The Comedy Academy
Seasoned comedian and teacher Brad Trackman, whose resumé lists appearances on NBC, ABC, MTV, CBS, Spike TV, and Comedy Central, guides burgeoning chuckle-inducers through the finer points of laugh acquisition in his workshop, Comedy A through Z. Students learn to develop and write for a performance persona, as well as sharpen their wit and enhance their abilities to care for newborn microphones. In addition to leading students through material-crafting exercises, Trackman will sling out advice on the business of comedy and what it takes to pursue a career in it, including tips for acquiring representation and landing TV roles. Students will dissect the ins and outs of the standup circuit, as well as hone their joke-crafting skills by observing actual chickens crossing actual roads. This five-hour workshop includes a one-hour lunch break, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.