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The Rodney Dangerfield Institute

Courses

Sketch Comedy Writing

Attention writers, performers, or just fans of comedy! Join this fun course and explore your comedic voice through in-class exercises and take-home sketch writing assignments. By the end of six weeks, students will have a foundation in sketch comedy basics including tools for idea generation, story structure, creating comic characters, set-ups/punchlines, and dialogue.

Stand-Up Comedy 101

I bet you’ve been told you’re funny. Well, here’s your chance to show off your comedic instincts. This class will teach you the basics of stand-up comedy: joke-writing, performance, structuring your set, even handling hecklers. Following the workshop, on September 14th, students will have the opportunity to perform their own original stand-up comedy routine at Flappers in Burbank!