SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT–LAUGHTER ZONE 101 STUDENTS HAVE SOME PROUD MOMENTS
IN THE PATRICK MALIAH’S THE PEOPLES CHAMP OF COMEDY COMPETITION FOR $20,000
THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE MOVED ON TO THE AUGUST 2012 SEMI-FINALS
ASH DHAWAN~CHRIS ALLEN~STEPHANIE MICHELLE~CAPTAIN CHARLEY~ED HILL
OTHERS THAT MADE THE TOP 60 (OF 250)
MAU SCANTOLINI~CHRISTIE ANDERSON~ALEX SPARLING~ELI GOREE
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU ALL—GOOD LUCK TO THE FINALISTS
COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS:
I hired Jan Bannister to coach me before competing for a stand-up comedy contest because I had no experience. She is very knowledgeable with her craft and was brutally honest with what I needed to work on. She helped me find my voice. Well, I made the semifinals at the contest (amongst seasoned pros), and cannot thank her enough. This woman is genius! LL
Your course truly gets the job done! There’s no doubt we shared a big common goal: we get on stage and perform a 5 minute set in front of a live audience, and I think you prevent the vast majority of us from committing social suicide in the process. You really helped me deal with my fear. A.M.
I will absolutely recommend your class to anyone who is looking to doing something out of the ordinary and break out of their shell. I actually had someone approach me after the show about doing public speaking ..very cool for me as being a speaker is one of my goals. O.D.
“After a good friend died unexpectedly from cancer and I became very depressed. I could not seem to pull myself out of the anger and sadness. I had heard laughter was a great healer and so I took a stand up comedy class with Janice Bannister. Although it took a few weeks, I did start to smile and then laughter found its way back into my life. I am very grateful to Janice. She is a great teacher!” And I loved being on the stage, it was so much fun. S.E