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Comedy Courses A La Carte - Session #4

THE WORLD'S MOST THOROUGH COMEDY TRAINING PROGRAM

COMEDY COURSES... A LA CARTE
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12-WEEKS OF SINGLE-SUBJECT DRILL-DOWNS EACH WEEK - ROUND #4

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Giving You a Working Knowledge of Comedy

As a touring professional comedian for 30+ years and as a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jerry's approach to comedy comes as a result of a vast amount of hands-on, doing-the-grind type of experience.

From cruises to corporates to clubs, Jerry has performed comedy in all 50 states and in 14 countries around the world. Jerry has taught thousands of comedians and has coached well over a hundred corporate leaders, teaching them how to develop a working knowledge of comedy.

His book Breaking Comedy's DNA has been called the "best book on comedy and comedy writing available anywhere." Jerry's YouTube Channel has more free useable comedy writing content that any other channel online. What we're trying to say is "If you're looking for skills that you can apply in your approach to comedy right now, then you are at the right place!"

What is Comedy Writing A La Carte?

A la carte - individual items listed with separate prices

Comedy Writing a La Carte was inspired by members of the ComedyClinic community.
It is developed based on these 3 most commonly asked questions:

1. Do you have a class that focuses on the craft of writing comedy?
2. Can you space out the classes so we have time to work on each concept?
3. Can you make it accessible and affordable?

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Why The ComedyClinic?

Simply put, when it comes to comedy Jerry knows what he's talking about. Whether you want to write for TV or perform stand-up, you're going to learn a science & structure-based approach to comedy that gives you real tools to be as creative with your comedy as you want to be.

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Writing for Stand-up

The most successful comedians know how to write their act. Even Bill Burr who writes ideas, then flows them out on stage, started by learning how to write jokes.

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Comedy for Scripts

Comedy has structures and all the structures used in stand-up comedy can also be used in television and movie scripts. After all, what is an act-out? It's just dialogue in a one-man show.

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Comedy for Speakers

Professional speakers ALL want to include humor in their presentations. Learn specific techniques that can be "plugged-in" to add that extra dynamic to your message.

Late Night TV Comedy Writing

Late Night TV Writing

You know all the joke monologues performed by Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert are written by professional writers, right? Learn this craft and get one of the highest paid entry-level jobs known to man.

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Tons of Classes

Comedy A La Carte offers Tons of Classes on subjects chosen by members of the Comedy Clinic community. Each subject drills down deep in a thoroughly informative 3-hour course.

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Creative Collaboration

Each class is like its own writer's room. Students get involved punching up each others jokes creating a super dynamic of creative activity. In my experience it's actually a superior level of creativity than in a live class.

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Joke Writing Challenges

One of the things that keeps students creative is a challenge. These courses will introduce 1-word or Random Phrase joke--writing challenges that will help you "show up" in every class.

A La Carte Classes

In addition to all our core courses and private coaching programs, these A La Carte Courses were selected by our members. If you wish to request a course specific to your needs, place a recommendation here.

Introduction to Comedy - Beginning Joke Writing Concepts

Introduction to Comedy:
Beginning Joke Writing Concepts

Learn the tricks to go from Topic to Premise to Joke to Bit... and beyond!

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

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Is This Funny Checklist - Joke Checker and Laugh Booster

Is This Funny? Checklist

Learn the system to Maximizing your joke potential. Run Jerry's Exclusive Checklist to ensure your joke has the elements in place to get a great laugh

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

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How to Write Like George Carlin

How to Write Like George Carlin

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A First-ever step-by-step demonstration on how to write jokes like George Carlin. Learn Carlin's favorite approaches and how to take the profound and make it funny!

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

How to Write Song Parodies Like Weird Al Yankovic

How to Write Song Parodies

Learn the secrets to writing quick song parodies that get huge laughs, audience participation, and give you a great way to close big!

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

The Comedian's 6 Super Powers

6 Super Powers of the Comedian

Comedians are a lot like Magicians. Learn the secrets that help you almost control the minds of the audience. You can literally take control of your time on stage... once you know your superpowers.

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

How to Write Comedy Like Louis C.K.

How to Write Comedy Like Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. is a storyteller who gets lots of laughs. Learn the techniques Louis C.K. uses to become the top comedian in the U.S. (before the 'incident')

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

How to Write an Act for Corporate Comedy

How to Write an Act for Corporate Comedy Gigs

The proof may be in the pudding, but the money is in corporate comedy. Learn what plays in this unique market and how you can start to command top dollar.

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

Video Editing for Your Stand Up Demo

Simple Video Editing to Create Your Stand-up Demo

Using readily available software, you'll learn quick techniques you can use to edit your video like a pro and get it ready to submit to start booking work!

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

Using Analogy to Create Comedy

Using Analogy to Build Great Comedy Bits

From simple analogy to parallel analogies, you'll learn how to craft a joke that grabs the attention of the audience and the secret to popping that laugh!

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

5 Ways to Recover When a Joke Bombs

5 Ways to Recover When a Joke Bombs

In this course, you'll learn how to climb out of the hole after a joke bombs and regain the confidence and respect of the audience.

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

Master the Reverse Like Anthony Jeselnik

Master the Reverse Like Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik was voted Best Comedian at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival 5 years in a row. But you would be amazed at the simple structure he uses for his jokes. You can learn the exact process Jeselnik uses to get to his outrageous punchlines in this 3-hour course.

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

Great Systems for Writing, Practice & Performance

Great Systems for Comedy Writing, Practice & Performance

Feeling stuck? Maybe you just need to develop a regimented routine for your practice that keeps you motivated and helps you create consistent material

The LIVE course has concluded. Available as a stream anytime course.

"Check out my other A La Carte Courses!"

All the courses that I prepare for the A La Carte Series of Courses come from your requests to cover specific areas of focus in comedy writing, performance or the business of comedy. All courses are done live, then the recordings are made available for purchase so students can still access hard-to-find information and study on their own time using an computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Each semester of A La Carte Classes includes 12 Weeks of topics. Use the links below to learn more about what's available. I hope each course brings value to your day!

--Jerry Corley

Jerry Corley - Teacher - Comedy A La Carte Courses
 Comedy A La Carte Round # 1 Courses
12 Unique Topics Available to Stream 
Comedy A La Carte Round # 3 Courses
12 Unique Topics Available for Streaming