“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.”
In this 8-week class meeting on Tuesday evenings, students will write original material, perform, and receive feedback each week. Instruction will also include how to hold and position the mic, entering/exiting the stage, polishing your material, getting booked on a show, and more. The class culminates with a live showcase at a local, professional comedy club.
Meet the Instructor
Mike Dorval is a Boston-based comedian and self-described “left-leaning dad.” After a mere three months of performing, he won the New Hampshire Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics in the process. Armed with only his joke-writing abilities and quick wit, he quickly climbed the comedic ranks and became one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best." He has been featured in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous television commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. His album We Need To Talk documents his distinctive worldview and performance chops. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows and recently revived his interactive comedy show Trials of Love for Gloucester Stage, which previously had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. He honestly hopes you’re having a good day.