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Unleash your comedic talent and master the art of making people laugh with comedy classes in Los Angeles. From stand-up comedy to improv and sketch writing, these classes will help you develop your comedic timing, sharpen your wit, and leave audiences in stitches.

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Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show

Santa Monica College @ SMC Bundy Campus, Santa Monica, CA

Hone your stand-up comedy skills in this dynamic workshop, perfect for beginners and seasoned performers alike. Learn professional techniques for joke writing, developing your comedic persona, and engaging audiences. Gain insights into the business side of comedy, including sitcom development. The course culminates in a thrilling graduation show at a top comedy venue.

(513) All levels 21 and older
$168

7 sessions

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Stand Up Level 1

DBA Flappers University @ 118 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

Unlock your comedic potential with Stand Up Level 1. Whether you're a budding comedian or seeking to boost your public speaking skills, this course offers a comprehensive dive into joke structure, stage presence, and self-confidence. Discover the art of comedy in a supportive environment, where authenticity and humor reign supreme.

(38) Beginner 18 and older
$350

4 sessions

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Stand-Up Comedy 101

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover your comedic potential in Stand-Up Comedy 101 at Los Angeles City College. Learn the art of joke-writing, performance, structuring your set, and even how to handle hecklers. Don't miss the chance to showcase your original stand-up routine at a comedy club!

(786) Beginner 18 and older
$189

6 sessions

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Intro to Stand Up Comedy

DBA Flappers University @ 102 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

Discover the secrets of stand-up comedy and learn how to turn your funny ideas into hilarious jokes in this one-day intensive course. Taught by top instructors at Flappers Comedy University, this class will teach you the fundamentals of joke structure, how to connect with an audience, and how to discover your own unique point of view. Whether you want to pursue a career in comedy or just improve your public speaking skills, this class is perfect for beginners and professionals alike.

(38) Beginner 18 and older
$49
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TV Comedy 1: Pilot Writing Workshop

Writing Pad

Learn the secrets to developing a hit comedy show and creating memorable characters in the five-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop at Writing Pad. With guidance from an instructor who has worked on shows like Community and Superstore, you'll develop the formula for your own series and have everything you need to pitch it. Don't miss your chance to bring your comedic ideas to life!

(61) Beginner 16 and older
$525

5 sessions

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TV Comedy 2: TV Draft Writing

Writing Pad

Learn from TV comedy expert, Jack Kukoda, how to transform your beat sheets into a hilarious pilot script in this 8-week online workshop. Develop your characters, write an engaging opening scene, and turn your roadmap into literary gold. By the end, you'll be on your way to revising your first draft and creating an Emmy-worthy comedy.

(61) All levels 16 and older
$1,140

10 sessions

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2-Week Online Live-Action On-Camera Comedy Intensive with Howard Meltzer

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Join top Casting Director Howard Meltzer for a live and interactive online comedy class. Perfect for actors of all ages, this intensive offers the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from Howard, who has cast for major networks including HBO Max, Netflix, and Warner Brothers Television. Don't miss this chance to hone your comedic skills with an industry expert!

(24) All levels 15 and older
$169

2 sessions

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Steve Kaplan's Comedy Intensive Online

Kaplan Comedy

Uncover the hidden tools and principles of comedy in this intensive workshop. Dive into the art and science of comedy, exploring character, structure, and comic premise through interactive exercises and analysis of classic comedies. Master practical techniques to elevate your comedic craft and keep audiences laughing.

All levels 18 and older
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$233.75
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4 sessions

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TV Comedy Intensive with Zachary Spiegel

Actors Connection New York @ Online Classroom

Refine your comedic craft in TV auditioning with Zachary Spiegel at Actors Connection New York. Join this intensive led by an Associate Casting Director with a rich portfolio, including recent projects for Disney Channel, ABC/20th Century, and Netflix. Elevate your skills under the guidance of an industry expert for a chance to shine in the world of multi-cam comedies.

(323) All levels 13 and older
$79
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TV Comedy Pitching

Writing Pad

Master the art of TV comedy pitching alongside industry pros. Learn the ins and outs of crafting a winning pitch, from etiquette to performance, and receive personalized feedback to refine your presentation. Get ready to impress network executives and take your comedy pilot to the next level.

(61) All levels 18 and older
$325

3 sessions

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Comedy Writing: How to Be Funny on Paper or on Stage

Mt. San Antonio College

Unlock the secrets of comedy and learn how to be funny both on paper and on stage in this fast-paced session. Discover the anatomy of a joke, sharpen your wit, and explore different types of humor to entertain and influence people. Join us for a laughter-filled webinar and take your comedic skills to new heights!

(83) All levels 18 and older
$49
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Stand Up Level 3: Authenticity

DBA Flappers University @ 118 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

Our Stand Up Level 3: Advanced Studies courses are intended for students with a strong grasp of basic comedy technique and ample performing experience who are looking to focus their attention on one of four major areas of comedic study, with the intention of improving or expanding their existing comedy material and career. In our Stand Up Level 3: Authenticity class, students focus on how to become more 'real' in their performances, delving deeper...

(38) Advanced 18 and older
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$350

6 sessions

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Mastering Standup Workshop

The Comedy Institute @ 950 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

If you are serious about stand-up, this is the only class that covers it all. It literally answers every question you have about stand-up and all the ones you haven’t thought of yet. The Only workshop recommended by comedy legend George Wallace. There is nothing like the live experience. It’s true in watching stand-up and it’s true in teaching stand-up. The live class gives you the unique opportunity to interact directly with the instructor,...

(6) All levels 18 and older
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$150

2 sessions

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TV Comedy Pitching

Writing Pad

You’ve worked hard to hone that super-fly pilot premise with hysterical characters, a compelling world, and an amazing pilot episode. So what’s next?  A pitch meeting with a network exec, perhaps? Enter Natalie Gergely, Director of Development for Abominable Pictures and Former Manager of Development at Comedy Central and Nathan Varni, current Director Development, ABC. In this three week Los Angeles comedy pitching class, Natalie will...

(61) All levels 18 and older
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Stand-up Comedy Workshop

El Camino College @ 334 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Get ready to giggle! Tap into your own creative genius and rock the audience with humor. Learn joke writing, improvising skills, how to create characters while developing your stage persona and connecting with any type of audience. Your classroom for this hilariously funny and insightful workshop-style course takes place at The Clown House, a real-life performance studio. You'll get to try out your act on a real stage with a real microphone in hand...

(176) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$59

6 sessions

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Crowd-Work & Riffing

The Comedy Institute @ 950 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Ya know how a veteran comic sounds like he’s just talking and it’s hilarious? That is called “speaking in the language of stand-up”. And it comes from the ability to riff on-stage, using punchline dynamics naturally and creating material entirely in voice. There’s nothing more exciting than when a comedian goes off-book. It’s exciting, electric and dangerous. But when done right, there is nothing that can get an audience on it’s...

(6) All levels 18 and older
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$100
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Storytelling

The Comedy Institute @ 950 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Don’t waste valuable time on stage with stories that don’t belong there. There is an incredible difference between telling a story to a group of friends and storytelling for standup. This workshop teaches you how to tell the difference (or in some cases, create the difference) and how to structure the story to function as stand-up material. Once you understand how storytelling for stand-up is built and operates you can then apply this to every...

(6) All levels 18 and older
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$100
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Handling Hecklers

The Comedy Institute @ 950 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

This 1-night intensive focuses specifically on handling the most difficult moments of any comic’s career. This is the first class ever designed to immerse you in the experience of heckling and walk you through the step-by-step process of analyzing the situation and choosing the appropriate course of action. Whatever the situation, you will know what to do and be able to do it. You will learn: How to read the Heckler How to break down the Heckler...

(6) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$100
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Stand-Up to Sitcom: TV Character Creation for Comics

DBA Flappers University @ 118 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA

You know you're funny on stage... but how did comics like Jerry Seinfeld and Ray Romano take their stand-up persona and create a TV personality that a sitcom can be built around? How do you take your unique voice and apply it to someone else's words in an audition or a cold read and make sure that you book the gig? In this course students will work on prepping and performing scripted material for either an audition or a performance. The course will...

(38) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$350

6 sessions

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Stand Up Level 1/2: CLAREMONT Beginning/Intermediate

DBA Flappers University @ 532 W 1st St, La Verne, CA

This stand up course is intended for non-performers, newbies and working comedians alike looking to gain a deeper understanding of our structure-based approach to stand-up comedy. Intermediate-level topics covered in this course will include: Becoming confident on stage Identity exercises How to mine your personal life for comedy material Basic comedy structure, and how it is used to create surprise The importance of brevity and its effect...

(38) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$395

6 sessions

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Reviews for Comedy Classes in Los Angeles

Comedy Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.4 stars based on 2,010 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Intro to Stand Up Comedy

    Reviewed by Barbara O. on 6/5/2023
    The teacher was awsome. I felt that some portals just opened in my life and I am very interested to do new classes.
  • Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show

    Reviewed by James L. on 5/4/2022
    Jonathan is a gem. Incredibly passionate teacher who really breaks down what you need to know to have success in comedy. I never leave reviews on these sites but people need to know how good this class/teacher is. Already told all my friends so you folks might as well know too
  • Stand-up Comedy Workshop

    Anonymous review on 3/29/2020
    It was a great class. However I couldn't attend the last few sessions because of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Stand Up Level 1

    Reviewed by Chris C. on 7/24/2019
    Joanie Coyote was wonderful and insightful. She gave me some of the best and most useful notes I've ever received from a director or teacher. She never put me down and never poked fun of any of us. She's a pro and you can feel it when she talks to you. She empathizes with how vulnerable we are up there and made us all feel like we really could/can do this seemingly impossible task of "getting up and doing 5 minutes". Oh, and she taught me how to write a joke.... And a whole bunch of other stuff you need to know before you step on that stage. I loved the class and I think Ms. Coyote is exceptional.
  • Stand-up Comedy Workshop

    Anonymous review on 4/27/2019
    Adam is very funny and a encouraging teacher. He helps you find your inner comic with on stage exercises. The showcase is a really great opportunity to get to perform at the Comedy Store in a supportive atmosphere.
  • Stand-up Comedy Workshop

    Reviewed by Rachel S. on 3/31/2019
    Very supportive environment which is crucial when you’re putting yourself out there for stand up.
  • Crowd-Work & Riffing

    Anonymous review on 2/26/2019
    Greg gives a great class, I love the student engagement. My only feedback would be to have the students participate in more (improv) exercises that have the students say/ ramble even more with less editing. This way, they can play with having even more flow, this would heighten the exercises that he administers in class.
  • Storytelling

    Anonymous review on 7/22/2018
    It's more fun than Vegas!!
  • Mastering Standup Workshop

    Reviewed by Leah Scherschel on 9/18/2014
    It was a fabulous class, he gave us great energy even tho the class was small and it was late and hot. So much information and definitely valuable. Loved it!

Discover the Best Comedy Classes in Los Angeles

Did you know that the origins of comedy can be traced back to the Greek and Roman empires, where the word was developed to describe stage-plays that had happy endings? At its core, a comedic work is a piece of fiction that can take the form of discourse, jokes, or satirical sketches that are intended to be humorous and make an audience laugh. Any type of work that is intended to bring amusement is considered to be a comedy. Comedies can appear in many different forms, including theater, film, television, stand-up, radio, books, or nearly any other entertainment medium. Anyone can learn the skill of comedy, regardless of their experience or age.

Why You Should Learn Comedy in Los Angeles

Learning comedy in Los Angeles can be a unique way to relieve stress after work or school, as well as a way to pass the time when you are not otherwise occupied. Comedy is a skill that involves the utilization of your entire body as your material, and you can even use comedy to help other people. Obviously comedy is intended to entertain others, but you can also personalize comedy to make it into a gift for a special occasion.

There is a large community of comedy lovers, and it is made up of those who enjoy comedy as a hobby, as well as those who use it as a profession. After mastering the basics of comedy, it may be a good idea to research local clubs, groups, events, or organizations where you can meet others who are interested in comedy. Keep in mind that most people who are in these groups already have some experience with comedy, and they may not be looking to teach a beginner unless the group states explicitly that beginners are welcome.

Comedy classes may also be a way to turn your new hobby into a marketable skill to put on your resume. A sense of humor is a great thing to have at just about any job, and learning comedic timing may be helpful when you need to lighten things up. Like spending time online? Start a comedy focused YouTube channel or TikTok account and begin producing your own sketches and routines. Grow your following large enough and you could even make some money this way and turn your hobby into a side hustle.

In-Person Comedy Classes in Los Angeles

If you want to learn comedy in-person, CourseHorse can connect you with classes in your area. For example, if you are in Los Angeles, Off-the-Cuff: Comedy Improv (Level 1) is offered by Los Angeles City College. This five-session class will teach you the building blocks of improvisational comedy. You will learn teamwork, communication, and self-confidence in a fun and freeing environment. 

In Burbank, DBA Flappers University hosts Intro to Stand Up Comedy, a beginner-friendly class that teaches you how to turn your funny ideas into jokes for the stage. This intensive class introduces you to many different types of comedy and is perfect for those who are just starting out. 

Another Los Angeles City College course is Stand-Up Comedy 101, which teaches you the basics of stand up comedy. You will learn joke writing, performance skills, how to structure your set, and even how to handle hecklers.

Series: Off the Cuff - Comedy Improv at Los Angeles City College is a five-session class which will help you learn to love public speaking through improvisational comedy. This class is designed for all levels and will teach you communication, team work, and listening skills.

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show is offered at Santa Monica College and will help you hone your skills as a stand up comedian. This seven-session course is a hands-on workshop designed for all levels that will teach you joke writing and how to find your comedic voice.

El Camino College offers Stand-up Comedy Workshop, an all levels class that will have you giggling in no time. This six-session course will teach you how to write jokes, hone your improv skills, and how to create characters that can connect with any audience.

Comedy Improv is held at Mt. San Antonio College in North Hollywood, and will help you discover your love of improv and how it can be applied to almost any aspect of your life. You will develop the ability to concoct witty responses and the confidence to use them.

Handling Hecklers at The Comedy Institute is open to all levels and focuses on handling the most difficult moment of any comic’s career: heckling. This class will immerse you in the experience of heckling and then walk you through the process of choosing the appropriate response for the situation.

Another offering at The Comedy Institute is Mastering Standup Workshop, a two-session course that covers it all. This class answers any questions you have about the art of stand up comedy, and gives you the experience of performing in front of an audience of your peers.

Virtual Comedy Classes 

If you live in Los Angeles but you do not want to commute to an in-person comedy class, then a virtual comedy class can be a good way to learn the art of comedy. Some of the advantages of online comedy classes include allowing you to attend from just about anywhere, including your home or an outdoor space, such as your backyard or a nearby park. There is also no commute to and from an online comedy class, which saves you time and money. One possible disadvantage of taking an online comedy class is that you will most likely have to provide any required materials or equipment. Luckily most comedy classes do not require much beyond your attendance.

If you are interested in taking online comedy classes, CourseHorse can help you find a great fit for the style of comedy you would like to learn. For example, 2-Week Comedy & Drama Intensive with Jeremy Gordon is a class that will teach you scene study and audition techniques revolving around the comedic genre. You will be learning from an experienced casting director in an interactive environment that includes a Q&A session. The Comedy Intensive Online is a four-session course designed for all levels of experience. You will experience an interactive workshop environment that explains comedy and comedy writing from the inside out. You will learn best practices for comedy that will allow you to further broaden your horizons in the genre. And Virtual Stand Up Comedy is a four-session online class that will help you develop a five minute stand up comedy routine in a supportive environment. You will learn how to develop original material, as well as visible digital content to support your stand up set.

Private Group Comedy Classes in Los Angeles

Like the idea of taking a comedy class but want to involve your friends or coworkers in Los Angeles? CourseHorse has comedy classes for private groups that they can deliver to you. For example, Virtual Comedy Show is a group comedy experience that everyone can enjoy, with a capacity of up to 50 people. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some belly laughs with your group as you take in stand up jokes from a top-notch comedian. This event pairs well with a virtual happy hour or one of CourseHorse’s virtual games for a dynamic and fun experience. Virtual Public Speaking Through Stand-Up is great for a group of up to 30 people, and is a team building class taught by a professional comedian. This one-session intensive course will teach stand up comedy to your team as a way to enhance aspects of their professional lives and collaboration skills.

Do not worry if you do not see a class listed publicly that interests you–CourseHorse can provide a group comedy class even if it is not currently listed on their website. Simply reach out through the contact form on their website to learn about available options. And remember that when you book with CourseHorse, you can change your group size after booking if needed, you will receive a confirmation within 24 hours, and there are no booking fees. Plus, CourseHorse supports multiple platforms, so everyone can join the fun no matter where they are.

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