Laughing uproariously in public is sometimes inappropriate, which is why people feel most comfortable laughing in comedy clubs or into a jar in the bathroom. Let it all out with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $125 for a six-week beginner’s standup-comedy class and two general admissions to a Hollywood Improv show (up to a $390 value)
- $45 for the one-day How to Think and Act Like a Standup Comedian Seminar and two general admissions to a Hollywood Improv show (up to a $135 value)
A comedy guru with 26 years of experience, Joe Falzarano worked with and influenced numerous comedians while running the New York improv Carolines on Broadway, producing Caroline's Comedy hour on A&E, and filming BBC's documentary The Art of Stand-Up. He teaches aspiring comics how to ferret out laughs during the How to Think and Act Like a Standup Comedian Seminar. In this introduction to standup comedy, he covers topics including writing jokes, finding your own point of view, connecting and relating to the audience, and overcoming stage fright.
Throughout six weekly three-hour sessions, Joe leads students further into the realm of standup comedy in the beginner’s standup-comedy class. He elucidates the art of getting onstage and intentionally making a fool of yourself with subjects including writing jokes, developing your own style, nailing the delivery and timing, and honing performance skills. During the last session of the course, each student will brave the stage to perform in front of an audience at the Hollywood Improv.
An AT&T ad executive hangs up the phone, grabs his jacket, and heads toward the subway to Hell's Kitchen. It's the late '80s, and at the New York comedy institution The Improv, a slew of up-and-coming talent, including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, are testing jokes and honing timing. In the next few years, they'll perform on television for millions. But for now, they're changing the life of one ad executive.
The founder of LA Stand-Ups, Joe Falzarano, quit his promising advertising career because he "hated being a suit" and preferred to nurture promising young comedians. With accomplishments that include producing the CableACE Award–winning Caroline's Comedy Hour for A&E, Falzarano helped launch the performing and writing careers of entertainers including Jon Stewart and Louis C.K. Today, Falzarano imparts his more than 20 years of industry experience to aspiring joke-tellers, teaching them tactics for perfecting a punch line, calming nerves, and subduing hecklers with a marshmallow gun. Falzarano maintains a supportive atmosphere where students learn how to use who they are to connect with an audience, and even lets students try out material at the Hollywood Improv.