How Long Are The Workshops?
We currently offer two workshops. Stand-up Comedy 101,
geared for those students who have never performed stand-up before
and Stand-up Comedy Writer's Workshop, for
those with limited performing experience. Each workshop is
held one night a week for six consecutive weeks. Each session is
hours long. Both workshops end with a Graduation Showcase in
front of family and friends. To register, click
I want to signup but I may have to miss a class or two. Is that a problem?
Since the workshops are only 6 weeks, we prefer you try and make every one.
How many students are in a workshop?
We cap class sizes off at 10. We've found by limiting each workshop, each student gets a fair amount of time to work on material in class.
Is six weeks really long enough to put together a comedy routine?
Believe it or not, in just six short weeks you will have put together material that WILL get laughs (providing of course you do put in the required amount of writing time). Not convinced? Click here to see students perform for the very first time.
Who Teaches The Workshops?
Classes are taught by veteran stand-up comedian and comedy
show producer Tom Riehl. Tom has been performing stand-up comedy over 20 years and currently co-produces Second Stage
Stand-up, a monthly comedy show at the Camino Real Playhouse. To get
more info on Tom, go to
Is there an age
You must be at least 16 years old for either workshop.
Where are the
Our current workshops are held at the
Camino Real Playhouse
in San Juan Capistrano.
taught anywhere else?
Workshops are currently being planned throughout other parts
of Orange County. If you have a particular request,
please let us know.
Where can I go to
perform after I finish the class?
There are a variety of open mics and comedy contests
throughout LA and Orange County that welcome those with limited
stage time. For the advanced students, there's an opportunity to perform at our monthly show at the Playhouse as well.
Is this class
guaranteed to make me funny?
No. It is guaranteed to make you funnier than you already