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Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy in Boca Raton
February 12 - February 13
First Class is Free. Registration Required. Limited Seating.
Class: Intro to Stand-Up Comedy
Location: TBA – Downtown Boca Raton (Location revealed upon registration)
Class Dates: (Classes are subject to change and cancellation.)
Tuesday, February 12 (First class free – Register here)
Tuesday, February 19
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 5
Tuesday, March 12
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $250 Cash/Check or $260 Credit Card (No Refunds. Must register in advance. No walk-ups.)
One scholarship per class. Emailfor instructions on how to apply.
Description: This is your introduction to stand up comedy! In this workshop students of all experience levels will learn stand up comedy writing including joke structure and performance techniques with the goal of becoming confident and comfortable on stage. This class is specially tailored towards both beginning comics who want to learn where to begin and professionals who want to brush up on the basic fundamentals of stand-up comedy in a fun, safe environment! By the end of this class you’ll have a 3-minute comedy set and a foundation from which to build. In this class you’ll learn the following:
– Basic Joke Structure
– Joke Writing Techniques
– Stage Presence
– Basic Performance Techniques
– Do’s and Don’ts
Homework: Bring your original jokes. If you don’t yet have jokes let’s start with your 5-sentence biography. Please reply with your answers to the following and we will show you how to write jokes from that.
1. Who you are
2. Where you’re from
3. Something about your family or relationship dynamic
4. Something about your job
5. Anything else you want to mention that is on your mind
We will teach you how to take your funny ideas and turn them into jokes fit for the stage.
Richy Leis has been producing and performing in comedy shows for 18 years. Richy is the Creative Director for Comic Cure producing shows in the Los Angeles area with some of the best names in comedy such as Dana Carvey (SNL), Craig Robinson (The Office), Whitney Cummings (Chelsea Lately), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) and many more. His résumé includes booking 50 comedy shows per week with 12,000 talent spots per year for one of the biggest comedy clubs in the Los Angeles area. His notable work is starting the Burbank Comedy Festival (www.burbankcomedyfestival.com) in Burbank, CA. Now in its 5th year, the Burbank Comedy Festival spans an entire week featuring celebrity comedy shows, podcasts, classes, workshops, after parties, and industry panels, networking comedians of all levels directly with the top agents, reps, managers and club, college and TV bookers, showcasing more than 300 comedians.
Richy hosted the pilot taping of Dana Carvey’s First Impressions TV show on the USA Network. Richy has appeared on Lifetime’s Little Women:LA, Regular Skype caller on TMZ Live, Jamie Kaler Power Hour-Blue Collar Channel on Sirius/Xm, MTV’s Is She Really Going Out With Him, VH1’s Basketball Wives.
Benjamin Leis, is the co-founder and managing director of Comic Cure. Since September 2015, Comic Cure has booked and produced more than 200 events with more than 2,000 comedians (including breaking the Guinness Book of Records’ record for most comedians on a single show). Comic Cure clients include Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade College, University of Miami, Red Bull, Mizner Park Cultural Center, WeWork, Hyatt Place, Gilda’s Club South Florida, Firefighter Cancer Support Network, and many more. Benjamin teaches the business side of comedy, providing an in-depth knowledge of how to become a professional comedian.