This is your introduction to stand up comedy! In this workshop students of all experience levels will learn stand up comedy writing including joke structure and performance techniques with the goal of becoming confident and comfortable on stage. By the end of this class you’ll have a 3-minute comedy set and a foundation from which to build. In this class you’ll learn the following:
– Basic Joke Structure
– Joke Writing Techniques
– Stage Presence
– Basic Performance Techniques
– Do’s and Dont’s
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.
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.
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 (www.burbankcomedyfestival.com) 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.
See what they’ve said:
“I love Ben and Casey. They were so funny and quick. They were smart, wise, patient and kind. I loved the students and their acts. I got to laugh a lot! I liked the packet of information they gave us. I really liked the constructive criticism and ideas of how to make my act better. Casey and Benjamin REALLY know their stuff!”
“The experience and advice of the instructors Ben and Casey were amazing and shared information from an outside view, which as the performer I was blind too.”
“The level of instruction exceeded my expectations. I didn’t think I was going to learn as much as I did.”
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