The next round of Rik Roberts’ School of Laughs Stand-Up Comedy Writing class at Zanies starts Monday, October 6th. We’re told there are just four spots left, so register now!
Here’s more info from Rik:
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
Mondays October 6, 13 & 20
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM @ Zanies in Nashville
Investment: $200 total
To Register: E-mail me at SchoolOfLaughs@gmail.com with your name, cell phone and the words “Zanies Writing Register” in the subject heading.
There is no previous experience required for this course.The Stand-Up Comedy Level One: Writing class is the foundation for beginners and intermediate comics (open mic performers).
In this class you will discover:
* How to turn a story into a comedy routine
* Why some things are funny and others aren’t
* How to put your personality into your jokes
* How many laughs per minute comedians aim for
* How to edit like a ninja!
* Why some comics never succeed
* How the best comics prepare their material
* Where inspiration comes from
* How to destroy writer’s block
* Why it is important to vary your jokes
* A secret comedy trick that leads to bigger laughs
* How to avoid common mistakes beginners make
* More than a dozen techniques comics use to make material solid and consistent.
These tips will be revealed through various examples, including:
* Watching comics on Letterman and breaking down why they make certain choices.
* Writing jokes and have an opportunity to share in class
* Homework challenges to get your brain and pen in high gear
and several other interactive approaches.
We don’t get onstage, however. So it’s a pressure-free environment where you can speak up as much (or as little) as you like.
As an added bonus, this class comes with a “Lifetime Warranty.” Once you’ve paid for the class, you can attend any and all following writing class sessions at no extra charge. So you can apply the knowledge as you progress through the ranks of comedy to make it a custom fit every time!
To Register: E-mail me at SchoolOfLaughs@gmail.com with your name, cell phone number and the words “Zanies Writing Register” in the subject heading.
I will follow up with an email explaining what to expect, how to pay, etc., Hurry and send that email if you want to make it into the class, only 4 spots left.
=== OTHER CLASSES ===
Stand-Up Comedy Level Two: Performance
Mondays in November (TBA) @ Zanies in Nashville
Group One 5:30-7:30,
Group Two 8:00-9:30 PM
The Level One: Writing Class is now on line and available in three different editions based on your experience. Click the link below to learn more!
Business of Comedy
This class will be offered in October or November and may be offered to a limited group (8 students) on a Saturday. Please reply if you are interested. Full description amiable at: