This six week class will give you a basic, usable understanding of how to begin crafting a stand-up comedy act, from absolute beginner advice on stage presence to different approaches to generating material. Students will learn how to take their thoughts, experiences, and observations about life and blend them with their own unique sense of humor and personality to begin crafting their own routine. Includes class performance
Dates: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 6/10, and 6/17 (skips 7/3/2017)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Show Date/Time: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
Class/Show Location: Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (get map)
Please read through our terms and conditions of enrollment prior to enrolling.
NICOLE YATES BIO
While growing up, Nicole fell hard for her first love: comedy. Whether it was sneaking out of bed late to watch stand-ups on Carson & Letterman, staying up to catch Saturday Night Live or memorizing the TV Guide to ensure she caught all the comedy on the tube for the week: Nicole was hooked. Always the funny kid in the group, when she finally rolled up onto the stage, it fit like a glove holding a ham sandwich.
Nicole hit the ground running and became a mainstay in the Philadelphia Comedy Scene. She performs in every place that will have
her (and some t hat will not!) not only in Philly, but in clubs, rooms and burrito bars all over the country. She ran & hosted the monthly show The Fighting Burrito Comedy Showcase, performed in Philly’s Comedy Month Girls Show, is involved in the Yard Sale Comedy Showcase & Open Mic, is a writer on the Phit Sketch House Team The Decoy and is a writer on the late night monthly show Two Late with Rob and Joe. She also appeared in a bunch of viral web video videos.
Nicole may take the stage looking a bit like a teenager who just rolled out of bed, however, her jokes about food, kids, pop culture
and growing older, hit home with her audiences. She balances the norm of everyday life with oddball thoughts on pop culture and assorted things that tickle her interest. She’s a favorite among all ages that love to turn the mirror on themselves and laugh. That’s the awesome part, as this was her goal, as a little kid sitting way too close to the TV, soaking in the funny.