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Stand Up Comedy Classes Chicago

Learn the art of stand-up comedy in the lively city of Chicago, with classes available in joke writing, delivery techniques, and stage presence, perfect for aspiring comedians looking to hone their skills and make audiences laugh.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Chicago have spots left, but 1 class live online is available.

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop (Online)

American Comedy Institute @ Virtual Classroom

Who is this for? Beginners to pros Anyone wanting to get to the next level of their comedy career and beyond What is the Stand-Up Comedy Workshop? The Stand-Up Comedy Workshop is comprised of… 3 group classes *2 private writing sessions with Stephen A LIVE show at Gotham Comedy Club  An online show streamed nationally and all over the world. *These private writing sessions are a unique opportunity to do what the pros do. Work...

Tuesday Dec 5th, 6–7:30pm Eastern Time

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Emcee/Stand-Up Intensive

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Have you been itching to get on the mic and make a crowd's slides split? Ready to put your voice out into the world? The Stand-Up Intensive is here to get you out of the audience and onto the stage! Taught by esteemed emcee, stand-up comic, and certified screwball Shirley Blazen, this workshop series will have you writing your own material, harnessing your unique voice, performing weekly, and polishing your own set for a showcase debut!

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6 sessions

Radical Comedy: Straight White Men Welcomed

The Second City Training Center @ 230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL

So, you want to do stand-up comedy, but you're not a bro... We got you! Radical Comedy covers what open mics are like in Chicago, proper mic etiquette, how to safely navigate your way through the sea of a whitewashed scene! This course will also discuss safe spaces, racism, misogyny, political correctness in the comedy scene, and how you can build your material around the idea of awareness for people who are different from you. If you're a woman...

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So You Want to Try Stand-up

The Second City Training Center @ 230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL

Have you always wanted to try stand-up but were too intimidated to try? This workshop will take you from "Wish I could" to "Wow! I did!" in a supportive atmosphere, practice finding the comedy in real-life experiences and turn them into a stand-up set. This class will include writing, discussion, a bit of improv, and will prepare you for your first stand-up open mic performance. Bring in a few jokes that you wrote or funny ideas that could become...

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