Ultimate Beginner's Class to Learn Stand Up Comedy

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Ultimate Beginner's Class to Learn Stand Up Comedy

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Quick and easy online class about learning how to make people laugh!
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21 Reviews for Ultimate Beginner's Class to Learn Stand Up Comedy

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Craig S Petrovich

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
I enjoy every chapter
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Danielle Barcena

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 7 months ago
This was an excellent source of information and it was organized in a pretty streamlined fashion. I looked all over the internet for a thoughtful how-to for getting into stand up comedy and I couldn't really find anything useful until I found this course. Thanks!
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Earl Humphrey

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 7 months ago
I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot. Philippe is an engaging teacher and his lessons are concise and right to the point. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in learning the basics of stand-up comedy.
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James Han Lee

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 8 months ago
This is a great intro to stand up. It's a fast paced course and very informative. Philippe gives you many nuanced pointers to start your comedy career. I would recommend taking a comedy course if you have the time because stage time is so important. This course will give a you a great idea of how to get started and if stand up is right for you.
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Solomon Shin

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years ago
I finished this course late 2013 and performed a couple times earlier in January 2014. The lessons covered help understand preparing a routine as well as etiquette while performing. What helped the most was his comprehensive list of websites and contacts in finding a venue near a major city. Taking a course is just the start, without that extra step removed in trying to find venues removed a large mental barrier in actually performing. Phil was also a local in my area and was kind enough to attend my standup, gave me incredibly powerful constructive feedback, and helped me improve on my exact same set that I was very proud of. 5 stars and thanks again Phil!
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GrowthCoupon .com

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 3 months ago
Excellent course!Great point there! Thanks!
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Ron Hogue

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 2 months ago
Philippe does a great job at presenting this material. I really like how he keep things concise and on point (he doesn't waste my time). I especially liked Section on Performing. I'm a trainer and there are many useful tips for me that I can apply to public speaking alone like handling audiences, bombing, hecklers, and connecting with your audience.
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Jeff Hysen

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 2 months ago
Many courses are taught by academics who do not have real-life experience. Philippe Schafer is a working comedian so the lessons taught here are important and practical. I have been doing standup for over three years and I learned a lot from this class. I just wish that it was available when I started. This course is a good investment in your comedy career.
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Aviran Edery

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 2 months ago
This course is a wonderful intro to stand up comedy and public speaking in general. Philippe keeps the lectures interesting and moving along. He really breaks comedy down into a science -- it's not so intimidating when you think of it this way! I can honestly say that if you follow Philippe's guide step by step, you WILL succeed at a basic level in stand up comedy and will undoubtedly gain skill and confidence in public speaking.
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Réginette Sofair

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
Very, very well put together and organized. Philippe is clear and to the point with his advice. Each lecture isn't too long and he keeps me interested. Two things I liked a great deal: 1\. Philippe gives many examples of jokes and different comedic styles. 2\. He repeatedly emphasizes hard work over talent - definitely true when it comes to the arts. I have been trying to get up the nerve to try some stand up, and now I feel more confident to just get up and try it!
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Steven Stern

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
This offers a lot of practical information about how to get started and succeed in stand up.
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Noah Silver

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
The lectures were very well organized and informative and Philippe is very articulate and kept me interested - I especially liked the lecture on comedy writing devices - it was full of practical information on how to make my writing funnier.
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Joshua Bauer

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
Very in-depth! Great all around!
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Ashish Francis

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
I learned so much! Thank you Phil! I've watched you perform and have seen this stuff in action. Incredible stuff.
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Mike Finazzo

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
I highly recommend taking this course... Mr. Schafer is very descriptive, knowledgable and articulate. I went into this knowing very little about comedy (besides what I learned from listening to Bob Newhart records on my granddaddy's phonograph! lol) and now I feel like I know all the essentials going into the start of my stand up career. Philippe Schaefer really tells it how it is! Great for novices!
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S Shiferaw

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
I took this Philippe's class and I am already seeing results. Before I started, I was funny as Syria. Now, I am as funny as homelessness. Making progress!
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Albert Ketler

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
This is a great place to start. With easy to understand lectures, this series gives you all you need (save for some innate talent) to get started in the world of Stand Up comedy. Big ups to Philippe.
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Dr. Keith Massey

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
I'm primarily interested in further honing my public speaking abilities, and this course is full of practical advice. I'm also getting ready to jump into comedy, and this course has everything I need to get prepare. Thanks, Phillipe!
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Ben Schafer

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
This guys is amazing and really knows what he is doing!
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Fernando Sanchez

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
I felt this course was very well structured and thought out. I liked being able to focus on specific areas where I personally need improvement.
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Larry Istrail

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 3 months ago
This course is an amazing tool for anyone involved in stand up comedy, or public speaking of any kind. I never thought of stand up in such a systematic way as Phil explains. He really breaks it down into manageable steps that gives the listener confidence that they can easily do it too. The skills in these videos have helped me immensely in my public speaking abilities, allowing me to infuse structured stand up comedy into my talks related to medicine and nutrition, which has had an astounding effect on the audience's engagement and appreciation. Everyone who speaks in public should take this course!
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