In this course students will review the basics of stand up comedy writing technique and Joke Structure. They will learn how to fix a joke that isn't flowing, generate new topics which will lead to stronger jokes and "cut the fat" from material. Additionally, they will find a deeper level of their comedic voice (P.O.V.), learn how to "be in the moment" and "do the show that´s in front of you." This class showcases at the end of the 6-week course. The instructor works with the level of the class and helps everyone find their voice. 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. MYSPACE | | EPK