In Stand-Up 1 you will develop yourself as a solo comedic performer by writing and workshopping your own material. By understanding how earlier stand-up comics evolved, you will experiment outside your comfort zone and experiment until discovering your own unique style. Students will have regular writing assignments during the term….
Build on the skills developed in Stand-Up 1, honing your comedic voice through a variety of exercises and personal feedback. Class culminates in a final performance on one of the Second City Training Center’s stages.
Stand-Up 2 meets once a week for three hours over an eight week term….
Express and Fast Track classes are designed for students who can’t do an 8-week class, or just want to move through beginning programs faster. These courses have the same number of class hours and the same pricing as the standard 8-week versions of the same class. Express classes meet twice weekly for four…
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,…
So you’ve completed Storytelling Level 1. Great! What’s next? Storytelling Level 2 offers insight into the further reaches of what it means to be a storyteller. Learn to utilize every day life experiences, as well as tried and true public speaking techniques, as tools for bringing your stories to life….
Develop yourself as a solo comedic performer by writing and workshopping your own material. By understanding how earlier stand-up comics evolved, you will experiment outside your comfort zone and experiment until discovering your own unique style. Stand-Up Intensives should be taken in consecutive order. Students with some previous experience may…
Build on the skills developed in Stand-Up 1 and level up your game while honing a unique style. Through a variety of exercises, experimentation, and personal feedback, you’ll further develop your comedic voice as a writer and performer while learning more about the stand-up scene in Chicago and beyond….
Whether you’re hoping to perform at a storytelling event or you just want to get better at telling the story from that one time at camp, this fast-paced, immersive introduction to the universal art of storytelling is the class for you. Over the course of a week, you’ll learn how…
The Second City Training Center offers individual, customized coaching in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:
On-camera audition prep
Dialects Accent Coaching
Youth & Teen Coaching
Advanced sketch critique
Screenplay & Sitcom coaching
Sketch Production (Coaching a group through their first production)
Sketch generation & critique…