop your jokes. You will be guided and taught in an intimate and supportive workshop environment by pro comics with guest lecturer comedians from Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central. At the end of the class, we will celebrate with a graduation show at a major club in NYC. And you will receive a free recording of your set.
I need to improve my public speaking and presentation skills for my job. Will this class help?
Absolutely! Stand Up Comedy Classes are a great way to improve your business and professional skills. The writing and performing, storytelling skills you learn in our class are skills which you can also use in your everyday work life. Many people take our class to improve their speaking skills, presentations, interacting with clients and co-workers… The writing and performing skills you learn in this class are invaluable in the professional world. Many of our students enroll with us in lieu of taking a public speaking course.
Do we get to perform at a real NYC club in front of a live audience?
Yes. Your graduation class will be held at a major comedy club, in the Broadway Theater District.
Can I get free video recording of my performance my graduation show at the comedy club?
Yes. everyone will receive a free recording of their set.
I would like to buy a gift certificate for a class. But I am not sure when it will be used. Is that okay?
Yes. You can buy a gift certificate for any class and you have 12 months to use it. Feel free to call us if you have any questions about this.