Toast & Roast Workshop


TAUGHT BY spark tabor & cynthia marie | Sunday, 2/7, 4-8:30PM EST

a fast-paced, super interactive workshop and showcase immersing you in the basics of toasting (saying nice/kind things to people) and roasting!

In one afternoon, you'll do writing exercises and group practice that will help you craft clever compliments and slights. Better communicate your appreciation for others and better grasp being able to “play the dozens” with your peers. Right after the workshop portion concludes, you and your fellow participants will go live on Twitch for a Toast & Roast competition.

What this Course Covers

What this Course Covers

writing exercises

roasting techniques

toasting techniques

class show

When: Sunday 2/7 from 4-8:30pm EST
(Workshop is 4-6:30pm, show is 6:30-8:30pm)

Where: Zoom! (link will be provided after registration)

Price: $75 Total when you register

Capacity: 12 Students Max (8 Students Min**)

Prerequisites: Some standup comedy, sketch or improv experience OR a desire to improve public speaking

*One scholarship will be available per course, 
based on financial need. Email us at 
for specific requirements.

**If minimum attendance is not met, all students will be refunded 10 days prior to the course start.


About The Course

Talented comics in their own right, Cynthia Marie and Spark Tabor co-host and co-produce “Joke, Toast & Roast,” one of the longest standing (and most fun!) virtual shows around. Comics from everywhere have shared their best toasts and roasts, competing for the week’s championship. 

Now they’re bringing you an exclusive workshop where you can spend 2.5 hours writing clever toasts and roasts. The workshop will be immediately followed by a show open to the public where you can apply everything you just learned – and compete for the title of best Toaster & Roaster!

About the Instructors

Spark tabor

Comedian Spark Tabor is every bit as laid back and comfortable on stage as he is motivated and driven offstage. Spark Tabor has won the Funniest Person in Columbus contest and was the 1st Verified Laughs annual champion at Chicago’s Laugh Factory. He has appeared on Fox TV’s Laughs. He has also been accepted into multiple festivals, including the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. Spark is also one of only a handful of comedians who have won both the amateur and professional divisions of Go Bananas Comedy Club's prestigious Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest in consecutive years.

Cynthia marie

Cynthia Marie’s is a story-teller, comedian, and show producer who will charm her way into being your best friend whether you like it or not. She’s one of the founders of Madison comedy week, is a host of the Moth, and performs comedy throughout the Midwest with the North American Brewery tour. Cynthia has performed in New York Sketch Fest, Great Spirit Comedy Festival, and the Del Close Marathon.