Mondays: June 7, 14, 21, 28, & *July 6 (last class on tuesday due to July 4th closure).
This is your introduction to stand up comedy! In this 5-week class lead by Comic Cure's Benjamin and Richy Leis, students of all experience levels will learn stand up comedy writing including joke structure and performance techniques with the goal of becoming confident and comfortable on stage. This class is specifically tailored towards both beginning comics who want to learn where to begin and professionals who want to brush up on the basic fundamentals of stand-up comedy in a fun, safe environment! By the end of this class you’ll have a 3-minute comedy set and a foundation from which to build. You’ll also be able to begin earning money from comedy immediately. In this class you’ll learn the following:
– Basic Joke Structure
– Joke Writing Techniques
– Stage Presence
– Basic Performance Techniques
– Do’s and Don’ts
This is a 5-week class (2 hours per class) with a graduation show.
Richy Leis is the Creative Director for Comic Cure producing shows from Los Angeles to Florida and has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy such as Dana Carvey (SNL), Craig Robinson (The Office), Whitney Cummings (Chelsea Lately), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) and many more. His résumé includes being the Booker for Flappers Comedy Clubs in Burbank, booking 50 comedy shows per week with 12,000 talent spots per year, Managing Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles, and Booking Comedy for the Historic “El Cid” also in Los Angeles.
As a performer he’s been seen on TMZ, MTV, The Howard Stern Show, and more! Richy has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business such as Dana Carvey (SNL), Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs), Kate Walsh (ER), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy), & Craig Robinson (The Office), and many more. Richy has created a unique style of comedy that allows each performance to be wonderfully memorable.
Benjamin Leis is the managing director of Comic Cure. He is the founder and booker for SouthJerseyComedy.com, The Flamingo Comedy Festival, The Pride Comedy Festival, as well as numerous corporate, college, and non-profit organizations. Benjamin teaches the business side of comedy, providing an in-depth knowledge of how to become a professional comedian. He is also an accomplished emcee having served as the master of ceremonies for the 2018 Summer in the City Series at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, FL for an estimated 10,000+ people as well as numerous fundraisers, comedy shows, and live performance events and festivals.
About Comic Cure:
Comic Cure, a social for-profit company, began in September of 2015 with one simple mission – use the unifying power of laughter to uplift and engage communities around important causes. We produce live comedic events (in-person and digital) showcasing national touring headliners and amazing local talent to benefit local non-profit organizations. Comic Cure has booked and produced more than 300 events with more than 2,000 comedians (including breaking the Guinness Book of Records’ record for most comedians on a single show). Comic Cure clients include numerous colleges, corporations and non-profit organizations such as Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade College, Lynn University, University of Miami, Red Bull, Mizner Park Comedy Club, WeWork, Hyatt Place, Gilda’s Club South Florida, Firefighter Cancer Support Network, and many more. They are also the founders of SouthJerseyComedy.com, Stand Pup Comedy, The Flamingo Comedy Festival, The Pride Comedy Festival, The Latin American Comedy Festival, Florida’s Funniest Females, and more.