How To Be A Working Comic Online Course
An Insider’s Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy
Comedy is a serious business, with a lot of laughs. Stand-up comedy has become a giant industry and a major source of talent for television, movies, streaming services, theaters, night clubs, colleges and universities, corporate events, trade shows, conventions, military shows, benefits, special events, and many other venues where laughter is in demand. As a comedian, you will find the competition for jobs can be fierce, but because the entertainment industry is continually looking for new talent, there is always the opportunity to be “discovered.”
Successful comedians are made, not born; there’s more to what you see than just talent and luck. It takes preparation, practical experience, and knowledge of what the business expects of you. To share an important piece of insider advice about the comedy industry:
“They may call it amateur night – but no one is looking to hire an amateur.”
This course is divided into five chapters that serve as your step-by-step guide into the world of stand-up comedy. We start by laying the groundwork for you as a creative artist (writer and performer) and continue your journey toward becoming a working comedian.
- Setting the Stage
- Writing Comedy
- Writing Your Comedy Set
- Preparing To Perform
- On Stage and Beyond
* Bonus Lecture – Looking Ahead and Talking About… Different (performance) Markets
Each chapter contains:
- Five video lectures (over two and a half hours followed by bonus lecture).
- Articles pertaining to each lecture topic.
- Assignments designed to take you to your next step toward being working comic.
It is important to note the insider advice in this course comes from experiences within the comedy / entertainment industry. In addition to Dave’s credits, each of the twenty-five lectures includes a real-life example related to the topic. In other words, there is a lot of name-dropping by sharing lessons and experiences from well-known (and some legendary) comedians about what methods worked for them, and sometimes – what didn’t. And since this is comedy (don’t forget) it is meant to be informative and entertaining at the same time. A good description would be infotainment.
Personal creativity, sense of humor, desire to make others laugh, and your ability to laugh and have fun are the key ingredients in this course. Your success as a working comic is the goal. Whether you’ve been looking for a way to break into comedy or to take your career to the next level, there are no more excuses. Let’s take that important next step together.