Beginners Stand Up Comedy Class

Joe’s 6-week Beginners Class will teach you
the fundamentals of Stand Up Comedy –
Comic Persona, Joke Writing, Point of View,
Delivery, and Performing Skills.

Do you want to be a stand up comedian, comedy writer, funny public speaker, or do you want to cross trying stand up off your bucket list? Well the guidance of LA’s best comedy teacher is available to you.

Joe easily breaks down the comedy writing and performing process. He shares all the vital techniques, secrets and skills used by A-List comedians to create great comedy material. You’ll go from ideas, to writing and performing a five minute set at the Hollywood Improv in just 6 weeks!

Best of all, Joe keeps things fun, while continually challenging you to make great choices.

Sign up now and experience the results for yourself!

  • Beginner Class Registration - Classes limited to only 12 students

  • Class Tuition

    $350.00 if paid in full (Save $35!)

    $385.00 and make 3 payments:
    Deposit of $135.00 reserves your spot!
    2nd payment of $125.00 due 1st class
    3rd payment of $125.00 due 3rd class
  • Mondays in Santa Monica 7p - 10p

    January 11 - February 15, 2016 - SOLD OUT
    February 29 - April 4, 2016 - 1 spot open

    Saturdays in Santa Monica 11a - 2p

    January 16 - February 20, 2016 - SOLD OUT
    March 5 - April 9, 2016 - 6 spots open
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Sample Class Outline

Actual topics and assignments may vary

  • Class #1

    After the initial meet and greet you will be introduced to the essential parts to performing stand up comedy and joke writing. You will learn how to think and act like a stand up comedian.

    Comedy Nugget #1

    What sort of idiot are you?

  • Class #2

    Everyone will perform a 3 minute set. Then we will work as a group on each student's set, tweaking setups, punching up jokes, and tightening overall performance.

    Comedy Nugget #2

    Ten kick ass ways to be really funny.

  • Class #3

    You'll perform 3 more minutes of material and get feedback on your jokes from Joe and the class. Homework – Write 1 additional minute of material to be performed in Week 4.

    Comedy Nugget #3

    Whatever doesn't add detracts!

  • Class #4

    Perform your 4 minute set, then get feedback from Joe and the class. We'll also work on set structure - to segue or not to segue?

    Comedy Nugget #4

    Stand up and DELIVER...

  • Class #5

    Prepare for the live show by performing your 5 minute set. You'll also learn how to deal with nerves, hecklers and, dare we say it, bombing.

    Comedy Nugget #5

    Holy shit I'm nervous!

  • Class #6

    You'll perform your set in front of a live audience of friends, family, and co-workers, at the Hollywood IMPROV!

    Comedy Nugget #6

    Congrats, you crushed at the Hollywood Improv!

You will prepare a five minute set that you’ll perform live
at the World Famous Hollywood Improv!