Classes & Workshops

Stand-Up Comedy

Instructor(s): Bob Holzwarth
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
Beginner Beginner Beginner

Stand-up comedy is the art of writing jokes blended with the art of performing them. In this eight-week experiential workshop, students will learn the basics of comedy writing and performing. Students will develop original material outside of class and perform each week for one another in a supportive atmosphere. Some in-class writing exercises will take place. Material covered will include types of humor, style, attitude, segues, ad lib, microphone usage, juxtaposition joke writing, and progressive comedy. The class will culminate with a show the final day of class. No experience necessary; beginners and experienced performers welcome.


Bob’s great. He took time to address individuals’ needs including mine, and was flexible in addressing the entire class’s needs. Also, he’s very patient. –Hilary Bluestin-Lyons


If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.