Stand-up is the most recognizable form of performance-based comedy. Being successful, be it for fun or for a career, starts with learning to write your material, and then performing your set. Keep your skills sharp through workshops and shows like Open Mic.
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Unless otherwise noted, all core classes meet at the Comedy Spot Training Center, at 915 T Street in Sacramento.
Have you ever seen a comedian perform and thought, “I can do that!”? Have your friends ever told you that you were hilarious and you should try stand-up comedy? Or do you just love making people laugh and want to give stand-up comedy a try?
This Stand-Up 101 class and instructional environment encourages constructive feedback, sharing, time-tested lessons and tips, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process. You will gain the skills you need to perform a five-minute comedy set at an actual open mic, and learn how to continue performing at the Comedy Spot and various venues in the area once you’re done!
You have at least five minutes of material and now you want to expand. Or maybe you have way more than five minutes, but you want some feedback and help tagging and punching up your jokes, and developing stage presence. In Stand-Up 201, our instructor watches students perform weekly at Comedy Spot’s Open Mic and then immediately provides feedback and discussion. This class is perfect for comedians who want to move to the next level.
Open Mic stand-up comedy show is part of our up-and-coming talent night series. You see comedians that are new to performing, some seasoned veterans, and every level in between. Any comedian, regardless of skill, can perform. It’s exciting! It’s raw! It’s hilarious, AND sometimes not-so-hilarious, stand-up comedy.
For more information on how to get started, read our article, “Become a Comedian: The First Seven Steps“.