STANDUP 201 - Jun 03, 2013 - Paula Pazderka

STANDUP 201: Standup Writing Workshop

Regular Fee:$125.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 10 students.
Registration:Registration for this class is closed.
Start Date:Monday, June 3, 2013 @ 7:30 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?

Experienced comics can contact DSI to start with Standup 201.


CLASS WILL MEET FOR 90 minutes every week.

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Class Dates and Times*

Mon, Jun 03, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Jul 01, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Jul 08, 2013 7:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater

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

Instructor: Paula Pazderka

Paula Pazderka

Paula has been performing improv and sketch comedy for over a decade. Paula trained in Chicago, studying the art of improvisation with Mick Napier, Charna Halpern, Noah Gregoropoulos, Susan Messing, and Joe Bill.

A former COMEDYSPORTZ CHICAGO ensemble member, Paula dazzled audiences improvising with THE PLACEBO EFFECT, The SPEAKEASY PLAYERS, and CHEETARAH, performing at some of Chicago’s finest improv theaters (IMPROV OLYMPIC, THE PLAYGROUND THEATER, SPEAKEASY TAVERN, and DONNY’S SKYBOX). A writer as well as performer of sketch comedy, Paula is one third of the sketch troupe ASTERISKS which appeared in THE CHICAGO SKETCHFEST from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, she performed her solo show BACKFIRE at Chicago’s PROP THEATER’S RHINOFEST and BEST SHOW EVER at DSI COMEDY THEATER.

Since moving to North Carolina in June of 2007, after receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Paula has continued to study comedy at DSI with Zach Ward. She currently teaches and coaches at DSI, as well as performing with MISTER DIPLOMAT.

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.