Why take a stand up class?
The reason I started teaching stand up comedy is because I wanted to help people learn from the mistakes I made when I started in comedy. A stand up class is a great way to learn the art of stand up comedy in a supportive setting as opposed to an open mic where you often encounter a lot of indifference. I am not looking to create a lot of Tom Clark clones (as cool as that might be). I help people develop their confidence and help them find what will make them unique.
Why my class?
I have been doing stand up for almost 20 years and continue to perform around the country. As a result you’re working with someone who works very hard at their craft and is always learning. I know what comedians go through and can help you in that regard.
I have performed in every possible scenario from bars and nightclubs to colleges to corporate settings. I have performed around the world and on television, so I can help you as you develop a wide variety of sets.
What else do I offer?
In addition to offering stand up classes, I also work one on one with people in helping them find their voice and in developing new material.
Maybe stand up isn’t your thing and you’re just looking to become a more confident and dynamic speaker I can help you with that too.
Early on in my stand up comedy career I discovered improv. Improv has helped me in developing a sharp mind and the ability to make split second decisions on stage. Most importantly improv has taught me to trust myself on stage. That no matter what I say is the exact right thing to say or do in the moment. This has proven to be very beneficial as I’ve developed as a stand up comedian and I incorporate this with my teaching.
My philosophy on comedy is to have fun. That’s the number one thing I always try to remember with comedy is that it should be fun. It’s important to be professional, but it should never be something you dread doing.