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Comedy Boot Camp - October
Improvisation and Stand-Up

The Humor Institute at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre now offers an intensive weekend comedy training program with the emphasis on Stand Up Comedy and Comedy Improvisation. The program is an exciting emersion into the basics of Stand Up Comedy and Improvisation structures with the goal of creating a three to five minute stand up set with introduction to basic improvisation skills and games. The fourth session students perform, supported by a professional Host, on the world famous McCurdy’s Comedy Stage. The same stage that has featured some of the greatest comedians in the world including Jeff Dunham, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Chris Rock, Jackie Mason, Elyane Boosler, Paula Poundstone, and David Brenner just to mention a few. The training offers:

*Professional writing techniques
*Stage presence
*Joke structure
*Mind freeing improvisation skills.

During the sessions there will be discussion on understanding political correctness and humor appropriateness with emphasis on personal creative freedom.
Instruction is under the guidance of master comedians Les McCurdy and Ken Sons each with over thirty years of experience in comedy performance and training.
There are two concurrent four hour sessions generally on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a two hour session on a following weekday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. culminating with a class performance on a weekday night from 7:30 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m.
Students are granted complementary admission to all shows the week before, the week of, and the week after the session. Students are encouraged to watch each professional comedian during those weeks perform multiple times to reinforce the lessons taught during the session.

Fee: $225

Rating: Event Dates:
Oct 19 (Saturday)
  1:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M. *
Oct 20 (Sunday)
  1:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M. *
Oct 21 (Monday)
  6:00 P.M.–8:00 P.M. *

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