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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.

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Joke Writing Warm-ups to Start Your Day

Get your creativity going each day by doing these joke-writing warm-ups each day to inspire you and put you in the right frame of mind to be funny!

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

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How to Write Great Set-ups

The key to writing a good joke is coming up with a good set-up. But what makes a good set up? Find out how top-level writers get to great jokes by finding and writing great set-ups

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

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How to Write Like Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is one of the most sought-after comedians in America today. He's always funny and entirely clean. Learn how he does it in this 3-hour course.

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

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Writing Satirical Articles for The Onion

Learn the secrets to writing satirical columns like you've seen in The Onion, The Poke, and The Daily Mash.

MONDAY, JAN 3rd , 2022
TIME: 10:00AM - 1:00PM (PST)

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Secrets to Writing Clean Jokes that Get Great Laughs

You don't need to shock them to get a a laugh. Start writing clean jokes with powerful punchlines that get a great response.

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

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How to Write Comedy Like Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby quickly became one of my favorite comedians. She's smart, yet profound and possesses some unique qualities every comedian should apply into their routines.

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

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Political Comedy: How to Write from the "Right" or the "Left"

Doing political comedy is not what it used to be. There can be such tension in an audience that you might not be able to recover from. Learn some specialized techniques that work like magic for this special type of material.

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MONDAY, JAN 10th, 2022
TIME: 10:00AM - 1:00PM (PST)

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Writing Your 3-Minute Audition Set

An audition set is your calling card. It's what they see in your demo. It's a snippet of what's to come. Learn how to write an audition set that will "Wow" that talent coordinator or T.V. booker.

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

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How to Write Comedy Like Dave Chappelle

Chappelle is an anecdotal yet controversial storyteller. He also knows how to the the mechanics of jokes. What makes him such a rockstar in comedy? I'll give you the goods in this 3 hour course

MONDAY, NOV 29th , 2021
TIME: 10:00AM - 1:00PM (PST)

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Writing Storytelling Comedy Like John Mulaney

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.

MONDAY, DEC 6th , 2021
TIME: 10:00AM - 1:00PM (PST

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Learn the Writing Style of Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies became famous after he was attacked at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for his Socio-Political takes on Gun Control, Religion and abortion, using anecdotes and act-outs. If you like challenging material you need to watch this course.

MONDAY, DEC 13th , 2021
TIME: 10:00AM - 1:00PM (PST

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Get Laughs All the Way Through Your Performance

Learn to Write the jokes on the way to the bigger jokes so your set has laughs all the way through your performance without those big gaps of silence.

MONDAY, DEC 20th , 2021
TIME: 10:00AM - 1:00PM (PST

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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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.

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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.

"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
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