For comedians and speakers via Zoom or phone
Here are a few questions to answer before we continue…
* Are you serious about a career as a comedian or speaker?
* Do you need direction or motivation to pursue your goal?
* Would you like a partner to help write and edit your material?
* Are your live performances getting the desired audience response?
* Would you like a professional coach to review your video on youtube?
* Do you want to develop promotional material that will get you work?
* Do you know how to get paid bookings as a comedian or speaker?
* Do you know how to get corporate and college bookings?
* If you’re a beginner – do you want to know how to get on stage?
* If you’re experienced – are you ready to take your career to the next level?
Many successful professionals…
Whether in the performing arts, business or sports - have coaches and mentors. Did you answer "yes" to any of the above questions? If you did and would like to talk about how I can help, let's schedule a 20 minute free phone consultation. If we both decide we can work together, we'll move forward at a pace that fits your personal schedule and goals.
Shelby-Lane, MD – Detroit, MI
"Thanks for all the great help and inspiration. You're a master comedy coach. Your encouragement has been fantastic and being able to "kill" at a club or on a lecture stage is the best reward."
Aidan Park – Los Angeles, CA
"Coaching with Dave was awesome. He really has a grasp on how the comedy business works and understands what you need to do to start monetizing in the comedy world. Worth every cent and I would do it again!"
Brian Kirk – Orlando, Florida
"Dave Schwensen is a legend in the comedy business and he's a comedy genius! I've been reading his comedy books for years, and I listened to every episode of his radio show 'What's So Funny!' To actually work with him in person was a dream come true. The minute I met him, I felt like I'd known Dave for years. His advice and tips were invaluable, and I put them into practice right away. If you have the opportunity to do some coaching with him, do it now before the secret gets out and his prices go up!"
Don Cooper – Atlanta, GA
"I had the pleasure of working with Dave regarding the business aspects of comedy and I really enjoyed our weekly meetings. It was as informative to get his insights from his 30 plus years experience in the business as it was to listen to his stories about some of the biggest names in comedy. I'd highly recommend anyone taking advantage of Dave's coaching. It'll be one of the best investments you'll ever make in your comedy career."
Maria-Lourdes Aragon – Tacoma, Washington
Private one-on-one coaching…
With Dave Schwensen, author of "How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider's Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy," "Comedy Workshop: Creating & Writing Comedy Material for Comedians & Humorous Speakers," and "Comedy FAQs And Answers: How The Stand-Up Biz Really Works," former Talent Coordinator for the television show "A&E's An Evening at The Improv" and the Hollywood and New York City Improv comedy clubs.
As owner of DSEntertainment, Dave has experience as a talent agent in the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) and in the corporate market representing comedians, speakers, musicians and variety acts. He is also a corporate speaker and entertainment lecturer for colleges and universities.
Dan Brown – Cleveland, OH
"Dave's private coaching has been very educational and well worth it. Nothing beats being able to work with someone as experienced with stand up like Dave one on one."
Carolyn O. – New York, NY
Lynn B. Johnson – Boston, MA
Jerry Jaffe – Cleveland, OH
Jeremy Muncy – Columbus, OH
Timika Young – Ewing, New Jersey
Mark Browne – Tampa, Florida
Private coaching is by Zoom or phone
Dave is good at working around your calendar when scheduling. Most often we schedule a week in advance, but can find openings for last-minute coaching sessions to prepare for auditions, contests and important paid gigs. Use the contact form (above) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the best day and time – for you – to start private coaching.
To schedule a FREE 20-minute phone consultation or to schedule a one hour coaching session with Dave, please the Contact link above, or send an email to Dave@TheComedyBook.com. Thanks and as always – keep laughing!