Comprehensive 10 session course on the Art, Business & Science of Stand Up Comedy.
Strong focus on increasing the effectiveness of your material, professionalism, execution & technique. Bonus workshops on Acting, Auditioning, Digital Marketing & Viral Video creation.
Tuition package includes books, utensils, open mic directory, t shirt, a spot on the graduation showcase, professional Headshots & a professional edited HD video reel of your graduation performance. (These items total $700.00 without the priceless education from Pro Comedians who have performed on many major comedy networks. Our Full tuition is $600. Our competitors charge as much as we do with fewer weeks, resources, materials & don’t offer video & professional photos)
Classes are held weekly at The Legendary Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia’s oldest African American theatre for the Performing Arts servicing 50 years in the community. Freedom Theatre is located at 1346 N Broad St. Phila PA on the corner of Broad & Master just one block from The Girard Station on The Broad Street Subway.
“We have designed Stand Up 101 to be the perfect launching pad for beginners or seasoned comics looking to tune up and present new or polished material. Anyone with an interest in Stand Up Comedy can benefit. From people looking to go pro to actors, teachers, performance artist or people looking to increase the humor in the toast they are making as a Best Man. When you graduate you will have a tight 5 to 7 minute set, premium promo materials, resources & connects so you can hit the ground running. We call this course Stand Up 100 because it is 100% what YOU need to increase your chances of success in the art & business of Stand Up Comedy. Your future in funny starts here!” – Vernon K Ruffin Jr Founder & President
Lead Instructor: TuRae Gordon (HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. BET’s Comic View & 50 Central. Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up Rights on Starz, 2016 Winner of The Humor Games, 2015 Winner Of Best Comedian At The Philly Hip Hop Awards, 2017 Winner of The American Black Film Festival’s Comedy Wings Competition, Comedy Central’s “Hart Of The City” & Kevin Hart’s “Laff At My Pain” movie)