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Online Womxn’s Stand Up: Part 2, 9/30

Wednesday 9/30 – Wednesday 10/21

Instructor: Christi Chiello

In this continuation of the Womxn's Stand Up Workshop course, expect to polish your existing material, get in depth feedback for auditions and submissions, challenge yourself to expand with various comedic styles, perfect your persona and learn additional skills like hosting and warm-up work. This class is for those comics who have taken the Womxn's Workshop course & want to take that elusive "next step" in their comedy careers. How does one go from doing open mics to becoming a professional working comedian? Learn how to build a brand, market yourself, evolve as a professional comedian and get opportunities within the festival circuit and comedy clubs in your city! Included in this course is one 1/2 hour private writing session with Christi. A limited number of gratis seats are available. Please apply here: https://form.jotform.com/201536461858056

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Online Level 1 Stand-Up: Introduction to Stand-Up, 10/4

Sunday 10/4 – Sunday 11/8

Instructor: Chris Griggs

There’s nothing more exhilarating than performing stand up comedy, it can be intimidating.  More of a guide than a conventional class, this goal-oriented program will get you up there doing stand up for the first time. You will come out of this class with disciplined writing tools, informative personal feedback and important advice, as you begin your stand up comedy journey. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced in other walks of comedy life, this class is for you. Class culminates in an online stand-up show, where students present their first 3 minutes of material.

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Online Joy of Stand Up: Open Enrollment, 10/6

Tuesday 10/6 – Tuesday 10/27

Instructor: Christi Chiello

Dip your toe into the world of stand up comedy- 0% fear, 100% fun. This is the perfect place for absolute beginners to get acquainted with the art of stand up. Every week you will learn fundamentals, workshop material & experiment in a safe and positive class environment. Please note that there is no graduation show for this class.

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Remote Classes Added

Voted "Best Improv Classes" by New York Magazine, the PIT Comedy School is dedicated to fostering the art of comedic theater through coursework in Performance, Professional Writing & Production.

The business world has embraced comedy as a tool for success. The art of Stand Up continues to help innovate, build & strengthen relationships, hone the ability to "read a room" and boost confidence. In this class designed for everyone, you will receive a "crash course" in stand up comedy. You will be introduced to the tools and techniques that translate directly to the real world. By learning how to bring honesty, specificity and a strong point of view to any situation you will learn how to "discover" the funny and  build comfort when speaking to a crowd in your own authentic voice. We are ALL faced with opportunities to be in the spotlight. Moments where you have to to stand up, by yourself, in front of a group and pitch them something you believe in. Often our audiences can be a "tough crowd."  But if you can confidently and authentically speak your truth and live to tell that tale–then you’ll realize that you can do anything.

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Online Level 2 Stand-Up, 10/14

Wednesday 10/14 – Wednesday 11/18

Instructor: Nicole Korkolis

Now that you’ve done your first three minutes in front of a live audience, it’s time to build on that towards your 5 minutes. If you look up first time appearances of all your favorite stand ups on Late Night TV from Carson to now, it will generally be around 5 minutes. A tight 5 minutes can take you a long way!

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Online Stand-Up Drop In, 10/16

Friday 10/16 7:00 pm

Instructor: Chris Griggs

First timers and those new to stand-up welcome! Wanna write your first joke or work on those jokes you have?  In this drop-in, we focus on joke structure, editing, and polishing. Laughter is healing and let’s make this time productive as well.

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