School for Stand Up
At School for Stand Up, Letterman regular and sitcom writer/producer Jonathan Leigh Solomon, offers you a unique class, Stand Up Comedy for the Actor.
Why this unique class?
Because stand up comedy, though a distinctly different discipline/art from the work of an actor, involves many elements that can be invaluable for an acting career, including:
– Maximizing casting prospects by focusing the actor’s comic personae.
– Constructing a stand up comedy “set” to expand options for showcasing.
– Taking control of the “tell us about yourself” moment at auditions, and more.
And, the big picture: Learning stand up skills gives the actor a fresh way to view all the dynamics of an actor’s preparation, whether for theater, film or television work.
The class concludes with an industry showcase at Hollywood’s World Famous Comedy Store.
$365 for a once-a-week, eight week class.
For every class, there is a teacher’s assistant, who is given free tuition.
What Students Need to Apply:
Enthusiasm! Previous study of theater and audition technique is a plus.
Acceptance Rate: 95 %.
“I was a veteran actor and broadcast journalist, who still had apprehension about being told to make people laugh on cue. That is, until I took Jonathan’s class.” – Dr. Leigh Davis, television personality.
“I’ve known Jonathan as a great stand-up and as prolific writer for TV and he has always stood out as being not just funny, but smart, thought-provoking and insightful. I resent him for all of it.” – Paul Reiser, Star of “Mad About You”.