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.
Johnny Watson, a real pro, a road warrior and city favorite, who’s played the dives, the clubs, casinos, resorts and even appeared on Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, co-host of “The Watson & Watson” radio show and one of the top headliners working today. If you want to know what it takes to be a working comic, ask Johnny.
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.”
Together Johnny and Chip bring a combined 32 years of comedy experience. They’ll share what they 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 September 8th and running through October 20th, 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 & video of your performance
• Free General Admission tickets admitting two people for our Friday shows. Valid every Friday for four months (a $576 value)
• Radio spot on the Watson & Watson show for everyone in the class
• 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, Monday September 8th: Introduction to Stand-Up
An introduction to a variety of comedy styles, and advice on how to develop a persona. Johnny and Chip offer 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, Monday September 15th: You’re the Product – Be You!
Johnny and Chip help 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, Monday September 22nd: Developing a Set List
Johnny and Chip offer 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, Monday September 29th: 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”. Johnny and
Chip show 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, Monday October 6th: Putting It All Together
This week, Johnny and Chip work 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, Monday October 13th: Magic Time: Final Rehearsal before Showcase
A final run-though of the your act, Johnny and Chip provide final feedback and suggestions prior to your graduation performance.
Featured Topic: Performance Techniques: Getting up for the Big Show
Week Seven October 20th: 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!