So….What are you waiting for?


Get your tickets early to see Orange County’s newest stand-up comedians. This event always fills up fast so reserve your seat today!!

Friday, July 27, 2018


Camino Real Playhouse
31776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 489-8082

Admission: $12


Registration is now open for our next Students of Stand-up Comedy Workshops. As usual, we anticipate all workshops filling up quickly so don’t wait until the last minute to sign up. Class size is limited!

Our stand-up comedy workshops have been a part of the Orange County comedy scene since 2009 with many past graduates going on to perform at such venues as The Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Ice House, just to name a few.

Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in stand-up comedy, add humor to your personal or professional life, or just fulfill that last thing on your bucket list, our workshops offer something for everyone.

Currently we offer three workshops, each running six weeks. Our Stand-up Comedy 101 Workshop is geared for those new to stand-up comedy and focuses on things such as basic joke-writing skills, stage technique, and minimizing stage fright. For those who’ve been on stage a few times and are looking to take their material to the next level, we offer our Stand-up Comedy Writer’s Workshop. This workshop focuses on writing, punching up jokes, and tightening up both old and new material. In 2017 we added Stand-up 4 Kids, an entry level workshop open to those young people with a good sense of humor who enjoy being funny and making people laugh.


Whether you’re a “newbie” who has never been on stage before, or a comedian who just wants to add “more funny” to your set, we hope to see you at one of our upcoming workshops! 



What Our Students Say…

Tom’s students are ready and prepared to perform…

I have been producing comedy shows in Orange County for the past 10 years and I love going to the Students of Stand-Up graduation showcases.  Many times I have found Tom’s students ready and prepared to perform, and I have booked several of them for my show at the Irvine Improv.  As of today I am yet to be disappointed!


Jim T.

A great experiece…

The Students of Comedy class was a great experience in helping people, interested in developing a stand up comedy program, to go forward to accomplish that goal….and to help them clear their bucket list.

Doug R.

Very positive and helpful instructor…

If your friends and family have always told you, “you should be a stand-up comic”, or it has been a nagging desire of yours to be one, then here is a great opportunity to try it out.

The class size is small and Tom Riehl is a very positive and helpful instructor. You will be in class with like-minded people and have so much fun encouraging and helping one another with their final sets. Performing live in front of your friends and family on “Graduation” night will give you as sense of accomplishment and desire to learn more and improve on your natural sense of humor.

Marianne C.

I saw a huge improvement in confidence on stage…

Tom taught me how to organize my thoughts in outline and how to “unpack” my jokes getting his feed back and structure was huge for me. After only one session, he had helped me focus my efforts and thoughts on paper. I saw a huge improvement in confidence on stage as the class progressed. Tom was patient, easy to understand, highly intelligent, punctual, and flexible during our writing sessions. Your future self will thank you!  Thanks Tom!

Nick R.

Had an awesome time…

Had a blast with Tom and the other classmates, the performance was surreal and so cool to do! I had an awesome time in class! Thanks Tom for all the love and support!

Jake L.

An experience of a lifetime…

After taking this class, I did something I never thought I would do. I appeared on stage before a real audience and did a standup comedy routine. It was an experience of a lifetime!

Laurie J.



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