Stand-Up Comedy Workshop
February 10 - April 7, 2010
An eight-session workshop in writing and performing stand-up comedy--The Stand-Up Comedy Workshop at Emerson College is designed for budding comedians who aspire to write and perform their own comedy sets for live audiences. In this exciting eight-week journey to the stage, you'll begin with your natural talent to make people laugh, and develop new writing and performance skills. Learn essential writing techniques from the workshop's instructor, comedian-author Mike Bent, and create routines that reflect your personal comedy voice. Prepare new material by exploring such topics as keeping a comedy notebook, writing joke routines, creating a character, and overcoming writer's block. Get ready to take the stage by learning microphone and performance techniques, and find out how to deal with hecklers. The workshop also includes a special master class taught by comedian Eddie Brill, talent coordinator for the Late Show with David Letterman. On the last night of the workshop, you'll have an opportunity to present a stand-up comedy routine to a live audience at The Comedy Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Space is limited. Register early for this dynamic stand-up comedy workshop. Visit our website for more information, or call Professional Studies at 617-824-8280.
Dates for this 8-session workshop are: February 10, 17 & 24; March 3, 17, 24 & 31; and April 7, 2010. No class March 10, 2010.
Workshop fee: $650 per person
Please visit www.emerson.edu/ce for registration information and policies.