Need to write new material or pump up your current set? Wish you had a writer to help? Just can´t make that one idea work but you know it's got potential?
PLEASE NOTE: Students at the Advanced level will showcase TWICE - once in Week 1 (your first class, which may be on a different night than the rest of your classes - see class notes), and again in Week 5 to help chart your progress!
Target Student: Working comedians with road experience looking to get help with joke structure, character and material development.
Prerequisites: Stand Up: Beginning and Stand Up: Intermediate both strongly recommended; admission to Stand Up: Advanced is by invitation only.
PLEASE BRING AN AUDIO RECORDING DEVICE TO CLASS.
Dave Reinitz This American Life
Dave´s unique perspective and sarcasm gives us a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy that won´t soon be forgotten. Taking nothing for granted Dave challenges "normal" beliefs and expectations. He finds humor wherever common sense is in jeopardy, such as the prescription drug industry, in ordering a simple cup of coffee and genetically engineered food "of course the bugs won´t eat it , it taste like crap". Like a modern day minimalist Robin Hood, Dave steels small things from big companies, not just to get even but to feel even. Well-traveled and semi educated, Dave appeals to the smart and silly sides of the audience. Raised by 1960s radicals in upstate New York, Dave lists George Carlin, Bill Maher, and John Stewart as artistic influences. EPK