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)
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 email@example.com. 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Can my child attend?
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.
Come get a taste of creating and performing standup comedy in this free workshop
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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