The Firehouse Theater is seeking critically judgmental, self-deprecating, and attention starved people for a course in Stand-Up Comedy.
To ready themselves for the stage, participants will search out the universal aspects of their own experiences, opinions, and relationships, and forge unique comedic personas. There will be a strong emphasis on the craft of joke writing, and students will discuss the work of pioneering comedians such as Woody Allen, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Ellen Degeneres, George Carlin, and Chris Rock.
In addition to group classes where students will have the opportunity to develop material, the course will include individual one-on-one writing and coaching sessions and will culminate with students performing their material at a Firehouse showcase hosted by Sarfaty.
At the end of the class, the newly taught comics will perform in their own showcase during Sarfaty’s benefit show. The classes are $160 and include the two-week workshop of six classes and the showcase. For more information, visit the Firehouse Theatre Project’s website.
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