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So You Want to Try Stand-up

So You Want to Try Stand-up TBA
This workshop is not offered every term. If you would like to be informed when it becomes available, please click here.

Have you always wanted to try stand-up but were too intimidated to try? This workshop will take you from “Wish I could” to “Wow! I did!” In a supportive atmosphere, practice finding the comedy in real-life experiences and turn them into a stand-up set. This class will include writing, discussion, a bit of improvisation, and will prepare you for your first stand-up open mic performance. Bring in a few jokes that you wrote or funny ideas that could become jokes. We’ll help give your jokes structure, as well as give you the tools to begin developing your solo stage presence.

$50, 3 hours

Prerequisites: Open to all students

About the instructor: Chris Condren doesn’t know how to write a bio. He just wants you to know he’s a good comedian. He wants you to know he’s won some rad awards like “Best of Chicago” (The Reader) and “Best of Chicago” (Chicago Magazine). He wants you to know he’s been in some cool festivals like Just for Laughs and the Andy Kaufman award, and that he’s been on Comedy Central radio. Chris Condren also wants you to know that Chris Condren is left-handed and that he lives in Chicago.