Bad comedians are easily spotted because of the tomato stains on their shirts and their ability to translate cricket chirps into flawless English. Avoid such telltale traits with this GrouponLive deal: for $75, you get a comedy package from Riot Act Comedy Academy (a $190 total value), which includes:
- One ticket to Comedy A through Z, a four-hour comedy workshop instructed by Brad Trackman at Riot Act Comedy Theater (a $150 value). There will be a one-hour lunch break during each workshop. Choose between the following workshops:
- Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m.
Sunday, March 18, at 10 a.m.<p>
- Two general-admission tickets to see Brad Trackman’s standup performance at Riot Act Comedy Theater on Sunday, March 18, at 8 p.m. (a $20 value each). Riot Act Comedy Theater has a two-drink minimum per person, which is not included with today’s deal.<p>
Equipped with 20 years of teaching and performing experience, including appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Comedy Central, and an ongoing workshop, the Philadelphia Comedy Academy, veteran jester Brad Trackman teaches budding comics the ins and outs of standup during his information-packed workshop. Throughout the four-hour laugh lesson, Comedy A through Z, protégés learn how to create and write for a performance persona, carving out an approach that is both unique to their strengths and resilient when dealing with humorless crowds of scarecrows. As Brad covers such basic essentials as stage presence, making a proper entrance, and calming a sweating microphone, he will also dish out tasty tidbits for building a career in comedy and landing roles. In 2011, two of Brad’s students made their debuts on The Tonight Show. On Sunday night, Brad practices what he preaches during a live performance, further demonstrating how to put comic know-how to use.