Stand-up Comedy for Beginners: How to Be Funny on Stage
What you'll learn
- Write jokes based on your own experiences
- Prepare a 5-minute stand-up comedy routine
- Perform your jokes at a local open mic comedy show
- Understand basic best practices of the stand-up comedy business
- A sense of humor
- Be able to make fun of yourself
- A desire to make others laugh. At you and with you.
Do you want to start doing stand-up comedy? Want to tell funny stories on stage? Are you looking to make people laugh? Then this course is for you. In Stand-up Comedy for Beginners,, you will learn how to become a stand-up comedian.
In this stand up comedy tutorial, you will learn how to use your own interesting stories to write jokes you can tell on stage. You’ll also learn how to edit and order your material into a 5-minute stand-up comedy routine. By the end of the course, you’ll deliver your first performance live at an open mic comedy show!
We’ll use several practical exercises to help you come up with joke ideas and develop your humor. Through the course, you will write your complete 5-minute set. Each exercise builds on the previous one and you’ll focus on one thing at a time. This makes it easy for you to see rapid progress.
We’ll use plenty of real-life examples from the comedy stage to illustrate the main points. This includes video of my own performances, with commentary on why I chose specific words and structures, as well as alternatives. You’ll also learn practical public speaking skills that will work for comedians and other public speakers.
By the end of this course, you will have a step-by-step playbook that will help you write, edit and perform your jokes. And make the audience laugh!
Check out the free video previews. And if you’re ready to learn stand-up comedy, enroll now!
Who this course is for:
- Beginners who want to start doing stand-up comedy
- Open mic comedians who want to develop fast
- Public speakers looking to use humor in their stories
Markus Seppälä is a stand-up comedian who has made the audience laugh on four continents, including in the US, UK, Japan, China and all across Europe. Markus runs Comedy Basel, the biggest comedy club in town.
Markus is a roller coaster enthusiast and passionate about Excel and failing. On stage he shares self-deprecating travel stories and reflects on split identities.
Markus is also a 3-time TEDx speaker and a 5-time national public speaking champion with Toastmasters. He regularly deliver communication skills workshops to corporate clients. On his YouTube channel, Markus shares tips on how to engage your audience.