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Stand-Up Comedy Training

ImprovBoston Comedy School 3-Level Stand-Up Program


Our stand-up comedy program for adults (17+) takes students from the fundamentals of comedy writing all the way through creating your own stand-up comedy set.

Successful standup comedy stems from a critical but constructive and supportive writing environment, where students are encouraged to take risks, explore and discover what they think is fun about the world, build confidence in the choices they make, themselves, and creative ideas on paper and on stage. Our standup comedy philosophy is rooted in improvisation and coached by an experienced faculty of performers, writers and working comics.

Our program is cumulative and each level fosters a professional comedy writing experience. Also, our students receive UNLIMITED stand-by comp tickets for regularly scheduled shows and Every class features a Student Showcase.

SEE LIVE STANDUP COMEDY EVERY WEEKEND!
Nightcap (Fri/Sat 1130) The People's Show (Sundays 9)

  • Stand Up Level 101
  • Stand Up Level 201
  • Stand Up Level 301

STANDUP 101

Are you the funny person at work? Do your friends constantly tell you that you should be on Comedy Central? Well, prove them right! STANDUP 101 teaches you the basics of stand up comedy and helps you turn your funny lines into a real routine. ImprovBoston instructors are nationally touring comedians who have been featured on MTV, Comedy Central and festivals all over the country.

STANDUP 101 teaches you how to use your own experiences and own self-perceptions to develop your first routine. Learn how to find your comedic voice, how to better observe the world around you, and how to edit your perceptions into side splitting comedy. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills, hone their writing point of view, and better understand how the world sees you. The class concludes with each student having a 3 minute routine ready to perform in front of a live audience!

Maximum 12 participants per class. $199.00 per person. No previous experience necessary.

STANDUP 201

Do you want to take your stand up comedy to the next level? In our STANDUP 201 class, you learn to further develop your persona and personal comedic style. In 201 we analyze the work of some of the masters of the craft and apply lessons learned to your new material. The goal is a slick, polished, unique set performed with a truly original voice. This class will help prepare you to take your comedy to the clubs. The class concludes with each student having a new 5 minute set ready to perform in front of a live audience.

Maximum 12 participants per class. $199.00 per person. Pre-requisite: STANDUP 101

STANDUP 301

Designed for our advanced standup students or current stand up performers. If you regularly hit open mic nights and are looking for a place to try out new material and get feedback, this workshop is perfect for you. Plus, instructors will go over the business of standup comedy tips for landing slots, promoting yourself and keeping your act fresh.

Maximum 8 participants per class. $199.00 per person. Pre-requisite: STANDUP 201

Email comedyschool@improvboston.com with your resume and/or links to your set for approval.


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