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THE WORLD'S MOST THOROUGH COMEDY TRAINING PROGRAM

COMEDY COURSES... A LA CARTE - Round #2
ONLY $49 PER CLASS

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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!"

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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.

All 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.

Paired Phrases & Simple Truth

Simple Truth & Paired Phrases

Two Crucial Comedy Writing Structures, hiding in plain sight that are easy to use and they pack a solid punch!

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

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The Essential Guide to Crowd Work

Ever wonder why one show kills and the next show doesn't using the same material? If you want the secret to never bombing again, it's in this course!

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

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5 Major Ways to Make a Living Writing Comedy

5 Major Ways to Make a Living Writing Comedy

The biggest challenge comedy writers face making a living pursuing a career. In this course I will show you 5 Major Ways to Make a LIving Writing Comedy. Why are they Major? Cuz' you can make "Major Money."

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

How to Get Organized, Book More & Stay Sane!

How to Get Organized, Book More & Stay Sane!

Creative people are very right brained and that can suck when organizational skills are usually in the left brain. Learn how to itemize, prioritize, track and Marie Kondo that stuff so you're more efficient!

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

GAIN Confidence LOSE Stage Fright

GAIN Confidence LOSE Stage Fright

This "GAIN-LOSE" is a WIN-WIN!

Nothing holds a performer back more than stage fright and the one thing most beginners need most is confidence. In this course you'll learn 5 simple but powerful techniques to accomplish both.

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

Get Past the Gate Keepers

Get Past the Gatekeepers to Get the Work You Deserve

Mindset could be the single reason why you're not getting the work you deserve as a comedian. In this course you'll learn 7 ways to get passed the gatekeepers.

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

Writing a Well-Rounded _Killer_ Set

The Secret to Writing a Well-Rounded "Killer" Set

Don't just make them laugh, make them think. Your next stop after you feel you can write some jokes is to put together an act that has impact and a BIG finish!

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

Writing a Well-Rounded _Killer_ Set Take it to the Next Level with Irony & Paradox

Take Your Act to the "Next Level" with Irony & Paradox

George Carlin said, "Don't just make them laugh make them think!" In this course I will teach you how to write using these key structures and enable you to achieve that elusive goal and take your comedy to the next level!

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

The Best Comedy Structures to Trigger the Biggest Laughs

The Best Comedy Structures to Trigger the Biggest Laughs

Want the audience saying to you, "My face hurts!" "My side hurts!?" In this course I'm going to show you how to choose the best structure and how it can be applied to literally cause your audience pain... The good kind!

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

Just Monologue Jokes

Just Monologue Jokes

I'll start from scratch and show you the same processes I used to write 80-120 jokes a day at the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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

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The Comedy Material Generator

25 Fail-Safe techniques to get you inspired and writing ANYTIME.

I took all my favorite techniques that I use to inspire and write and put them into this easy to read mind map. I will walk you through each to show you the awesome creativity it creates that can make you unstoppable.

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

Comedy on Zoom

Creating & Performing Comedy for Zoom

With the onset of the Worldwide Pandemic, Comedy found a new Home on the Worldwide Web. Mastering Zoom comedy is not something to fear. Join co-instructors Jerry Corley and Dr. Avi Naiman for this course and learn techniques that help you take control and add another angle of attack for your career success.

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