TAUGHT BY JAKE MATTERA | MONDAY 7-9 PM EST
THIS ENGAGING, EMPOWERING COURSE WILL HELP YOU START TURNING YOUR STORIES, OBSERVATIONS, AND QUIPS INTO A STANDUP SET.
In 8 weeks, you'll be exposed to the basics of joke writing, set development and performing – and have plentiful chances to practice!
When: Monday from 7pm-9pm EST
1/11/21, 1/18/21, 1/25/21, 2/1/21, 2/8/21, 2/22/21, 2/29,21, 3/1/21 and a show 3/8/21)
Where: Zoom! (link will be provided after registration)
Price: $275 Total ($145 deposit due when you register)*
Capacity: 12 Students Max (8 Students Min**)
Prerequisites: None (except a sense of humor and a willingness to try!)
*One scholarship will be available per course, based on financial need. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific requirements.
**If minimum attendance is not met, all students will be refunded 10 days prior to the course start.
A sense of humor can’t be taught. But transforming your witty observations and true-as-hell stories into a polished set can be – as long as you’re willing to put yourself out there, focus on writing, and learn from those around you!
Our Off Mic Standup 101 course is focused on the fundamentals that will empower you to take a fair shot at comedy. Your experienced instructor will cover the structure of a joke, different standup styles, the basics of constructing a set, an overview of the comedy business, open mic and performing tips, best practices for working on material, how to give feedback, and much more.
Course includes access to weekly sessions as well as weekly open mics and a virtual graduation show!
Jake Mattera was a finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival and he is a 3x finalist at Helium Comedy’s Philly’s Phunniest competition. Jake has acted in sketches that have appeared on CONAN and he is featured regularly as a guest on Philadelphia’s top radio shows. He has been invited to perform at many prestigious festivals all over the country, including: Big Sky Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, HBO’s Women In Comedy Festival, and more. Just recently he was featured on a Best Of compilation released by Helium Records. He has opened for: Dave Attell, Nate Bargatze, Ron Funches, and Roy Wood Jr. among others.
As an instructor, Jake is simultaneously a relatable peer and an inspiring instructor. His self-effacing approach makes students feel comfortable trying new things, while his strong attention to craft helps them improve their joke writing, timing and set structure.