Stand-Up & Storytelling

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.

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

Curtain Up (ages 9-12)

Students will create original, imaginative stories through fun games and exercises, and then bring those tales to life on the stage!

Curtain Up is open to all kids ages 9-12. It meets once a week for 50 minutes over an eight week term. There is a short in-class demonstration for parents…

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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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Improv Inspired Creative Writing (ages 14-18)

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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Online Classes

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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