Comedy Careers

An Interactive Workshop Series with Industry Professionals
LIVE and online! Ask questions of your favorite comedians, club bookers, agents, managers and more.

Comic Cure’s Comedy Careers is the workshop that offers direct access to comedy professionals in a moderated Q&A format. Guests include professional comedians, writers, club bookers, agents and managers. Attendees can submit questions in advance or during the LIVE show. Hosted by Richy Leis, Comic Cure, Creative Director. Full length archived workshops will be available to attendees.

Registration

Annual Membership – $25/month or $275 one-time payment (no refunds)

  • Enjoy access to all LIVE workshops (min 10 workshops per month)
  • Access the archives of the full-length workshops
  • Priority Q&A – your question will be considered prior to single workshop attendees
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Single Workshop Attendee – $10/workshop (no refunds)
Quantity: Up to 100 per workshop, no more than.

  • Access to attend one live workshop
  • Access to the archived full-length workshop
  • Q&A – ability to ask questions (no priority status)
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Tues. July 7 - Andrew Dorfman - Co-Owner, Nashville's Zanies Comedy Club (Click for Bio)

As a 25-year veteran in the comedy industry, Andrew Dorfman knows a lot about the funny business. He started out as a comedian in San Francisco’s tight-knit comedy community of the 1990s, but he was drawn to working the business side of the industry. In 1992, Andrew, along with his brother Brian, went to work for the legendary Rick Uchwat at Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago. Uchwat taught them well. Today, the Dorfman brothers now own eight comedy clubs all over America, including Nashville’s Zanies Comedy Club.

Wed. July 8 - Maria Sahakian - Managing Director, Alex Theatre (Click for Bio)
Maria Sahakian is the Managing Director of the 1,400-seat Alex Theatre Performing Arts and Entertainment Center in her hometown of Glendale, CA, a historic landmark managed and operated by Glendale Arts.
Maria oversees the Theatre’s bookings, event management, client and audience services, and marketing, serving as the primary liaison to the producers and presenting organizations that book the venue across an annual average of 200+ days of activity comprised of music, theatre, comedy, film, dance, cultural performances, film and TV shoots, and a variety of special events.
The Alex is a highly sought-after venue, by comics and production companies alike, for live comedy performances and filmed television programs and stand-up specials. Over the years, the venue has hosted several seasons of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Bring the Funny; David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction featuring guest Ellen DeGeneres (Netflix); Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David and special guest star Lin-Manuel Miranda (HBO); specials including Kevin Smith (Showtime), Ronny Chieng (Netflix), and Brad Williams (Showtime/Amazon); and special events featuring Steve Martin, Martin Short, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, three of the five members of Monty Python (John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam), and numerous shows in partnership with Richy Leis and Comic Cure.
Maria is a graduate of UCLA, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, as well as a certificate in UCLA Extension’s Public Relations and Entertainment Publicity program. When she’s not working, she can be found working some more.
Thurs. July 9 - Carlos Alazraqui - Actor & Comedian (Click for Bio)

Carlos Alazraqui was not just the face of Deputy James Garcia on Comedy Central’s hit show RENO 911 or RENO 911 the movie!  He recently won the prestigious ANNIE AWARD for Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production THE MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN SHOW. He’s also been a standup comic for over 25 years, a well known television/film actor and one of LA’s top voiceover actors with hundreds of credits to his name.

Fri. July 10 - Jaye McBride - Comedian, Actor & Writer (Click for Bio)

Jaye McBride is funny, smart and proudly transgender. Jaye has traveled the world performing stand-up comedy both as a headliner and sharing the stage with comedy greats like Aziz Ansari, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton & Bobcat Goldthwait. Jaye has also been a part of The Boston Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival and the She Devil Comedy Festival.

In addition to stand-up, Jaye has written, produced and acted in a variety of short films. When not performing on-stage or on-screen Jaye writes "The Comedy Blog" for the Times Union and speaks at colleges all across the country with her lecture about being transgender. Having transitioned in 2007, Jaye is uniquely qualified to talk about awkward first dates, strained family relationships and self-acceptance.

Jaye is originally from Upstate NY but now calls Brooklyn her home.

Mon. July 13 - Josh Potter - Comedian, Podcast Producer (Click for Bio)

Josh Potter is a comedian and podcaster from Buffalo, NY who now resides in Los Angeles, CA. He got his start at age 16 working in morning radio for 15 years. After performing stand up since 2008, in 2013 he began opening for Tom Segura which led to his move to Los Angeles where he is now a member of Segura and Christina P’s podcast “Your Mom’s House.” Josh performs at clubs and theatres all over the country.

Tues. July 14 - Sari Cohen - Writer, Comedian (Click for Bio)

Sari Cohen is a journalist based in the Greater L.A. Area. She began her career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedy writer/performer and over the years has developed scripts for both the stage and screen. She currently covers music and live entertainment for AXS, writes for InLove Magazine, and is an on-air correspondent/associate producer for Hollywood First Look Features. She has also penned funny stuff for popular sites such as Cracked and Screen Rant. You can often find her at concerts or on a red carpet somewhere, talking to someone about something. From on-the-scene reporting to exclusive interviews, she tackles every topic from music, movies and television, to fashion, lifestyle and politics. You can check out more on Twitter at @ask_sari or follow her adventures on Instagram under @thesavvyscribbler.

Wed. July 15 - Ken Miller - Comedian (Click for Bio)
In just a few short years, Ken Miller has stormed through the ranks of comedy. He is now touring as a headliner and is one of Florida’s funniest comics.
Ken was just crowned the winner of the first-ever Steve Harvey Standup Spotlight Comedy Competition in 2019. More than 1,000 comedians from around the world submitted videos to the contest. “I know funny when I see it,” said Steve Harvey about his decision to handpick Ken as the Grand Prize Winner. Steve also gave Ken his stamp of approval by saying his comedy has rich, relatable material.Ken has worked with numerous headliners, including John Henton, Patrice O’Neal, Guy Torry, Eddie Griffin, Tom Segura, Mark Curry, John Heffron, Arnez J, Jim Norton, and the legendary Paul Mooney, to name a few.

In 2013, Ken won the Florida’s Funniest Comedy Competition, beating out more than 200 comics. Ken has also competed in The Great American Comedy Festival, The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, The American Black Film Festival Comedy Wings Competition, and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Ken made his TV debut on NICKMOMs, MOMS NIGHT OUT on NICKJR. In 2019, Ken was featured at the Big Pine Comedy Festival and the Oak City Comedy Festival.

Originally from a big family in Greensboro, NC (he’s #8 out of 11 kids), this former US Army veteran now resides in Orlando, FL with his wife and his two and a half kids (ask him about it). Ken was born for comedy. His show is guaranteed to make you laugh or he will pay for your first drink.

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