Stand-Up Comedy 101

Comedy Class Syllabus:

  • Learn the basics of stand-up comedy in a structured class setting
  • Mold topics into an original routine through a weekly on-stage performance workshop
  • Translate your ideas into a crafted act through proper joke structure and editing techniques
  • Experiment with elements of improv and acting principals to create a unique and organic performance
  • Hone your joke crafting skills with a focus on writing content

Comedy Classes Include:

  • Six three-hour-long comedy class sessions at Goodnights Comedy Club, Wednesdays from 6 to 9PM
  • A Graduation Showcase at Goodnights at 8PM on the Wednesday immediately following the final class session (schedule permitting) in which participants perform for an audience of friends and family in a supportive, positive, and controlled environment

Upcoming Class Dates

November Session:

  • 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 - Grad Show 12/19 @8PM

January Session:

  • 01/23, 01/30, 02/06, 02/13, 02/20, 02/27 - Grad Show 03/06 @8PM

January Class Registration
January Class Deposit


Instructors:

Class taught by Matt White and Brent Blakeney


FAQ

Is this class for beginners?

  • Yes. Our Stand-Up 101 and 130 classes are both entry-level courses. All 200 level courses and higher require completion of an entry-level course or permission from the instructor to attend.

What's the difference between Stand-Up 101 and 130?

  • Our 101 class is more of a structured, classroom-style course which builds your comedy skills from the ground up, starting with a solid foundation of basic comedy knowledge. Our 130 class focuses primarily on joke writing and is basically an extended verison of the latter half of the 101 syllabus. It's ideal for the comedy fan or novice open mic'er ready to take their stand-up to the next level. Both classes, however, are for beginners, although we encourage extremely new students to start with our 101 before taking 130.

My child is 13 years old, can I sign them up for a class?

  • Unfortunately, no. All Goodnights Comedy Academy classes are 18+.

How much progress can I expect to gain from this class?

  • As with any class or lesson, you get out what you put in. Those who participate, do the homework assignments, and put real effort in their work will see significant advancement in their skill level over someone who was merely present in class.

What is the benefit of taking this class versus performing on open mics?

  • Time saved. In 6 weeks we will teach you the skills needed to become an Open Mic regular and then some. Skills that take people quite awhile to learn on their own.

Do I need to have any material ready before the class?

  • There's no preparation required to start of any of our entry-level classes. Obviously, there's also no harm in bringing some material, ideas, or jokes you've been working on to the first day of class but that's totally optional!