Do your friends tell you you’re funny? Ever watch Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres or Tiffany Haddish and say, hey I’d like to try that? Well, now’s your chance! Tommy Fox’s is offering a stand-up comedy class, where you can get the training and build the confidence you need to get on stage an take your place in the spotlight.
Chip Ambrogio is a comic who’s played all the major city clubs, worked the road, written and acted in independent films and won seven Telly Awards for humorous corporate video. As a comedy writer, he’s written for The Friars Club Roasts, many of today’s top headliners and has been a writing consultant for sitcoms in development.
Chip brings over 25 years of comedy experience to the table. He’ll share what he learned by trial and error, behind the scenes stories, performance tips and how to be a pro on stage and off. Even if you’re not thinking about a full time career as a stand-up comic, comedy skills add value to sales, public speaking and help you deliver the performance you need, when you need it!
In the past eight years, Chip has taught stand-up to over 600 people, from ages 13-91, with many of them now out there performing on the comedy circuit. Class alumni have performed in Atlantic City, opened for big name acts, been finalists and semi-finalists in comedy contests like the Ladies of Laughter, the Meadowlands Comedy Festival and more.
Here's the Deal
For $350 you’ll get six 90-minute classes, and on that seventh week you’ll graduate by performing before a crowd of your friends, relatives and people that could care less –hey, you’re a comic, deal with it.
And that’s not all, you’ll also get:
• A diploma and flash drive of your performance
• Guest spot on a Pro Show for the best student
• Space is limited ENROLL NOW!
• All payment is due prior to the first class. Since class size is limited, tuition is non-refundable
Call 201-452-0320 or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org to Enroll
All classes will combine: lecture, workshop and performance.
Our Goal: To get you on stage to perform six-minutes (hey that’s a long time if you’ve never done it) of stand-up comedy.
Week One, Introduction to Stand-Up
An introduction to a variety of comedy styles, and advice on how to develop a persona. Chip offers a variety of tips on to how to develop material, from using what happens in you own life to finding comedy in what goes in the news, TV, the movies and more!
Featured Topics: Overcoming Stage Fright & Performance Styles
Week Two, You’re the Product – Be You!
Chip helps you discover what’s unique and funny about you. Learn how to write to your individual character and how what works for one comic sometimes doesn’t work for another.
Featured Topics: Timing and Pausing
Week Three, Developing a Set List
Chip offers tips on how to build your six-minute set from an opener that works to the big close. Pointers on editing, tweaking and refining your material to fit your individual voice.
Featured Topic: Writing – 10 jokes a day
Week Four, Riffing, Keep it Fresh
Tonight’s class focuses on how to create in the moment. Riffing is a term used by jazz musicians meaning, “to improvise”. Chip shows you how to trust yourself, step away from your material and be spontaneous in the moment.
Featured Topic: Confidence: The Key to Creating
Week Five, Putting It All Together
This week, Chip works with you to blend scripted material with opportunities to improv in the moment. You’ll learn how a pro decides when to pound the material and when to its time freelance and step out into the unknown.
Featured Topic: All Funny, all the time
Week Six, Magic Time: Final Rehearsal before Showcase
A final run-though of your act, Chip provides final feedback and suggestions prior to your graduation performance.
Featured Topic: Performance Techniques: Getting up for the Big Show
Week Seven: You Take the Stage!
Amaze your friends, crack-up perfect strangers and join the exclusive fraternity of performers that know the joy of making people laugh (for a living)…there’s nothing like it!
See you on stage!