Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Dave Schwensen

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Dave Schwensen


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About Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Dave Schwensen

Being a stand-up comedian is a serious business, with a lot of laughs. But it takes more than just talent and luck. It involves preparation, experience, a knowledge of the business and knowing what is expected of you. Creating and performing stand-up comedy and learning how the comedy industry works from an insider’s point of view is what this workshop is all about. It’s also a LOT of fun!

Here’s what’s included:

* Three Saturday sessions from noon to 4 pm / Space limited to 10 people.
February 18th, February 25th, and March 4th

* Writing comedy. Each workshop member will write an original five-minute stand-up comedy set. Whether you’re a beginner or already have experience and want to add new material doesn’t matter. Each member of the workshop is treated as an individual based on experience.

* Performance coaching. It’s one thing to create and develop a comedy act and another to deliver it successfully (get laughs!) in front of an audience. They may call it amateur night – but no one is looking to hire an amateur!

* Accepted and effective business methods used within the comedy industry. Included are examples on how to use your creativity to your advantage when developing promotional material, along with insider tips on how to contact talent agents, comedy club bookers, and use open-mic clubs to your advantage.

* In class discussions aimed at answering all your questions about the comedy industry.

* Insider stories about many of your favorite comedians and behind the scenes experiences.

* An Evening at the Improv. Each workshop member will perform an original stand-up comedy set at The Improv in front of a “real live audience.” Of course, your family, friends, co-workers, and anyone else can also be there to show support and share in the fun and laughter. An unforgettable experience! Showcase is March 8th at 7:30pm

Dave Schwensen is the former talent coordinator for the television show A&E’s An Evening at the Improv, and assistant to Improv founder Budd Friedman. He was also talent coordinator for The Los Angeles Improv, The Original Improv in New York City. Dave is the author of How to Be a Working Comic, Comedy FAQs And Answers, and How To Be A Working Corporate Comedian.

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