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Crowd-Work & Riffing

at The Comedy Institute - Hollywood

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Hollywood, Hollywood
950 N Cahuenga Blvd
At Romaine St
Los Angeles, California 90038
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Greg Wilson

What you'll learn in this comedy class:

Ya know how a veteran comic sounds like he’s just talking and it’s hilarious?

That is called “speaking in the language of stand-up”.

And it comes from the ability to riff on-stage, using punchline dynamics naturally and creating material entirely in voice.

There’s nothing more exciting than when a comedian goes off-book. It’s exciting, electric and dangerous. But when done right, there is nothing that can get an audience on it’s feet like great crowd-work and riffing.

It’s not luck, it’s skill. And when you get out on the road, it’s an essential skill. No two audiences are alike. Challenges will come from every direction. Your ability to ride those challenges hilariously makes all the difference between getting booked once and getting booked all the time.

Let go of the material and learn to flow on-stage!

The ONLY WORKSHOP OF ITS KIND. A mind-blowing 1-day, 4-hour intensive of drills and exercises created by Comedian-in-chief, The Greg Wilson.

You will learn:
  • Read the audience
  • How to write punchlines
  • MAGIC ingredient that makes punchlines Work
  • 3 Keys to Riffing
  • Biggest mistake to avoid when Riffing
  • Create instant punchlines
  • Roll riffs into material
  • Write on the stage, not on the page
  • Own any stage
  • Explore any topic

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Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a full refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class


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Crowd-Work & Riffing
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/26/2019
Greg gives a great class, I love the student engagement. My only feedback would be to have the students participate in more (improv) exercises that have the students say/ ramble even more with less editing. This way, they can play with having even more flow, this would heighten the exercises that he administers in class.
Crowd-Work & Riffing
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/19/2020

School: The Comedy Institute

The Comedy Institute

Stand-up education that doesn’t just work, it wins!

Want to learn how to be a stand up comedian? Do your friends tell you that you are funny and should be a standup comic? Then save yourself years of painful trial and error and learn from the industry’s best. Dozens of Greg’s students are now full...

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