Intro to Stand-Up



How do Maria Bamford, Ali Wong and Hannibal Buress come up with their routines? Lots of different ways! No two comedians are the same, and this class will give you an assortment of tools to find your unique comedic voice. Students will learn how to structure a joke, mine real life for comedic premises, and develop their onstage persona. By the end of the course you’ll have developed a tight 3-5 minute set

Sundays, 6-8:30 pm, May 5 to June 23 (with Jennifer Whiteford)

Location: 441 MacLaren St, Suite 330

Classes are eight weeks, 2.5 hours per class, one class show. $205 (+HST)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 21 for 10% discount.


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Jennifer Whiteford

Jennifer Whiteford is a writer, comedian, civil servant, and parent. As a comic, she has performed at countless indie and club shows around Ontario and was a finalist in the Mike MacDonald Summer Comedy Competition at YukYuks in 2018. She is also the co-founder of Comedy Beat, a quarterly comedy showcase with an emphasis on under-represented performers. Jennifer has facilitated writing workshops at Ottawa U and Algonquin College and currently writes a mostly-humorous parenting column for Razorcake Magazine.