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'How to be Funny in 30 Days'

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Emerging Comics
Matt Taylor, prod.

Production Description

Seeking participants for preliminary preparation work for an informational comedy/improv video seminar series which will be shot in January. This project is designed to take performers with no experience and give them a comprehensive understanding and command of the craft of stand up comedy. This is not a class - it is the preliminary work for a video series Emerging Comics will be shooting in 2014. Performers will receive all private coachings and workshops 100% free of charge and they will get a HD tape of one of their performances for their reel.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Performs October and November at the Comedy Store Main and the Melrose Comedy Lounge in L.A. Note: This is not a class or a workshop. There is no fee to participate. Performers will receive all of this training for free.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No dues or fees. Coaching sessions and HD tape provided free of charge. All participants will be required to promote and guarantee a minimum of 7 people come down to each show. The Comedy Store is 21+ with a $10 cover and two drink min. The Comedy Lounge is 18+ with a $10 cover and no drink min.


Seeking submissions from: West Hollywood, CA; Hollywood, CA; North Hollywood, CA; Los Angeles, CA Sign up or Log In to apply.

Program Components

1 showcase at the Melrose Comedy Lounge
1 showcase at the Comedy Store Main Room
3 private coaching sessions (1 before the first and 2 before the 2nd)
4 group workshops

About Emerging Comics

Emerging Comics has helped over 1000 performers start standup comedy in Los Angeles in the last 4 years - not only is it the only showcase in Hollywood that provides free 1 on 1 comedy coaching to all its performers but it is last legitimate standup industry showcase with agents, casting directors, producers, and managers coming down each week - scouting talent and meeting them after the show for Q&As.

About the Instructor

Producer and Headliner Matt Taylor has taught over 1000 performers how to successfully begin their stand up comedy careers. Comedy is very difficult if you do not have anyone to show you the way - where do you start? what do you talk about? how do you make something "funny" - its overwhelming! Emerging Comics will remove all the confusion and simplify comedy for you - learn the one method that applies to both stories and jokes - to standup and film work - to improvised scenes and networking at cocktail parties. We will show you exactly why people laugh (Surprise that relieves pain) How to create surprise (Identification & Expection) and teach you a series of exercises we developed to bring being funny from something that "happened" to something you create upon command.