Classes & Workshops

Stand-Up Comedy

Instructor(s): Bob Holzwarth
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
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Stand-up comedy is the art of writing jokes blended with the art of performing them. In this six-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. The instructor is a performer who is active on the Rochester comedy scene and a four-time finalist in the Funniest Person in Rochester competition.
“A great experience! I would like to pursue more comedy classes and open mics.”
-Bob Friedrich


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