Monday 1/24 – Monday 3/14

18+

$375 + Fees

In this class you will learn all the basics of writing and performing stand-up comedy. We will study comedy theory and gain a deeper understanding of what causes laughter. Students will be given a safe, engaging and supportive environment to build confidence in their creative ideas both on and off the stage. You will be encouraged to experiment outside your comfort zone, take risks and always lead with the principles of being honest, specific and having a strong point of view. Classes will serve as a laboratory for creating original stand-up material. You will learn how to translate your ideas into a crafted act through proper joke structure, writing & editing techniques all while developing a commitment to your own, unique sense of humor. You will come out of this course with a 3 minute comedy set which will be performed for friends & family at a Graduation Performance on 3/14.

No prerequisite to join!

Calendar for Womxn+ Stand-up Workshop Part 1: Beginners

Instructor

Christi Chiello is a stand up comedian based in New York City. She made her television debut on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, opposite legend Jimmy Carr. Christi is featured on this season’s Comedy Central Stand Up Featuring and she recently filmed a new stand up series This Joka with Will Smith and Westbrook Studios.

Christi was named a “New Face of Comedy” at the International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and has appeared on Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack and Comedy Knockout on TruTV, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, Chris Gethard Presents on Manhattan Neighborhood Network and has played various roles on IFC’s Comedy Crib. Her one woman show It’s Christi, B*tch! Was featured in the New York Times and hailed a “must see comedy event” by Time Out New York. Christi currently tours the country as Nicole Byer’s opening act!

For over 6 years Christi has had the honor of teaching stand up comedy at various institutions including Muhlenberg College, Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter College, ArtsQuest and the People’s Improv Theatre. She has taught hundreds of students how to translate their ideas into a crafted act through proper joke structure, writing & editing techniques all while developing a commitment to their own unique sense of humor. Students of Christi’s have gone on to develop professional careers in comedy including writing for Saturday Night Live and Showtime’s Ziwe.