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Introduction to Stand-up Comedy (8 weeks on Tuesday evenings, $215)

  • Oficio 136 Brookline Avenue, Suite 2A Boston, MA 02155 USA (map)
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“You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.”

-Tina Fey

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.

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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.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 / TBD @ The Comedy Studio

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BRING

One joke. In the first class, students will get their feet wet by standing in front of the room and telling one joke to their classmates. We will provide each student with a notebook and pen for any class notes, though you may bring your own writing materials. Students are welcome to bring laptops as well, though it is not required.

CLASS FEES

This class is $215 per student and includes the materials listed above. There is a maximum of 12 students per class.

QUESTIONS?

Meet the instructor and ask any questions in person in these upcoming information sessions:

Tuesday, December 18th / 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Click to learn more & RSVP)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED