Stand-Up, Storytelling & Public Speaking

Discover your unique comic voice in Second City’s Stand-Up and Storytelling courses. Stand-Up uses an improvisational approach to the creation and delivery of solo comic material. Storytelling helps you bring structure and craft to your stories.

 

These classes will be delivered Online unless otherwise specified.

Stand-Up Online

Stand Up Drop-in for Ages 10-13 (Online)

Learn the basics of writing and performing stand-up comedy from the comfort of your socially distanced home! Using the glories of modern technology, you and a group of fellow teens will “meet” with one of our comedy experts to learn how to “find the funny” all while getting a sneak…

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Stand Up Drop-in for Ages 14-18 (Online)

Learn the basics of writing and performing stand-up comedy from the comfort of your socially distanced home! Using the glories of modern technology, you and a group of fellow teens will “meet” with one of our comedy experts to learn how to “find the funny” all while getting a sneak…

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Teen Stand-Up (Online)

Learn the art of stand-up comedy with The Second City Training Center featuring hands-on lessons in storytelling, character building, observational humor, one-liners and more. Students receive weekly lectures, multi-media demonstrations and exercises to create enough unique content to have a polished act by the end of the 4-week class.

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Ages 10-13 Stand Up Escape (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Stand-Up Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try stand-up – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of…

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Ages 14-18 Stand Up Escape (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Stand-Up Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try stand-up – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of…

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Stand-Up

Stand-Up (ages 11-13)

Our Stand-Up classes are for kids and teens who are interested in learning about stand-up comedy. The skills required to do stand up develop skills of observation and define one’s point of view. Also, participants of this class will develop valuable public speaking skills. Standing up in front of a…

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Stand-Up (ages 14-18)

Our Stand-Up classes are for teens who are interested in learning and performing stand-up comedy. Students are taught the skills required to do stand-up comedy, develop their skills of observation, and define one’s point of view. Also, participants of this class will develop valuable public speaking skills. Getting up to…

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Storytelling

Improv Inspired Creative Writing (ages 11-13)

Love to write and want to find fun new ways to generate ideas? We will spend part of each class playing improv games to generate material. Together we will sort through the ideas the improv games inspired, followed by walking through story structure and writing techniques to create short stories…

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