Stand Up Comedy Classes | Laughterzone101
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Vancouver Stand up comedy classes
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Stand Up Comedy Classes

Get on stage and spread some laughter.

The Laughter Zone 101 stand-up comedy classes are the #1 comedy classes in Vancouver. We have introduced stand-up comedy to over 538 students and we have produced 186+ comedy showcases. We are the longest running comedy school and have students ranging from age 8-87 years old.

 

Our courses focus on giving you all the tools and the framework for bringing your personal comedy style to the stage. And you get to perform in front of a live audience in a real comedy club.

Level 1 Stand-up comedy 2018

Have you always want to try stand-up comedy?

Step out of the box and do something different.This is the class to get you on stage.

You will learn:

  • How your funny ideas and authentic stories can be turned into a stand-up comedy set, that is unique to you.
  • To write a set using comedy formulas and styles that work for the stage.
  • You will discover your comedy persona.
  • To use the microphone and stage properly.
  • How working with a comedy buddy, will help you.
  • The importance of set order, act outs, and having fun on stage.
  • And how to tap into the local comedy scene.
  • All classes are collaborative under the guidance of a professional stand-up comic. Open to ages 16+

All classes are collaborative under the guidance of a professional stand-up comic. Open to ages 16+

Dates:

  • Tuesday, FEBRUARY 20th- March 20
  • Wednesday March 21
  •  7-9pm

Location:

Lafflines Comedy Club, 530 Columbia St, New West.

$245.00 Add to cart

LEVEL 2  STAND-UP COMEDY  INTENSIVE

Level 2 classes are for comics that have completed a Beginner’s stand-up comedy course. Maybe your have slacked off your writing, or your sets have gone stale, and now you are ready to kick your comedy up a notch.

Do you want to make your material more authentic, and work towards getting paid gigs? Or do you want to take your comedy in a whole new direction?

This class is also good for comedy contest contestants that are honing a tight 5 set.

This class will help you develop new material, and make sure you have a strong comedic POV.

You will be encouraged, through exercises, to experiment with a variety of comedy styles, that may be new to you.

You will learn:

  • Writing exercises beyond set-up/punch, in a variety of genres of comedy; storytelling, one liners, topical, alternate, ….
  • Ad-libs, riffing, and act outs With an improv class specific for stand-up comics.
  • Tips on handling hecklers, and working as an emcee.
  • How to promote yourself to club bookers.

THIS CLASS IS NOT FOR WHIMPS you need to:

  • Take Honest feedback and direction from a professional paid comic.
  • Be prepared to work at your writing and performance, with challenging weekly assignments.
  • Participate in the planning and promotion of your showcase. In turn you will be PAID for the Showcase – the class will be instrumental in the end of the classes showcase.

Dates:

To be determined.
This class runs 2 times a year.
Please contact us to be on the waiting list.

Location:

TBD

$245.00 Add to cart

BOOMER, ZOOMERS AND SENIORS STAND UP COMEDY

Standup comedy is considered one of the most difficult performance art forms. Yet getting a laugh can be the most exhilarating of feelings. You’ll participate in this course by telling parts of your life story and adding the punchlines in the right places. You’ll learn to be your authentic self and to get smiles and downright belly laughs. And don’t worry; you get to pick the parts of your life story you want to share.

We will discuss comedy’s role in our lives and how nearly every subject can be developed into a comedy bit. We’ll work collaboratively to generate jokes and develop your performance style. A showcase of our comedy will be featured in the final class.

Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.

Dates:

FALL 2018

Location:

Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus