Free Stand-Up Comedy Seminar

You Can Do Stand-Up Comedy

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Gotham Comedy Club

October, 29th 11:30AM - 1:30PM


harrison greenbaum

Harrison Greenbaum

Harrison Greenbaum is a NYC based stand-up comic and producer. He was the winner of the 2010 Andy Kaufman award and has been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and has appeared on MTV, NBC's Last Comic Standing, Spike, The Discovery Channel and countless others. He was the warm-up comic for ABC’s Katie Couric show and a producer on their primetime show Would You Fall For That as well as VH1’s This Is HOT 97.

Wali Colins

Wali Collins

Wali Collins is a regular at all of the main stream Comedy clubs in the United States including New York City and Los Angeles. He even headlines and tours at Comedy clubs in Europe and Asia. Collins’ television credits include NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, ABC’, VH1, Comedy Central. David Letterman caught Wali’s act and recruited him to warm-up for his show. Later that season Wali performed his stand up on the “Late Show with David Letterman”. He also landed small roles in films like the "cult" hit “Coyote Ugly”, Nia Vardalos', "I Hate Valentine's Day" and Chris Rock's "Top Five". Wali also is featured in the Oxygen Network's series, "Crazy Love". If Wali’s face looks familiar to you it’s because you’ve seen him in over 30 national television commercials.

Karen Bergreen

Karen Bergreen

Karen Bergreen has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, New Joke City and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. In addition, she has appeared in the Comedy Festival in Aspen twice, the Marshall's Women in Comedy Festival and at the Kennedy Center. Her television credits include Law & Order and appearing on the Oxygen Network's Can You Tell. She has written the novels Following Polly and Perfect Is Overrated. Karen performs regularly at all the major New York City clubs.

Topics Include

  • The easiest way to learn stand up comedy (even if you're not a natural at being funny).
  • The #1 thing you should know about writing hilarious jokes (hint: Forget joke formulas. Our guest speaker Harrison Greenbaum will break down everything you need to know about making people laugh).
  • As Chris Rock revealed to New York Magazine, "There are a few guys good enough to write a perfect act and get onstage, but everybody else workshops it and workshops it." The question is how? You need stage time and Andy Engel will show you 5 ways to get it (especially in New York City).
  • Why you should learn standup comedy (even if you don't want to become a standup comedian). The reason? Maybe you're going on a first date. Or maybe you've got a big presentation at work. If you can break the ice by making people laugh, you'll be that much more ready.
  • And a whole lot more.