Comedy classes come in all shapes and sizes, so it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. Whether you’re a seasoned stand-up looking to fine-tune your craft or a newcomer to the world of comedy, there’s a class out there for you.
Types of comedy classes:
- Stand-up classes: These classes are designed for aspiring stand-up comedians who want to learn the ins and outs of writing and performing comedy material. From joke structure to stage presence, stand-up classes cover a wide range of topics to help students develop their skills.
- Improv : Improv, or improvisation, is all about thinking on your feet and creating comedy in the moment. Improv classes teach students how to build scenes, create characters, and think quickly and spontaneously. It’s a great way to boost creativity and develop confidence on stage.
- Sketch: If you love Saturday Night Live and Monty Python, sketch comedy classes might be right up your alley. These classes focus on writing and performing sketch comedy material, which can range from political satire to absurdist humor.
- Physical comedy: If you’re the type of comedian who loves to make people laugh through pratfalls and facial expressions, physical comedy classes might be for you. These classes teach students how to use their bodies to create comedic moments and how to take falls safely.
- Comedy writing: Not everyone wants to get up on stage, and that’s okay! Comedy writing classes are perfect for those who prefer to work behind the scenes. These classes cover topics like joke structure, comedic storytelling, and how to write for different mediums (TV, film, etc.).
- Comedy acting: Whether you want to star in a sitcom or just want to improve your comedy skills, comedy acting classes can be a great way to learn how to bring characters to life. These classes may focus on improvisation, character development, and comedic timing.
- Stand-up comedy boot camps: If you’re serious about pursuing stand-up comedy, a boot camp might be the way to go. These intensive classes last a few days or a week. They take students from beginner to pro in a short period of time. Just be prepared to work hard and laugh a lot!
No matter what type of comedy class you choose, the most important thing is to find a teacher or program that resonates with you. With so many options available, there’s bound to be a class that fits your needs and goals. So go ahead and take the plunge – your funny bone (and your career) will thank you. See our full calendar of classes.