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Comedy 101 classes

Again, you will need to buy directly from Sully's: 

Classes forming now for this comprehensive 5-week course, capped on week 6 by an actual show featuring the students.

Learn the art and science of standup comedy!

Whether you're already a comedian and looking to speed up your career or receive honest feedback, a newbie, a public speaker looking for an edge, or someone that just wants to check "do stand-up" off of your bucket list... this class will prepare you for whatever you desire to accomplish.

Each student is promised individual attention and feedback, as well as answers to all questions they may have.


Topics discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • Joke Writing
  • Stage Presence
  • Crowd Control -- "Taming the Heckler & Inebriated"
  • Dos & Don'ts
  • Getting Gigs
  • The Business of Comedy -- Guest speakers will cover their different areas of expertise: The Club Owner, The Comedian, and The Booker

Week 1 -- Tues., September 18,[masked]:30PM
Week 2 -- Tues., September 25,[masked]:30PM
Week 3 -- Tues., October 2,[masked]:30PM
Week 4 -- Tues., October 9,[masked]:30PM
Week 5 -- Tues., October 16,[masked]:30PM
Week 6 -- *Graduation Show: Tentatively: Sun., October 28, 2012 at 6:00PM

Tuition: $325 for 6 weeks: 5 weeks of workshops and lecture, followed by a graduation show at Sully's Comedy Cellar during week 6.

*Graduation Show: Students are strongly encouraged to invite friends and family to the graduation show.
Aside from showcasing their work, it's important to experience performing in front of an audience

Class instructor: New York City comedian Kevin Downey, Jr. has over 20 years experience as a working comic. He headlines all over the world, and has earned quite a few television and radio credits. He continues to be a part of Armed Services Entertainment, where he travels the globe performing for our troops. For more about Kevin, visit his website.

Hear what he has to teach you about all aspects of the industry, then pick his brain and learn all you care to about the art and science of stand-up comedy!

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