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Tired of binge watching comedians on Netflix and wondering if you could ever do it? Want to be more confident in your presentations or entertaining in your storytelling? Come get a taste of standup in this free workshop! We’ll help you shake off the pandemic blues and start a practice of looking at the world with a sense of humor.

This free 45 minute workshop is for complete beginners who are willing to learn about what goes into crafting a standup routine and want to give it a try. You don’t have to be ‘funny’ or even aspire to be a comedian, you just need a desire to tell stories and an appreciation for good humor. For those who want to continue on, we’ll also answer questions about Matt's upcoming 4 week standup course.


Thursday, August 26th at 7pm PST


Thursday, September 2nd at 7pm PST

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to standup comedy basics

  • Take a stab at writing a story

  • Start to explore what makes a story ‘funny’

  • Practice performing your story to a small group (optional)

Mature content

This workshop is for adults 18+ and may contain adult humor, profanity, or other potentially offensive material.

If you have a specific trigger that you need to avoid, reach out to Please note: while we can make some accommodations to the content of the course, the nature of small group discussion means that we can’t make any guarantees, so please use your best judgement to decide if this workshop is for you.


Where is this event located?

This will be a live session held on Zoom. This will be an interactive class, with a chance for you to write and share following an introduction and instruction from Matt.

Will I be required to perform or read what I wrote?

No, you can always pass. Keep in mind that the biggest rewards often come when you take a risk, whether that’s actually making others laugh or confronting a fear of failure. For that reason, we’ll encourage you to take a deep breath and participate, but it’s always up to you.

Do I need to be ‘funny’ or have any experience?

This class is open to all, especially complete beginners. You just need a willingness to give it a try and an appreciation for good humor.

Isn’t standup stressful? How will this help?

At first, it does sound odd that a workshop in Stand-up Comedy could be a useful tool for coping with stress and life’s challenges. However, the practice of creative self expression, reflecting on your experiences, and having a laugh with other members of a group have all been shown to benefit your mental health. Being courageous enough to express yourself and share with others (even if it’s just your fellow classmates) is an achievement you can be proud of!

Who’s MixLife?

We’re a new company based here in the Bay Area. Our goal is to bring people together to be creative and provide experiences that address the stress, burnout, loneliness and similar issues so prevalent in our modern lives. All of our courses aim to facilitate three things: relax with creative activities, achieve a creative goal and connect with others. Is there a creative course you’d love to take? Email us at

Can my child attend?

Sorry, this workshop is for adults. If you’d like to see a family friendly version in the future, please send us a request at

Will this be recorded?

We’ll be recording Matt’s portion of the workshop and will share it via email afterwards. We won’t record any student performances.

1 session
20 people
Quick Introduction

Come get a taste of creating and performing standup comedy in this free workshop

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Matt Baetz

Matt Baetz is an accomplished professional comedian, improviser, and writer based in San Francisco, CA. He has performed numerous times on The Late Late Show on CBS, Comics Unleashed, Comedy TV, as well as clubs, colleges, and corporate events around the country. Matt was fortunate enough to perform and coordinate ten USO comedy tours to military bases around the world including stops in Afghanistan, Cuba, Greenland, and many more. He is thrilled to be sharing his comedy experiences and knowledge with anyone brave enough to step up to the mic. While Matt is excited to discuss the ins and outs of comedy he is most excited about collaborating with people on how comedy can help us reduce and manage the stress in our lives through creative expression.

What past attendees have to say

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Relaxing from the start

You don’t need to spend weeks learning technique before using art to unwind. Journeys have opportunities for creative flow right from the start, at any skill level. 

In our pilot...

75% of participants reported a reduction in stress

Make real progress

Once you join a creative journey, we make the rest easy with a structured program. Keep moving forward with interactive instruction, lots of practice prompts and quick answers to your blocking questions. 

In our pilot...

86% felt challenged to grow and become a better person

Experience it together

You gain more motivation and perspective when you learn with others in our small discussion groups. Share the ups and downs of learning something new with people who get it. Join us for our finale celebrations!

In our pilot...

75% felt an increased sense of belonging to a community