The Comedy Cove Presents
A Comedy Workshop for Comics
Do your friends tell you you’re funny? Ever watch Louis C.K, Chris Rock, or Ellen DeGeneres and say, hey I’d like to try that? Well, now’s your chance! The Comedy Cove at Scotty’s is now offering a stand-up comedy class, where you can get the training and build the confidence you need to get on stage and take your rightful place in the spot light.
Chip Ambrogio is a comic who’s played all the major city clubs, worked the road, written and acted in independent films and won seven Telly Awards for humorous corporate video. As a comedy writer, he’s written for The Friars Club Roasts, many of today’s top headliners and is a writing consultant for a new sitcom in development, “Don’t Know Jack.”
Chip brings almost twenty years of comedy experience. He’ll share what he learned by trial and error, behind the scene stories, performance tips and how to be a pro on stage and off. Even if you’re not thinking about a full time career as a stand-up comic, comedy skills add value to sales, public speaking and help you deliver the performance you need, when you need it!
Here’s the Deal:
For $350 you’ll get six, minimum 90 minute classes, starting July 1st and running through August 12th, and on that seventh week you’ll graduate by performing at The Comedy Cove before a crowd of your friends, relatives and people that could care less –hey, you’re a comic, deal with it.
And that’s not all, you’ll also get:
• A diploma & flash drive of your performance
• Free student pass for 2 for our Friday shows. Valid every Friday for three months (a $480 value)
• Guest spot on a Pro Show for the best student
• Space is limited ENROLL NOW!
• All payment is due prior to the first class. Since class size is limited, tuition is non-refundable
Our Goal: To get you on stage to perform six-minutes (hey that’s a long time if you’ve never done it) of stand-up comedy at
The Comedy Cove one of the top comedy clubs in NJ.
All classes will combine: lecture, workshop and performance.
Week One, Wednesday August 26th: Introduction to Stand-Up
An introduction to a variety of comedy styles, and advice on how to develop a persona. Chip offers a variety of tips on to how to develop material, from using what happens in you own life to finding comedy in what goes in the news, TV, the movies and more!
Featured Topics: Overcoming Stage Fright & Performance Styles
Week Two, Wednesday September 2nd: You’re the Product – Be You!
Chip helps you discover what’s unique and funny about you. Learn how to write to your individual character and how what works for one comic sometimes doesn’t work for another.
Featured Topics: Timing and Pausing
Week Three, Wednesday September 9th: Developing a Set List
Chip offers tips on how to build your six-minute set from an opener that works to the big close. Pointers on editing, tweaking and refining your material to fit your individual voice.
Featured Topic: Writing – 10 jokes a day
Week Four, Wednesday September 16th: Riffing, Keep it Fresh
Tonight’s class focuses on how to create in the moment. Riffing is a term used by jazz musicians meaning, “to improvise”. Chip shows you how to trust yourself, step away from your material and be spontaneous in the moment.
Featured Topic: Confidence: The Key to Creating
Week Five, Wednesday September 23rd: Putting It All Together
This week, Chip works with you to blend scripted material with opportunities to improv in the moment. You’ll learn how a pro decides when to pound the material and when to its time freelance and step out into the unknown.
Featured Topic: Confidence: All Funny, all the time
Week Six, Wednesday September 30th: Magic Time: Final Rehearsal before Showcase
A final run-though of the your act, Chip provides final feedback and suggestions prior to your graduation performance.
Featured Topic: Performance Techniques: Getting up for the Big Show
Week Seven October 7th: You Take the Stage!
Amaze your friends, crack-up perfect strangers and join the exclusive fraternity of performers that know the joy of making people laugh (for a living)…there’s nothing like it!