STANDUP 201 - Feb 25, 2014 - Zach Ward

STANDUP 201: Standup Writing Workshop

Regular Fee:$125.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 10 students.
Registration:Registration for this class not yet open.
Start Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 6:30 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 REQUIRES OUTSIDE WRITING.

CLASS WILL MEET FOR 90 minutes every week.

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Class Dates and Times*

Tue, Feb 25, 2014 6:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, Mar 04, 2014 6:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 6:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 6:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 6:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, Apr 01, 2014 6:30 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.

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.