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Have you ever thought about taking a stand-up comedy class?

If you have, then you’re not alone. More and more people are interested in learning the basics in a stand up comedy class. There are many reasons why you should take a stand up comedy class. In Greg Dean’s Stand Up Comedy Classes, you’ll learn how to write jokes, build a routine, and manage stage fright. Additionally, it’s a safe place to be bad. You can make all the mistakes you want in a comedy class, and no one will judge you.

Reason 1 – Learn and Practice the Basics of Stand-Up Comedy

In a stand up comedy class, you’ll learn and practice the basics of stand-up comedy. You’ll learn how to write jokes and material, how to develop a stage persona, and how to deliver your jokes. You will also get feedback from your instructor and classmates on your material and performance.

Taking a class is a wonderful way to get started in stand-up comedy because it will allow you to learn from a professional and to get feedback in a supportive environment.

Reason 2 – Learn How to Write Stand-Up Comedy Jokes

Are you looking for a way to improve your joke-writing skills? Do you want to learn from the best in the business? In a stand up comedy class, you’ll learn how to write stand-up comedy jokes that are funny, sharp, and to the point. You’ll also learn how to deliver your jokes in a way that will get laughs from any audience.

Writing stand-up comedy jokes is not as difficult as you may think. All you need is a good sense of humor and a willingness to experiment. Once you understand the basics of joke writing, you’ll be able to write jokes that will have your audience rolling in the aisles.

Reason 3 – Learn How to Build Stand-Up Comedy Routines

Building a stand-up comedy routine seems like a daunting task, but with a little bit of planning, it can be done. To write stand-up comedy jokes, first you’ll learn to define your premise: a negative opinion about a subject. Once you know your subject and the position you’re taking, you can keep the routine on course. Also, others can help you write your routine as they’ll know exactly what it’s about so they can pitch jokes.

There is no such thing as a perfect routine. Stand-up comedy routines are not just written, they are developed. Part of the process is performing, then rewriting, performing, and rewriting. Just keep working at it and eventually, you’ll find success.

Reason 4 – Manage Your Stage Fright

Taking a stand up comedy class can do wonders for your stage fright. When you’re in a class with other people who are also working on their stand-up, you can feel more comfortable and less self-conscious. Also, the structure of a class can help you focus on your material and figure out what’s working and what’s not. And lastly, having a teacher who understands the process goes a long way to finding the solutions.

Reason 5 – Have A Safe Place to Be Bad

The fact that you’re willing to put yourself out there and try stand-up comedy shows that you’re brave. But being brave doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to be scared. Being scared is perfectly normal – and that’s one of the reasons our stand up comedy class is the perfect place to learn and practice the many skills involved.

In our class, you’ll be surrounded by people who are in the same boat as you. We’re all here to learn and to try new things, so there’s no pressure to be perfect. You can make mistakes and try new things without fear of judgment. We’re all here to support each other and to have fun.

Greg Dean’s Stand-Up Comedy Classes

Greg teaches his techniques in two classes.  The first is called “How to Build a Stand Up Comedy Routine” and is the beginning class (also called the “101 class”) and the “Advanced Joke Writing & Performing Class” (also known as the “201 class”).

Even though these classes are named a beginning and advanced,  they are actually classes that stand up comedians of any number of years of experience can take.  They are beginning and advanced in the Greg Dean system.  If you’re interested in faster and better ways to create good jokes and you want to dive deeper on joke writing then you’ll want to take both of these classes.

Greg teaches his classes live in Santa Monica as well as live on zoom.  If you are in the greater Los Angeles area, you can sign up for his classes at the Santa Monica Playhouse.  Check our Calendar of Events to see all upcoming classes.  Calendar of Events

In addition to his live classes in Santa Monica and on zoom, Greg also teaches joke writing via his on demand platform.  One of his most popular classes is “Joke Writing Made Simple”.  This class can be done in your own time, and at your own pace.  You can find out more about this class.

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Greg Dean

Forty years ago, Greg realized that nobody was teaching comedy. Greg took it upon himself to be a stand-up comedy teacher and teach others how to succeed. Setting aside his successful career as a comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ringling Bros Circus clown and ringmaster, Comedy Store paid regular, his own improv troupe with Andy Garcia) and many others, he pursued his passion – to teach the art of stand-up.