12-WEEKS OF SINGLE-SUBJECT DRILL-DOWNS EACH WEEK - ROUND #7
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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.
Hidden Secrets to Kickstart Your Joke Writing
Whether you have days you feel stuck or you need some extra tools to generate inspiration to fire up your joke writing, then this course is for you!
Highly Requested!Like a Mini Comedy Writing Masterclass! Jerry will go over each of the 13 Comedy Structures to give both new comedians and seasoned comedians a working knowledge of all 13 Major Comedy structures used by the best comedians
The paired elements structures includes one called The Mirrored Phrase. This is a special technique that can help you pop a joke that might not be getting the laugh it deserves. Consider it a secret weapon.
Kevin Hart is one of the highest-paid comedians in the business. He's turned his comedy into a full-blown enterprise. In this course learn the writing and performance techniques he uses to kill it at every show.
Writers Room: 3 Ways to Use the Callback for Big Laughs
Comedy has a vast array of structures and devices. The Callback is one of the most powerful and versatile. Learn how you can use it in your own jokes and stories to pop that laughter to the next level.
One way to scale your comedy is to develop a 1-person show that features both you as a performer and your writing. If you really nail it you can turn your one-person show into a franchise. This course will show you how.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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