Stand-up Comedy Classes

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.I have been teaching classes in stand-up comedy and improvisation for over twenty years. I always say to my students, ‘I wish that there was someone like ME around when I first started.’ I have met so many funny people in my life, many of whom would love to try their hand at stand-up comedy but have been either to afraid to do it, or just lack the means as to how to get their thoughts together. I say the world can never have enough comedians!
Stand-Up Comedy students study the art of comedy with teacher and professional comedian, Scott Novotny.
The old saying that ‘laughter is the best medicine’ is truly not without merit. It’s the best form of therapy that I know, (if not the cheapest!) and I feel blessed to be able to perform and teach the art of comedy.

Many of my students have gone on to become professional comedians and improvisational actors. Some names you might recognize are Stephanie Hodge (“Nurses” “UnHappily Ever After”), Gail Matthius (“Sat. Nite Live”), Trace Beaulieu (“Mystery Science Theater”), & working comedians Joe Keyes, Paul Kellehar, Paul Dillery, Chris Raine (all “Evening at the Improv” )

-Scott Novotny

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What students say...

"Hey Buddy, I am glad to hear from you.  I don't know if you relized but we are performing together in Bentendorf, IA  Aug 28-30.  If I am in town I would love to stop by your classes and feel like a rock star. My quote: "He doesn't write your materal for you; he points you in the right direction." or "I paid him $200.00 bucks and he paid me $1000.00 bucks."  Let me know if any of those will work.  Look forward to work with you friday 8pm show in Bentendorf is already sold out...probably because of me...not."
Mark Poolos--rock and roll comedian/former blackjack dealer