Stand-Up Comedy Class Information

by Scott Novotny

Stand-Up Comedy Classes for beginners and advanced instruction in Stand Up comedy and Improvisation.  Offered in the Minnesota Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Hudson and New Richmond in western Wisconsin.Two classes are currently available:

 - Beginning Stand-Up Comedy -  and - Advanced Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-Up Comedy.  Study the Art of Comedy with former Saturday Night Live writer, Scott Novotny.  Learn to be funny.Beginning Stand-Up Comedy” (or “All my friends tell me I’m funny, how do I do this thing?’)

In this class, students work on a 3-5 minute routine to perform at a special showcase night. There are five 90 min. sessions where the student learns how to construct a routine, rehearse it, are instructed on proper stage technique, and given feedback and guidance by the instructor. This culminates in a special showcase evening set up at the club for all the students to try out their routine in front of a live [and very friendly] audience.

Advanced Stand-up Comedy” (or “Now what do I do with this thing that I’ve created?")

The Advanced Class offers the student a place to continue to explore their routine after they have finished the Beginning Class. The students work on adding material to their set, get guidance and direction, and continue to tweak and polish their comedy act. Once again, this five week session ends in a showcase performance at the club.

Contact Scott to set up a Comedy Class

Upcoming Comedy Classes

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What students say...

ATTN:  ANYONE interested in doing stand-up comedy should attend Scott's classes." He will really do a great job helping out with the framework to organize your material. He's an extreme talent and will be very much worth the time and money spent to learn from him. If you're serious about comedy, you MUST see him. He was the best comedy mentor I ever had (regard less of the fact that he was my only comedy mentor, which is really beside the point)... anyway, I'm sure he'll be of much help to the rest of you aspiring comedians out there. P.S. Before you start the courses please lower your expectations now so that the courses will be easier on both you and Scott, thank you.
April Kerr - former student