JOEY ELIAS STAND UP COMEDY CLASS!
Your sense of humour is the one place where you are always right. Trust it. It’s yours. The question is, how can you learn to develop it so that you can, at will, make other people laugh. This comedy workshop will show you the way!
This workshop instructs you in the skills, principles, and techniques of stand-up comedy which you apply to your own style and sense of humour. Come and learn stand-up comedy for a lifetime.
HERES YOUR CHANCE! DO IT NOW!
• Starts Sunday April 7th,[masked]:30pm • • Duration :10 weeks • • class time: 7:30pm -9:30 • • cost $250 payable on first day of registration •
A GUARANTEE LIKE NO OTHER!!
ANYONE WHO TAKES THIS COMEDY CLASS/WORKSHOP I WILL GIVE THEM TWO BOOKINGS IN A COMEDY CLUB AFTER YOU HAVE COMEPLETED THE COURSE!!
I AM DOING THIS SO YOU WILL BE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL PERFORM AFTER THE CLASS ENDS.
This class always fills up quickly so rsvp now!!
It is a great workshop for comics in the field to put together a new routine over a 10 week period in a comedic environment.
Start April 7th and you will be performing by the end of Junel on the Montreal comedy circuit!
The Joey Elias Comedy Class is unique unlike any other. In various art form classes from acting, voice, singing ,dance, plus many others you take these courses and for the most part the individual never gets to participate in the industry they have selected to take the classes in.
This is where the Joey Elias Comedy Class separates itself from the others. Once you have completed the ten week course you will leave the class with a five minute routine that has been rehearsed tweaked ,polished, performed and can be taken to any comedy club to perform.
This course puts you in the position to continue and participate. There has never been a graduate of the class who has never continued to perform after the classes are completed if they have wanted to.
If you have thought about giving stand-up comedy a try take advantage of this opportunity!
UPON SAYING ALL OF THE ABOVE I AM GOING TO GIVE THIS PERSONAL GUARANTEE.
ANYONE WHO TAKES THIS COURSE I WILL GIVE THEM TWO BOOKINGS IN A COMEDY CLUB AFTER YOU HAVE COMEPLETED THE COURSE!!
I AM DOING THIS SO YOU WILL BE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL PERFORM AFTER THE CLASS ENDS.
The classes will be held starting Sunday April 7th 730 at Mckibbins Irish Pub on Bishop - the top floor is ours.
There have been 5 new comedy venues open up in Montreal just in the past year so here is your chance to jump on the comedy train!
JOEY ELIAS COMEDY CLASS This class always fills up quickly so we have been given the opportunity to be the first to enrol. Note: We have provided this course before to our group with 100% success. Everyone who took the course (even the shyest person) has performed in comedy clubs since they took the program. The experience of going every Monday evening for 10 weeks is so much fun! Finding your own unique comedic voice and learning how to isolate your own personal experiences for use as material is the focus of this course being guided by Joey Elias - often referred to as arguably the best Canadian comic. http://www.joeyelias.com/
• Turn your funny ideas and stories into stand-up comedy material
• Learn the structures of comedy writing
• Develop your own comedy persona •
• Starts Sunday April 7,[masked]:30pm • • Duration :10 weeks • • class time: 7:30pm -9:30 • • cost $250 payable on first day of registration •
• location: Mckibbins Irish Pub 1426 Bishop st top floor
Note : This is a class room setting. RSVP as soon as possible seats are very limited
Please give a warm welcome to our next comedian…YOU!
DO NOT MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!!
If you have to work quit your job!
If you have to look after the kids, put them up for adoption!
If your spouse does not want you to do this, file for divorce!
Use humour! Humour can make people feel much more relaxed before a situation that tests their confidence. Also, a good way to feel more confident about yourself is to joke around and not take yourself too seriously.
If you want to be bold in developing your confidence, why not practice at an amateur comedy club! COST: $250
Who should take a stand up comedy workshop?
Well, if you’re already funny but it happens at random -this workshop will help you put together a show.
If you think funny things but are too afraid to express them – this workshop will give you a safe place to learn to play in front of people.
If you’ve always wanted to try stand-up comedy but didn’t know how to start – this workshop will take you on that adventure. In short, this workshop is for those on the outside looking out.
Who should take this workshop Beginners comics Advanced comics
People who would like to get into acting especially commercials
People who would just like to build their confidence. I f you have taken the class before but want to put together a new routine.
Who should not take this workshop:
If you are presently on life support
If you look like Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
Your Mother-in- Law
If you are over 100 years old
Location:Mckibbins Irish Pub
1426 Bishop st
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The following is a column by a lawyer talking about why the average individual should take a comedy course. A Crash Course in Confidence By Nina L. Kaufman, ATMB As a child, I was painfully shy. And old habits die hard. Fast forward 25 years – I was not long out of law school and newly minted as a business owner, having started my own law practice. I had to exert authority over employees in my firm and exude authority to clients and colleagues. But I still felt naïve and vulnerable. I needed a crash course in becoming self-confident – or, at least, in playing the part. I found mine in performing stand-up comedy. Stand-up comedy is for speakers what Extreme Sports are for athletes. It’s not for everyone. Despite my experience giving speeches in Toastmasters, teaching classes, leading workshops and running meetings, I needed a higher level of skills and resources for comedy. It takes a certain intensity – insanity, really – to pursue it. But it’s not just a bizarre hobby; stand-up comedy has strengthened my business skills. Here’s how: 1. “Riffing.” Preparation is always crucial. But comedy, like business, can’t always be scripted. Like participating in Table Topics, your ability to win over an audience, whether of merry-makers or venture capitalists, often hinges on your ability to think on your feet. How well do you handle the curve-ball from the bank loan officer? The heckler at the back of the comedy club? The hypothetical during a job interview? Training your mind to be creative on the spur of the moment takes discipline and practice, but it can be done. Many of the most successful arguments I’ve made in court have come during a riff. 2. “Teflon” skin. Comedy is an exercise in irony: When you desper- ately need audience validation by way of their laughter, you don’t get it. And when you don’t try so hard, you get it – en masse. The key is to cultivate a sense of detachment, so that the outcome – a flat joke, for example – doesn’t affect your sense of self. With that detached attitude – not worrying about whether my colleagues liked me – I was once able to vigorously oppose an ill-conceived proposal by a popular board president and ultimately sway the board away from it. 3. Timing. Step on the all-important pause before delivering a punch line, and you ruin your joke. Fail to pause after you’ve delivered the punch line to let the audience respond, and you show that you are nervously awaiting their mirth. When your pacing flows smoothly, both in comedy and in business, it reveals your confidence in what you’ve said. Timing is also important in the sense of “keeping to time,” as we learn in Toastmasters. Often in comedy, you’re limited to a five-minute routine. Exceed the limit, and you’re history. The same applies in business and in normal conversation. Hog the time, fail to listen, and you will not be appreciated. As a result, you learn to wring the most you can from however little time you have. 4. Keeping it tight. Words count. Comedy forces you to focus on your speech, because filler words cost you time and dull the impact of your punch line. You learn very quickly to cut the fat, choose the right word, and eliminate the crutches or “fillers,” such as uh, er, I mean, I’m like, and, so and ya know. As playing the role of grammarian in my Toastmasters club has taught me, clarity is key. Plus, you gain your listeners’ attention and respect through the substance of what you say. I once attended a litigation seminar given by a trial lawyer. He “ummed” over 160 times in a 15-minute presentation (a rate of more than 10 “ums” per minute), which was distracting. All I could think about was, “Is he this bad when appearing before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission?” He got my attention, but for all the wrong reasons. And I can’t remember anything he said. 5. Perspective. Few situations are so dire that some humor can’t be wrung from it. Having a mindset of “would this make a good comedy routine?” allows me to stay focused on the silver lining (the zippy one-liner) instead of the cloud (the situation that inspired it). No criticism is so abysmal, no client so difficult, no judge so appalling, that it can’t serve as grist for the comedy mill. So I’ve decided that if living well is the best revenge, mocking someone in stand-up is second best. The best part is, a humor-seeking disposition has a positive effect on others too. Customers, colleagues and friends generally prefer to be with people who laugh instead of complain. Learning to perform stand-up comedy was like going through personal boot camp. It toughened my “skin,” sharpened my skills and helped me put things in perspective. Best of all – it made me funny. Which means that when the going gets tough, I can make ‘em laugh. And an audience that laughs with you will probably stick with you. Nina L. Kaufman, ATMB, is a member of the SEC Roughriders club in New York City. She is a founding partner of the law firm Paltrowitz & Kaufman LLP.[/