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Stand-Up Comedy Clinic
David can not only write a great joke, but he is one of the few comics who can actually teach that skill to others. His unique talents make any comedy program he leads sure to be a success.
Bill Stainton, Multiple Emmy Award winning comedy writer
Ever had a secret desire to do stand-up comedy? Now, in a safe, supportive environment, you can write, edit, and perform a routine. Learn joke formats, performance techniques, how to write killer material, how to handle jokes that bomb, and more.
Students showcase their material at a comedy club, and also perform with David Friday nights at 8:00 pm at the Laughing Bean, 2695 East Hastings in Vancouver. Reservations (604) 251-5282.
This 8 week course is given through Continuing Studies at Langara College in Vancouver. For more information or to register call: Langara Continuing Studies at (604) 323-5322 and ask for Stand-Up Comedy Clinic. Or call David at (604) 205-9242
What If I Cant Take The Course?
Dont worry, Davids How To Captivate Your Audience With Stand-Up Comedy e-book will teach you everything you need to know about stand up comedy writing and performing.
If youve always had a secret desire to do stand up comedy but dont know how to get started, or if youre a speaker or trainer who wants to be funny on demand, this e-book is for you! And best of all, it only costs $19.95 US. Click here to order a copy or find out more!
Or do David's Stand Up Comedy Course via Distance Education:
The Captivate Your Audience With Stand Up Comedy Distance Learning Package
Have You Always Had A Secret Desire To Do Stand Up Comedy But Dont Know How To Get Started?
Are You A Speaker Or Trainer Who Wants To Be Funny On Demand?
Then this learning package is for you!
Rave Reviews From David's Attendees
With the How To Captivate Your Audience With Stand-Up Comedy Distance Learning Package youll learn how to get all the laughs you want. Youll be able to go through your presentations and decide exactly where you want your laughs and how many laughs you want in each place. Among other things, this course will teach you:
Joke writing formulas used by top comics
How to make stories and content funny
How to get laughs from dead audiences
And much, much, more!
Contrary to popular belief, being funny isnt just something youre born with; its a skill you can develop. In How To Captivate Your Audience With Stand-Up Comedy youll learn that skill so itll be yours forever.
How To Captivate Your Audience With Stand-Up Comedy is amazingly convenient lessons are delivered via fax, phone, and e-mail around your schedule!
This package includes David's workbook and CD program, How To Captivate Your Audience With Stand Up Comedy.
And best of all, it includes six hours of Davids time to coach you and go over your homework! David charges $150/hr, so normally six hours with him would cost $900. But the whole How To Captivate Your Audience With Stand-Up Comedy distance learning package only costs $595.95 Canadian (plus any applicable taxes), saving you $300!
By the time you're finished this course you'll not only have an act and/or funny material to put in your presentation, you'll also have the tools to keep writing killer comedy material all on your own.
When David goes over your homework, he not only helps you to learn the tools, he also makes suggestions that turn your material into hilarious stand up comedy bits.
Here's what people are saying about David's work:
This workshop is fantastic! David's method and process can help anyone develop comedic material. It also helps "naturally funny" people become even funnier...and more humorous too! David's feedback helps hone your material and presentation skills. Highly recommended for all!
Sylvia Gates, Human Resource Manager, Chicago, Illinois
I would highly recommend David's course to any one who wants to try standup comedy or learn how to enhance their public speaking materials. David isan excellent teacher and mentor who knows what he's doing and helps you to develop you own material. I felt empowered and no longer have the " I can't write jokes" attitude because David showed me that yes I can!
Marion Z. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Occupational Therapy Assistant
This course was awesome. I learned tons!!!! I want to become a stand-up comic because of David.
Toby Dyson, 13 years old
The course lived up to its promises. Many times, I thought I couldnt go through with it, but with Davids encouragement, I surprised many. But most of all, myself.
Without this course I'd probably still be saying "1 day I'd like to be a comic", but since I've taken it I can say "I am a comic who happens to need a real job to pay the rent". I suggest this course to anyone who who wants move on in comedy or who just wants to have a great time and meet interesting people.
Greg Savoie, Call Centre Employee
To order the How To Captivate Your Audience With Stand-Up Comedy Distance Learning Package call David at (604) 205-9242 or email him at email@example.com
What people are saying about David's Stand-Up Comedy Clinic:
"I wanted to thank you again for that great comedy class of yours. It gave me the start I needed to try stand-up. I can't tell you how long the idea of doing stand-up has lurked in the back of my mind but held in check by fear. You run a fun class that really helps to bring a comedy idea into a performance ready state. I will recommend your class to everyone."
-- Sean Rasmussen, ESL teacher
"Just wanted to say thanks. I really enjoyed your class and thought you were an excellent teacher. It was a lot of fun! The opportunity to try out our material in class first was so helpful. And the feedback from the other class members was great."
-- Dave Murton, science teacher
"Your program allowed me to see how much my life really sucked and gave me the strength to leave my husband. Thanks for the laughs!!!!!"
-- Nancy Bosman, admin assistant/weekend stand-up comic.
"Your standup comedy course has boosted my public speaking career big time: I now interspace my "serious" material with short bursts of stand up comedy and my audiences love it and me. What a great investment your course was."
-- Roger Killen, professional speaker
"Who would have thought - a new career at 68 as a stand up comic. Thanks to David Granirer's Stand Up Comedy Clinic it happened to me. Twenty two ''gigs'' in a year and the wonderful opportunity to meet new people and appreciate new venues. My newly acquired stand up comedy skills have allowed me to be part of and to experience the uplifting and exciting world of humour."
-- Mavis Pickett, senior citizen/stand-up comic
"Your course was great, it was exactly what I needed to get started as a professional comic. Without it, I 'd still be on the other side of the microphone. I'd recommend it to anybody!"
-- Brad Muise, corporate golf sales and professional comedian.
"David's class was so funny I laughed till I died. The class was definitely worth it for me and I would recommend David to anyone seriously contemplating suicide or simply tired of life. Without a shadow of doubt, David is the way to go."
-- John Parker
"Your course allowed me to pursue my life long dream of being a stand up comedian. I never thought I would have the courage to actually do it and thanks to your support and encouragement I've been having the time of my life ever since."
-- Lisa Bagshaw, sales rep.
"David Granirer provides an exciting forum for people learning about comedy. He has a great ear for helping find the truly funny, and is keen to see everyone succeed in whatever style of comedy they do well. Thanks, David, it was a blast!"
-- Linda Sharp, animator and mother
"David's comedy course was one of the most uplifting experiences I have had, after going up on stage for the first time and performing my stuff, I think now I could do almost anything. The whole course is very well organized. and great fun. Everyone should take it. "
-- Nick Squire, drywaller and Dad
"You dont need to work up the courage to take this course. Taking this course will give you courage."
-- Trish Cullen
"I laughed, I cried, I peed my pants. Couldnt think of a better way to spend a Wednesday night."
-- Susan Miller
"Its the best therapy Ive ever had! When can I register for the Stand-Up Comedy Recovery Clinic?"
-- Julie Geremia, Handy Dart driver
"David said the course would be a life-changing experience. He wasnt joking. Thank you David."
-- Elly Litvak, mental health worker
"More fun than a barrel of otters. Its a really great and non-threatening way to get into comedy. I wish church was this much fun."
-- Allegra Sloman, customer service coordinator
"This was great, am I brave or foolish, or both? It gives new meaning to feel the rush and do it anyways."
-- Patricia Louis, receptionist
"Now I dont have to kill myself. Thanks Dave."
-- Louisa Carter, Pizza Hut prisoner
"A terrific course. Boosts self-esteem and confidence. Dave is great in catering to different styles and shticks. "
-- Matt Cooke, student
"Ive learned a great deal and its a great way of healing your self-esteem and helping you in your every day life."
-- Keith Ranville
"Taking David's course gave me the tools to write jokes and the courage to get on stage for the first time. I would recommend his classes to anyone who wants to give stand up comedy a shot."
-- Jason Lamb, waiter/professional comic
"What a great course, I just wish I'd found it fifteen years ago when I first started toying with the idea of trying stand-up. And not just because it would have been cheaper. My friends have recently increased the amount of times they tell me to shut up because I keep raving about this course."
-- Pete Crutchfield, soon to be seen on TV screens all over the world.
"I not only enjoyed your course but was amazed to watch my fellow classmates go from shy stage nervous individuals to smooth performers. What a transformation! It was quite confidence booster."
-- Don Nelson, employment counsellor
"I had so much fun in your beginners comedy course I signed up for the advanced class. The comedy clinic was a positive, supportive and enjoyable place to learn."
-- Lenore Clemens, actor
"I loved David Granirer's course, because if you can be inspired to get up in front of 200 people and make them laugh, you are hooked and nothing else you do seems as difficult again. "
-- Maureen Grennan, school supervision aide/mother
"I wanted to thank you again for the fantastic opportunity to fulfill a dream of mine!"
-- Robyn Gitelman, sexuality educator
"David's class has provided me not just lotsa laughs and fun, afterall it is a comedy course, right? This course has given me an outlet to download my work stress by the way of laughter, silliness and good humour. I have met some great folks especially...David. He's full of it... fun and wit."
-- Jean Wong, Telus business manager and mother
What people are saying about David's Stand-Up Comedy Skills for Presenters:
"I have been performing comedy for over 20 years and this was the best workshop on actual joke writing I have seen."
-- Dale Irvin, CSP, CPAE
"David's comedy is the exquisite synergy of gentle and hilarious. That's a rare combination these days, especially in an educational program."
-- Lee Glickstein NSA member, author of Be Heard Now! Tap Into Your Inner Speaker And Communicate With Ease
"Your session on stand-up comedy was excellent in fact, I put that in writing in a report I wrote for the March issue of Professional Speaker Magazine. I mentioned in the report that I thought the audience participation segment gave the attendees a great opportunity to put your ideas to immediate use."
-- Patricia Ball, CSP, CPAE, Past National President of the National Speakers Association
"David takes the challenging task of how to bring more humor into your presentation and boils it down to a simple, step-by-step formula that really works. With just a couple of his tips, I've been able to dramatically enhance the laughter quotient of my presentations."
-- Jeff Mowatt, Past National President, Canadian Association Of Professional Speakers
"David, your presentation was terrific! You were funny AND informative AND not the least obnoxious!! I had a great time, learned a lot, & know that the rest of the audience did too. The participation part worked really well - I got to talk and get laughs too. What fun! Thanks for a great workshop with lots of good ideas."
-- Reva Nelson, Past President, Toronto Chapter, Canadian Association Of Professional Speakers, President of Words.Worth Keynotes & Seminars.
"I think David is superb. He is fun to be with and his special method of getting participants to create one liners works! Hire this man!"
-- Angela Jackson, Program Chair, Toronto Chapter, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
"Thanks, David, for the great comedy workshop last week-end. You have done the impossible: not only did you solve the mystery for me of why the story that kills 'em at the family dinner rarely works from the platform, but I also now know how to craft a joke from scratch that will work, and more importantly, what to do if it doesn't!"
-- Kathy Schmidt, Ottawa Chapter, Canadian Association Of Professional Speakers
"Your comedy workshop gave me the vocabulary to describe basic comedy. With that foundation, I quickly incorporate humour into traditionally serious presentations."
-- Craig Senior, Ottawa Chapter, Canadian Association Of Professional Speakers
Rave Reviews for David's comedy act "I'm OK But YOU Need Professional Help: The Lighter Side of Mental Health!"
I want to thank you for the great comedy show you did for us. Given the demand for an encore and the feedeback received since the event, it is apparent it was a huge sucess. Your material was highly relevant for the audience of counselors, volunteers, social workers, and others involved in the people business."
--Wm. J. Downie, Executive Director, Kelowna Community Resources
Your comedy routine was topical, poignant and hilarious. You had us all thinking, talking, and laughing for days.
--Roy Ang, Eileen Taylor, Grandview Woodlands Mental Health Team
"Im writing to let you know how much we enjoyed your stand-up comedy performance. Your material on the lighter side of mental health and social services was just what we needed.
--Peter Crosby, Family Service Association of Toronto
The feedback was consistent, you are a very funny guy.
-- ---Larry McConnell, CEO, Calgary Family Services
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