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Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Graduation Show

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.

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  • 21 and older
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  • SMC Bundy Campus, Santa Monica, CA
  • 21 hours over 7 sessions

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  • $168/person
  • 21 hours over 7 sessions
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this comedy class:

Hone your skills as a stand-up comic in an exciting hands-on workshop designed for both the absolute beginner as well as those already showcasing around town. The class culminates with a graduation show at the Comedy Store, the World Famous Improv Comedy Club or another venue. 

Learn all the techniques the pros use for joke writing, finding your comic personae and POV, and making the best choices for connecting with an audience. Also, gain an understanding of the business side of comedy, including the world of sitcom development.

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  • Be advised, the graduation show for SUCWS is NOT held on the final day of class. It is held on the weekend two or three weeks after the last day of class. It is held on either a Saturday afternoon or evening, or a Sunday afternoon or evening. 
  • Students must be 21 years of age to participate in the graduation show.
  • This class meets in-person and attendees are required to be fully vaccinated prior to class attendance. Please contact [email protected] for directions to submit proof of vaccination prior to class attendance.
School Notes:

You MUST have and input a valid California address and US phone number when signing up for Santa Monica College in-person courses, or you may be rejected from the course. If you do not have a valid US address and phone number, your enrollment will not be accepted.

Students with any valid US address may enroll in online/remote classes. 


Santa Monica College's Community Education Office operates from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. Please bring your CourseHorse purchase confirmation with you to class. Your Classroom information is noted in the Special Notes. If you do not have a classroom on your purchase receipt, please reach out to [email protected].

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Refund Policy

No cancellations after a class has begun, so choose courses carefully!

  • Requests for withdrawal from a class must be submitted in writing via email at least 8 business days before the start date of the class; receipt of requests made via other methods, such as phone messages, cannot be guaranteed.
  • You may receive a credit voucher applicable to future classes, which is valid for two years from the date of issue.
  • A minimum service charge of $15 per class cancellation will be withheld.
  • Refunds are granted ONLY if a class is cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled.
  • In the instance of cancelled classes, course fee is automatically refunded.
  • Credit card refunds are processed with seven business days, check and cash refunds will be issued by check within 45 business days.


  • To transfer to another class, request must be submitted in writing via email at least 8 business days before the original class meets.
  • A minimum service charge of $15 per class transfer will be deducted.

Important Information:

  • Refunds are NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registrations.
  • Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. There is no auditing of classes.
  • Returned checks will be subject to a $25 handling charge.

Some high demand classes, such as Glass Fusing and Good Times Travel day trips, have separate and different refund policies stating that all registrations are final, and no refunds, credits, or transfers will be given. Please bear that in mind when registering for those classes.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Santa Monica College (513)

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  • 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 with Graduation Show

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