Our Stand-Up

Comedy Classes

When people think of comedy, they most often think of stand-up comedy.  When you ask for the name of a famous comedian, the names offered up will most often be legendary stand-up comics.

Open-mics are prolific across most cities and communities in this country. For those who want to deliver the best product available as a stand-up comic should take advantage of the professional comedy writing experience that PFI brings to the table.  You may have a knack for building things, but you would not tackle building a skyscraper with Architectural Degree. 

 

When natural ability collides with professional training, the sky is the limit. The Stand-Up Comedy classes take you from the basics of joke writing to how to generate ideas and develop a laugh-filled routine.  You will gain a thorough understanding of what comedy is about and how to best leverage your talents for success.

This is a writing intensive class so it only meets every other week.  Please register with a commitment to investing time into the process.

 
Introduction to Stand-Up
Comedy

STAND-UP COMEDY  CLASSES

When people think of comedy, they most often think of stand-up comedy.  When you ask for the name of a famous comedian, the names offered up will most often be legendary stand-up comics.

Open-mics are prolific across most cities and communities in this country. For those who want to deliver the best product available as a stand-up comic should take advantage of the professional comedy writing experience that PFI brings to the table.  You may have a knack for building things, but you would not tackle building a skyscraper with Architectural Degree. 

 

When natural ability collides with professional training, the sky is the limit. The Stand-Up Comedy classes take you from the basics of joke writing to how to generate ideas and develop a laugh-filled routine.  You will gain a thorough understanding of what comedy is about and how to best leverage your talents for success.

This is a writing intensive class so it only meets every other week.  Please register with a commitment to investing time into the process

No previous experience or prerequisites required.

 
Intermediate Stand-Up
Comedy

This class focuses on intense joke writing work. Students will learn to take their basic one-line joke structures learned in Level 101 and develop them into more story-style joke telling. In-depth focus will be given to helping students define their own comedic persona for performance. The class includes one-on-one coaching sessions with the instructor and video analysis of performance style.  Upon completing this level, students will perform a full 3 to 5-minute set on the stage at the Birmingham Improv Theatre.

 

Completion of Level 101 or permission of instructor required.

 
Business of Stand-Up
Comedy

The Level 301 The Business of Stand-Up Comedy prepares students for the world of being a stand-up comic. Students are taught the best-practices for marketing themselves, including social media; how to make themselves versatile in their performances to appeal to more audiences and how to successfully book gigs.

 

At the end of the class, you will have a completed promotional video to use in your marketing.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of SU201 or prior stand-up comedy experience and permission of the instructor

Stand-Up Comedy
Writer's Roundtable

This 2-hour workshop is designed for the working comic who needs professional guidance on how to revise their existing material for a better performance.

You must be a working comic with material already written. This is not a class to teach how to develop new material.

 
Workshops, Camps & 
Intensives

In addition to our traditional multi-week classes, we also offer workshops, summer camps, and adult intensives most of our training disciplines.  Click below to learn more.

 

 

CONTACT US

2208 7th Avenue South Birmingham AL 35233​

Tel: 205.202-6586 / Email: info@bhamimprovtheatre.com

© 2018 by Birmingham Improv Theatre 

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 3pm - 11pm​
Sunday: Closed

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