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.

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Upcoming Comedy Classes

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What students say...

Last fall, at age 57, I signed up for Scott's beginning stand-up class. I was convinced that I was too old, too scared, and too unfunny, but Scott was very reassuring so I gave it a try.  I found Scott to be an encouraging, supportive teacher who dignified the attempts of each student, regardless of talent or experience.  He took each of us from where we were and helped us develop our own individual styles. Because of Scott's class, I can more easily see the humor in everyday life, I am more confident on stage, and I now have a socially acceptable outlet for my outrageous side.  Not only did I learn that I really can do stand-up comedy, but I even received offers to be in two real comedy shows. Scott's class was a life-changing experience for me!
Sally Thomas--retired school principal