Stand-Up Comedy Accelerator

Class: Stand-Up Comedy Accelerator (5-Week Class)
Location: Hyatt Place Delray Beach – 104 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Class Dates: August 21, 28, September 5, 11, 18 (No make up classes will be available)
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $250 Cash/Check or $260 Credit Card

Stand-Up Comedy Accelerator
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This class is designed to take the student from early-stage comedian to opening act or feature act ready in less than two months. During class, each student will have the opportunity to perform their material and have instant feedback from our professional instructor, comedy booking director, and peers. Performance and writing techniques will be taught as well as business tips on how to get yourself paid work and become a professional comedian. By the end of this class you will have a solid 10-20 minute set with demo video to help you gain work as an open or feature act.  This class will show you what different bookers are looking for and how to navigate the booking process.  It’s show BUSINESS – we will make you more marketable to the venues where you want to perform.
Must have prior experience performing stand-up comedy. This class is not for individuals new to comedy.
Homework: Bring your first 5 minutes of material – ready to perform. 


About the instructors:

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Casey Peruski born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in FL for most of his life. He has been a professional comedian for over 17 years. Casey has had the opportunity to work with dozens of the biggest names in the comedy world like Brian Reagan, Arsenio Hall, Louie Anderson, Dave Coulier, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, Nick Swardson, Rob Schneider, George Wallace, Tom Arnold and Richard Lewis just to name a few. He also hosts and produced over 500 of his own shows for the last 8 years mainly in Fort Pierce at the Sunrise Theatre every second and fourth Saturday of the month with his Uncle Spaz known as Casey N Spaz Comedy! Casey was invited to audition for NBC’s Last Comic Standing, appeared in the Comedy Central Contest Up Next, Comedy Central South Beach Festival Finalist, Florida’s Funniest Finalist and seen on the award winning web series “Labor Days”. He has been guest and creative contributor for radio shows- The Jerk Show, 103.1 Morning Buzz and Jokerz Comedy Radio. Always donating his time or tickets for Charity Events, Casey has hosted and produced the last 6 years of shows for Project Lift’s Annual Clam Bake event in Stuart. Also with Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Out Laugh Hunger for the past 3 years and Teacher appreciation day for Jensen Beach Elementary to name a few.

Being half Irish and half Polish, with premature thinning hair, a love for pro wrestling, a father and married to a vegetarian yoga instructor wife he has plenty of material. Known as the Nice Guy of comedy (Unless you interrupt him on stage) he is very inviting while being very funny.

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Benjamin Leis, is the co-founder and managing director of Comic Cure. Since September 2015, Comic Cure has booked and produced more than 200 events with more than 2,000 comedians (including breaking the Guinness Book of Records’ record for most comedians on a single show). Comic Cure clients include Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade College, University of Miami, Red Bull, Mizner Park Cultural Center, WeWork, Hyatt Place, Gilda’s Club South Florida, Firefighter Cancer Support Network, and many more. Benjamin teaches the business side of comedy, providing an in-depth knowledge of how to become a professional comedian.

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Richy Leis has been producing and performing in comedy shows for 17 years. Richy is the Creative Director for Comic Cure producing shows in the Los Angeles area with some of the best names in comedy such as Dana Carvey (SNL), Craig Robinson (The Office), Whitney Cummings (Chelsea Lately) Kevin Farley (Tommy Boy), Eddie Peptone (Netflix), Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Erin Foley (Comedy Central), Laurie Kilmartin (Conan), Tony Baker (Last Comic Standing) and many more. His résumé includes booking 50 comedy shows per week with 12,000 talent spots per year for one of the biggest comedy clubs in the Los Angeles area. His most recent notable work is on the Burbank Comedy Festival ( in Burbank, CA. Now in its 4th year, the Burbank Comedy Festival spans an entire week featuring celebrity comedy shows, podcasts, classes, workshops, after parties, and industry panels, networking comedians of all levels directly with the top agents, reps, managers and club, college and TV bookers, showcasing more than 300 comedians. The festival has expanded into 5 cities across the country with regional showcases.

Additionally, working as a professional comedian Richy has made a name for himself as a known warm up guy and has repeatedly opened for names such as Jeff Garlin, Whitney Cummings, and has also hosted the pilot taping of Dana Carvey’s new Impressionist TV show that has run throughout 2015. Richy has appeared on Lifetime’s Little Women:LA, Regular Skype caller on TMZ Live, Jamie Kaler Power Hour-Blue Collar Channel on Sirius/Xm, MTV’s Is She Really Going Out With Him, VH1’s Basketball Wives.

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