Stand-up Comedy Classes
November 3, 2016
Scottsdale Comedy Spot Comedy Class
Classes run EVERY Sunday and continue each month – on-going. Join anytime!
- Stand-Up Comedy Classes:
- Every Sunday, 11 am – 1:00 pm
- Cost is $100 per month – pay in person (CASH ONLY – NO CHECKS!). Your comedy budget goes further here as compared with other classes that can run $300-$400 per month!
- Start/Join anytime
How does it work?
Each class begins with a lesson that covers many of the key points that every comic should know. Then each student is given time onstage to share ideas with the class, try out new material, or just talk about their experiences. The teacher and the rest of the class will help you turn your ideas into solid stand-up material that will have them falling out of their seats!
Enrolled students will be part of the Comedy Class Showcases every several months. A performance show specifically for those enrolled in the comedy classes.
Stand-Up Comedy Topics:
- Your comedic point of view – Be original
- Be emotional ; conflict, conflict, conflict
- Exaggeration, white lies and embellishment
- Pitfalls of trying out material on friends and family
- The pause and how to use it – timing is everything
- How to get material from current events
- Judy Carter’s four magic words
- What’s hack. What’s not.
- Upwriting – how to give it “zing”
- Editing is essential – slash and burn!
- Introduction to riffing
- Writing your intro card for showcase emcee
- Showcase etiquette
- Developing call backs
- Intensifying emotion on stage
- Working with an attitude
- In-class writing exercise
- Physical comedy
- Working with a partner on stage
- How to read an audience
- Joke repair; fixing stuff you thought you couldn’t use
- Emcee techniques part I
- Emcee techniques part II
- Improvisation exercise
- Riffing your own material
- Heckler hell
- These topics and many, many more!
How much does it cost?
The cost is $100.00 for one month of classes. Each class is 2+ hours long. That’s the best price for comedy instruction anywhere in Phoenix!
How do I sign up? How do I join?
Cost of the class is $100.00. You can pay in person with CASH ONLY – (No personal, business or checks of any kind will be accepted!)
- To sign up and reserve your space, or if you have further questions, please email us using the following link: Info@thecomedyspot.net
About the Instructor
She is, the longest running comedy teacher in the Valley! Dee Ann Kinkade has been teaching Stand-Up Comedy at the Comedy Spot Comedy Club for 12 years now. She has also been teaching for the Scottsdale Community College as well as privately for over fifteen (15) years. She is an accomplished screenwriter and cable TV producer for E! Entertainment Television.
Dee Ann Kinkade, who has performed live stand-up at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, Rascals Comedy Club, and more, will take you step by step through developing and performing your own original material into a 3 – 5 minute routine.
YOU WILL NOT FIND A MORE EXPERIENCED, PATIENT TEACHER IN THE VALLEY! Learn the art of creating visual one-liners, doing impressions, using props… even how to deal with hecklers. This course may be repeated several times for continued development of your comedic talent. Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly recommended.