Want to improve your speaking skills? Try something daring? Or brave the world of stand-up comedy?
Coffee Gallery owner Julie Sandoval, who is also a stand-up comedian, can help you do all that and more in her eight week workshop on "Stand-Up Comedy: The Craft," starting Monday, Oct. 8.
"Students will learn the craft of stand-up comedy while learning about themselves, and finding humor in the world around them." Sandoval says. "Everyone can benefit from learning stand-up comedy. Not only do you get to master your public speaking skills, while fortifying your interpersonal communication skills, but your self confidence will improve. Your thinking skills will sharpen. And your spirits will be lifted. Stand-up comedy can even enhance your work performance and help you gain that competitive edge to better market yourself.
Sandoval says that students will only need a notebook, some pencils, and ".a sense of adventure" for the class. Topics are:
- Week One-Stand-up Comedy Fundamentals & Topic Identifying
- Week Two- More Topic Identifying & Two Joke Writing Techniques
- Week Three- Three More Joke Writing Techniques
- Week Four- Two More Joke Writing Techniques & Beginning Set Assembly
- Week Five- Two More Joke Writing Techniques & More Set Assembly
- Week Six- Story Crafting & Finish Set Assembly
- Week Seven- Rehearsal and Stage Techniques
- Week Eight- Performance
The class description says: "Next to kids and coffee, Stand-up comedy holds a special place in Julie’s heart. During her 16 years of performing and writing comedy, stand-up comedy has been a soothing friend that has taught her how to laugh at life. And how to navigate when life gets tough. It is also her heart's desire to preserve the integrity of the crafting of stand-up comedy. She will teach you techniques to find your natural topics and give you skills to make anything funny, all the while respecting your audience."
Stand-up Comedy The Craft is $175.00 for 8 weeks.
Class size is limited to 10 students to insure student success and enjoyment.
Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, & Discover (also will accept Barter & Trade)
Scholarships available to the comedic impoverished.
Call Julie (626) 831-8285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.