STANDUP 101 - Apr 20, 2010 - Keller & Ward

This class is sold out.

STANDUP 101: Standup Writing Workshop

Regular Fee:$100.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 10 students. Sold out.
Registration:This class is sold out.
Start Date:Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

DSI teaches the art of standup comedy. Learn how to use your persona, build on a premise, develop a joke and generate punch lines until you find ones that really hit. Learn how to spin true stories and rock a routine that both engages and entertains your audience. How can you get the most mileage out of You?



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Class Dates and Times*

Tue, Apr 20, 2010 7:45 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 7:45 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, May 04, 2010 7:45 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, May 11, 2010 7:45 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, May 18, 2010 7:45 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, May 25, 2010 7:45 pm DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Zach Ward

Zach Ward

Chapel Hill native and proud Carolina graduate, Zach Ward has been performing and directing comedy for over 20 years.

Zach owns DSI where he serves as Executive Producer. He serves as Executive Producer and Artistic Director for the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. In the world of comedy, Zach has been employed by ImprovBoston (Managing Director), the Chicago Improv Festival (Associate Producer), Toronto Improv Festival (Producer), Richmond Improv Festival (Producer) and ComedySportz Chicago.

Zach has received critical acclaim from the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune for his performance with DUAL EXHAUST (Critic's Choice, INDY PICK, Top 10 "Most Influential Comedy Duos of the Past Decade") and THE BEATBOX (Critic's Choice, Best Bet, "Top 5 Latenight Shows in Chicago"). Zach can currently be seen performing with MISTER DIPLOMAT and on the road at theaters around the country.

Zach has studied the art of improvisation with Todd Stashwick (Burn Mahattan), Mick Napier and Susan Messing (Annoyance), Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski and TJ Jagodowski (ImprovOlympic), Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live), Michael Gelman (Second City), and with every student he teaches.

Student Feedback:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:43am, October 13, 2009
Zach Ward is beautiful like the night, cradling the young day in his arms.

Instructor: Tom Keller

Tom Keller

Tom is an accomplished writer and comedian who performed at the 2012 Great American Comedy Festival and appears on Friday nights at DSI with Harold Night and Mister Diplomat.

Student Feedback:

John Sideris at 1:03pm, July 19, 2010
Tom is almost as good a teacher as he is a funny guy. All of us improved more than is reasonable over a six week class.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.