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Many people who make the decision to tackle stand-up comedy make what appears to be a logical decision to help them progress quickly, which is to take a stand-up comedy class or workshop.
And most of the time, they end up sorely disappointed with the results (or rather the lack of results) once they have completed the class or workshop.
Why is that? I can tell you exactly why that happens.
If you have already reviewed this article:
Didn’t Get What You Wanted When You Took That Stand-up Comedy Class Or Workshop? Here’s Why…
Then you know that I am usually NOT a fan of stand-up comedy classes or workshops as far as what they have to offer in the realm of showing individuals how to develop and deliver high level stand-up comedy material that actually works on an individual-by-individual basis.
I get emails all the time that basically go like this:
I’m in a comedy class, but then I found your stuff online. What makes your stuff any better than what I am getting in the comedy class that I am in?
Here’s my take on comedy classes and comedy workshops:
While they may be a great starting point for the most BASIC information about stand-up comedy, don’t expect to learn much about how to create a headliner level stand-up comedy act.