Upcoming Shows

  • Saturday April 13th 06:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • New Talent Showcase
  • A hilarious evening of stand-up featuring some of our best up-and-comers! This performance showcases our most promising rising talents, who are getting their shot to perform alongside some of our club regulars. See the comedy stars of tomorrow, today!
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  • Tuesday April 16th 05:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • AUDIT Comedy 201 with Brian Scott McFadden
  • This Advanced 6-week course focuses on writing techniques, stage presence, and help you continue to hone your unique comedy voice. Every week you will have the opportunity to get onstage and receive feedback in order to level-up your 5-minute set*. The class concludes with a show at West Side Comedy Club, providing students the opportunity to perform onstage in front of a live audience, and receive a professional recording of their set (please note recordings are subject to be used on our social media platforms). *PLEASE NOTE, THOSE WHO SIGN UP TO AUDIT THE CLASS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED STAGE TIME OR FEEDBACK, AUDITS ARE ONE CLASS ONLY AND ALLOW INDIVIDUALS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME WATCH CLASS, LISTEN IN AND LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT FUNY STANDUP CLASSES PROVIDE About Brian Scott McFadden: Brian Scott McFadden is an actor and comedian who has been doing stand up comedy for over 25 years. He has performed all over the world & appears regularly in clubs all over NYC. He has  been seen on Late Night With David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Star Search as well as MTV, Comedy Central. He has voiced many animated characters in movies like Ice Age 2 & Robots as well as providing the voice of the Honey Nut Cheerio Bee, the M&M Peanut and the Serta Mattress Sheep.Session Schedule: Tuesday, April 16th, 5 pm – 7 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubPolicies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reasonPlease be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policies If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]*scheduling subject to change
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  • Saturday April 20th 06:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • New Talent Showcase
  • A hilarious evening of stand-up featuring some of our best up-and-comers! This performance showcases our most promising rising talents, who are getting their shot to perform alongside some of our club regulars. See the comedy stars of tomorrow, today!
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  • Sunday April 21st 12:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Tight Five, An Advanced Workshop with Cory Kahaney
  • Join Cory Kahaney for an afternoon workshop, polishing your tight-five set. Students will have the opportunity to get on stage, perform their material and receive feedback.This course is intended for comedians who are already working at their craft and have a strong understanding of joke writing and a five minute set they are looking to refine and polish. About Cory Kahaney:Cory Kahaney has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and David Letterman. Other television appearances include CONAN, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, The View and The Late, Late Show. with Craig Ferguson.Cory was a grand finalist NBC’s Last Comic Standing and a semifinalist on America’s got Talent. She has comedy specials on Comedy Central and HBO.As a public speaker, Cory presented a Tedx called “The Joke that Saved my Life” chronicling her journey from domestic abuse to a comedy career.Other talks include: “Don’t tell Jerry Lewis women are funny”; a multimedia presentation of rare archival footage. It is a celebration of the brilliant pioneer comediennes, their triumphs, and sacrifices effectively paving the way for today’s women in standup comedy.Awards: voted best comedian in NYC by Backstage Magazine and Best female comedian by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets. Cory has also been featured numerous times at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Johnny Carson Festival, The Halifax comedy Festival and every year at the Nantucket Comedy Festival. Policies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reasonPlease be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policies If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]
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  • Saturday April 27th 12:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Four-Week Standup Intensive with Clayton Fletcher
  • Want to work on building your comedy toolbox? Are you looking for meaningful feedback on your material? Or are you interested in getting your start as a standup comic but unsure where to start? Join us for a Four-Week Standup Intensive with Clayton Fletcher! Our 4-week course reviews topics including writing skills & stage presence, joke structures, where to find material, and the basics of crafting a set. The course will conclude with a show at West Side Comedy Club, allowing students to perform their 5-minute set in front of a live audience. Please note: Final Performances are recorded and subject to be used on our social media platforms. Our instructors are all working comics themselves with credits to their name; they can speak directly to the industry as it is today. Clayton Fletcher is one of the Co-Founders of FUNY Standup, in additon to being a NY-based comic with a special, Middle Child Syndrome. Clayton is also the co-author of The ROI of LOL (p. HarperCollins) where he shares what comedians know that business people should know!Other credits include: “The Ivy League of Comedy Live from the Emelin Theatre” on Amazon Prime, ‘Best of the Fest’ at the Stockholm Comedy Festival, Sirius/XM’s Laugh USA, Blue Collar Comedy, and Jamie Foxx’s Foxxhole stations. Clayton is also featured on Hulu’s “Comedy Brew,” AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live“, MSNBC’s “Your Business,” Fox’s “Fox News Saturday Night,” hosted by Kennedy, and Comcast’s “Who’s Laughing Now?”Session schedule: Saturday, April 27, 12 pm – 3 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubSaturday, May 4, 12 pm – 3 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubSaturday, May 11, 12 pm – 3 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubSaturday, May 18, 12 pm – 3 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubPerformance date*: May 19th, 8 pm at West Side Comedy ClubPolicies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reason.This course is designed for All-Levels; following the student showcase, teachers will make their recommendations regarding a student’s advancement.At FUNY, The StandUp Comedy School, we are passionate about being funny. Please be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policiesIf you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]*scheduling subject to change
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  • Saturday April 27th 06:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • New Talent Showcase
  • A hilarious evening of stand-up featuring some of our best up-and-comers! This performance showcases our most promising rising talents, who are getting their shot to perform alongside some of our club regulars. See the comedy stars of tomorrow, today!
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  • Monday April 29th 06:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Comics Helping Comics! A Panel Conversation
  • Join us April 29th at 6pm at West Side Comedy Club for another installment of:Comics Helping Comics! Our panel of industry veterans, including Felicia Madison, Clayton Fletcher, Brian Scott McFadden, & Denise Grayson (with more names to be announced soon) will offer words of wisdom, anecdotal stories, and provide insight into what has and has not worked for them on their comedy journeys. Attendees will be able to ask questions, and take advantage of our panel's combined wealth of knowledge. We hope to see you there!
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  • Wednesday May 1st 05:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • 5-Week Comedy Intensive with Jocelyn Chia
  • This Advanced 5-week course will focus on writing techniques, stage presence, and help you continue to hone your unique comedy voice. Every week you will have the opportunity to get onstage and receive feedback in order to level-up your 5-minute set.The class concludes with a show at West Side Comedy Club, providing students the opportunity to perform onstage in front of a live audience, and receive a professional recording of their set (please note recordings are subject to be used on our social media platforms).All of our instructors are working comics themselves with credits to their name; they are able to speak directly to the industry as it is today.This course is intended for comedians of all levelsAbout Jocelyn Chia: Jocelyn Chia is a Georgetown Law graduate and former M&A attorney, and is now a regular at the best comedy clubs in the world including The Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club and West Side Comedy Club.She has been featured in Vulture, South China Morning Post, CNN, BBC, New York Times, and the Independent UK. Originally from Singapore, she has also been named one of Singapore’s top comedians by Buro, and is listed as the #1 comedian in Singapore by Best in Singapore as well as Simibest.She has been on the Howard Stern Channel of Sirius XM, MTV, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Fox News Saturday Night, Gutfeld! on Fox News, ABC, TMZ, Vice TV, Discovery+ and Comedy Central.She is managed by Andy Curtain, the head of Live Nation Comedy, Asia-Pacific.Words from Former Students:"I loved the class! I learned a surprising amount about comedy in a short amount of time and I felt so confident by the time of the show. As a first timer, it was exactly what I needed. Jocelyn facilitated a beautiful group culture of approval, acceptance, and creativity amongst us."- Hailey Marino"Jocelyn had crafted the course so perfectly that by week 5 all of us had our set ready for the final performance. She does not hold back on sharing pro tips on generating new material, nailing stage presence and rising through the industry. She created a very supportive environment and many new jokes and punchlines were made while we were laughing our heads off in class."- Macy Kwok."Jocelyn is not only a talented comedian, but also a gifted coach! During her workshop she helped me enhance my skills in both my delivery and writing. She shared her tried and true techniques, and made the whole workshop experience a lot of fun. Jocelyn's encouragement and coaching also helped me audition for and win a residency at a comedy club in NYC!"- Kimberly Blanchard"My feelings about our class can be best summarized in this classic song (I've Had The Time of my Life) My friends who came to our showcase raved about every single set, and remembered jokes from everybody. They were amazed at how we all had such distinct voices, even though lots of us were just starting out and we'd studied with the same person. Jocelyn, you are such a gifted teacher. If you decide to teach again, I'm desperate to give you my money!"- Rebecca Miller"It was a pleasure to take comedy classes with Jocelyn in the Summer of 2019. Jocelyn is simultaneously professional, kind, and frankly just good at what she does, making her an ideal teacher / mentor. I took these classes for fun and to improve my public speaking, which is exactly what I got out of the program. The classes are worth every dollar and the group of women who took the class were genuinely supportive. Highly, highly recommend for those dipping their toes into comedy."- Julia Huebner"Jocelyn crafted the course so perfectly that by week 5 all of us had our set ready for the final performance. She does not hold back on sharing pro tips on generating new materials, nailing stage presence and rising through the industry. She created a very supportive environment and many new jokes and punchlines were made while we were laughing our heads off in class."Session Schedule: Wednesday, May 1st, 5 pm – 7:30 pm at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, May 8th, 5 pm – 7:30 pm at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, May 15th, 5 pm – 7:30 pm at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, May 22nd, 5 pm – 7:30 pm at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, May 29th, 5 pm – 7:30 pm at West Side Comedy ClubPerformance date*: June 1st, 6 pm at West Side Comedy ClubPolicies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reasonPlease be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policiesIf you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]*scheduling subject to change
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  • Tuesday May 7th 04:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Comedy Workshop with Olga Namer
  • This Workshop is for comedians of all levels looking to improve their skills and confidence on stage. During the two hours, Olga will review the fundamentals of joke structure, provide time for students to perform and receive feedback on their material, and discuss how to craft punchlines that will leave audiences in stitches.In Addition, Olga will share her insights on finding your unique comedic voice, encouraging students to tap into personal experiences and perspectives to create authentic and relatable material.About Olga Namer:Olga Namer is New York based stand up comedian. She was the winner of the Ladies of Laughter in 2018.She has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live and has toured alongside Chelsea Handler and the late Gilbert Gottfried.She also did America's Got Talent season 18, which lead to touring with Howie Mandel.Olga also had the honor of opening for Louis CK.Policies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reasonPlease be sure to read through the FAQ page on FUNY Standup for additional policies If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]
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  • Wednesday May 8th 02:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Acting for Comedians with Avriel Hillman
  • Acting for comedy is a very specialized skill. The most incredible comedians know how to translate their stand-up solo skills into scene work that can land them major performance roles.This semi-intensive is an exploration into the fundamental components a comedic actor needs to approach material and auditions, and integrate their unique authentic talent into characters that are outside of them.This six week course will take the comedian through scene analysis, acting fundamentals, voice work, scene study, and audition material, all which are essential for the comedian wanting to understand how to expand their craft, appeal to a broader audience, convert their talent into additional creative opportunities, and to understand how their comedic routines can be enhanced by acting skills.This intensive will be rigorous and lots of fun, building on skills developed in previous FUNY classes, requiring unique focus in class and homework providing opportunities to work with other classmates in a collaborative way.Participant in the class will also get a discount on all private sessions with the teacher which can be dedicated to their routines or other material they wish to work on to prepare them for acting with comedy. Interviews prior to class will be required so proper material can be assigned, suiting the participant’s individual needs. About Avriel Hillman:Avriel is a New York City and LA based acting coach, and the progenitor of the Authentic Acting Approach. She is also a director/choreographer, presentation coach, and creative consultant for writers, directors, and producers developing new work.With beginnings at a very young age as a professional actor and voice over artist in theater, film, and television, known for work in more than one hit television series, Avriel got degrees in theater, film, and cinema at Brown University, NYFA (where she also taught Acting for film and Film technique), NYIP, Digital Cinema NY, London School of Journalism, and more. She has studied coaching technique and acting under master coaches Larry Moss, Micael Howard, Ivana Chubbuck, Tom Toddorroff, Warren Robertson, Slava Dolgachev (the Stanislavski Art School), and Directing with the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Atlantic Theater Company, Freehold Theater Company (Bartlett Sher), Earle Gister, Judith Weston, Oscar Eustis, and others. She has worked with Broadway and award winning Emmy and film producers in the development of new work, and is currently develops new work on her own with various screenwriters and playwrights.You can find out more about her at her website: Authenticactingapproach.comSession schedule: Wednesday, May 8th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, May 15th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, May 22nd, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, May 29th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, June 5th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, June 12th, 2 pm – 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubPolicies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reason.Please be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policiesIf you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]*scheduling subject to change
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  • Tuesday May 14th 03:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Clean Comedy, a Seminar with Jason Salmon
  • Clean Comedy is not only a rising subgenre of standup comedy. It is a way to broaden your income, enhance your joke writing, and expand your opportunities in show business. This seminar teaches about how to use clean comedy to multiply your opportunity and income without sacrificing your comedy edge. Jason teaches the X’s and O’s of writing clean jokes as well as the ways it can even help you expand material that might not be clean, all while maintaining your own distinct voice.Even if you think clean comedy is not your style, this seminar will help you learn how to enhance that style to make all of your comedy better.About Jason Salmon:Jason Salmon has headlined all over the globe including multiple tours performing for the US troops in Europe, Central America, and AfghanistanHe has two standup comedy albums and two specials. His most recent special -  BISCUITS and GRAVitY has over a half million views on YouTubeHe’s been featured on Red Dead Redemption 2, Orange is the New Black, Wu Tang, Amy Sedaris, 30 Rock, Girls5Eva, on HBO & Comedy CentralHe's Texas born, and NYC based and his comedy has been described as “…like getting the best advice you’ve ever gotten…from the dumbest guy you know.”Policies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reason.Please be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policiesIf you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]
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  • Tuesday May 14th 05:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Comedy 201 with Wali Collins
  • This Advanced 6-week course will focus on writing techniques, stage presence, and help you continue to hone your unique comedy voice. Every week you will have the opportunity to get onstage and receive feedback in order to level-up your 5-minute set. The class concludes with a show at West Side Comedy Club, providing students the opportunity to perform onstage in front of a live audience, and receive a professional recording of their set (please note recordings are subject to be used on our social media platforms). All of our instructors are working comics themselves with credits to their name; they are able to speak directly to the industry as it is today.This course is intended for comedians who are already working at their craft and have a strong understanding of joke writing and a five minute set they are looking to refine and polish. Session Schedule: Tuesday, May 14th, 5 pm – 7 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubTuesday, May 21st, 5 pm – 7 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubTuesday, May 28th, 5 pm – 7 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubTuesday, June 4th, 5 pm – 7 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubTuesday, June 11th, 5 pm – 7 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubTuesday, June 18th, 5 pm – 7 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubPerformance date*: Saturday, June 22nd, 6 pm at West Side Comedy ClubAbout Wali Collins: Wali Collins is an international headlining stand up comedian. One of the original hosts on Comedy Central. Wali performed for 2 American Presidents and1 First Lady. He is also an award winning corporate comedian. Wali is a curator at Lincoln Center. He produces a show called Jokes & Jazz, which is in its 6th season. Wali decided to share his knowledge of stand up by teaching and tutoring stand up comedy. He was also asked to give seminars in other countries including China and Hong Kong.Testimonials From Previous Students:"I took Wali's class around 2014 and have done private coaching with him from 2020 to 2024 and counting, he's one of the winners of many coaches that I tried. Wali is great at joke tuning including burning off fat, recommending better word and sound choices and predicting what the audience will think. He does it all in his head without reading it. Wali also lives to teach; he loves it." - Gregory Hold - Stand Up CEO"Wali is one of THE BEST! Super smart joke writer and hilarious performer. 1 looked up to him when I first started standup and I still look up to him (partly cuz I'm real short, but also cuz he's awesome.)"- Helen Hong (Comedian-Actor)"Wali is very professional, amazingly funny. And kills it with his simple and clean material!"- Jami Gong, (Owner of the first full-time comedy club in Asia)Policies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reasonPlease be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policies If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]*scheduling subject to change
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  • Sunday May 19th 08:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Clayton Fletcher and Friends
  • For the last four weeks, club favorite Clayton Fletcher has been leading our very popular Stand-Up Comedy Intensive. This performance showcases Clayton and his students doing their very best material. 
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  • Sunday June 2nd 02:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Comedy 101 with Chanel Ali
  • Are you interested in becoming a comic? Do you need to brush up on your skills? Join us for Comedy 101, where our instructors focus on the basics, and students begin to find their voice and define their style onstage. Our 6-week course reviews topics including where to find material, joke structures, writing skills & stage presence, the basics of crafting a set, and how to be in the moment. The course concludes with a show at West Side Comedy Club, providing students the opportunity to perform their 5-minute set in front of a live audience. Please note: Final Performances are recorded and subject to be used on our social media platforms. Our instructors are all working comics themselves with credits to their name; they can speak directly to the industry as it is today. Chanel Ali will teach this session.Please note Comedy 101 is a prerequisite for all of our advanced classes; following the student showcase, teachers will make their recommendations regarding a student’s advancement. At FUNY, The StandUp Comedy School, we are passionate about being funny. About Chanel Ali:Chanel is a standup comedian who blossomed on the Philadelphia circuit before taking her commanding stage presence to NYC. She has two Comedy Central specials, she was a Just For Laughs New Face, and she’s passed at most NYC comedy clubs. Testimonials about Chanel’s Teaching:“As a big fan of standup comedy, I’ve always wanted to try it but felt insecure about my ability to do so, so having Chanel guide me along the way was extremely helpful. She is kind hearted, vulnerable & open about her own experiences, and, most importantly, knows the ins-and-outs of being hilarious in a way that is easy to understand. If you’re looking for a safe space to let yo freak flag fly and explore the hilarious person you think you are, you won’t find a better teacher or class in NYC”“Taking Chanel’s class was so awesome! I’m a little more experienced in comedy and was still able to get awesome insights from Chanel.”“Incredible. I’ve wanted to be a comedian forever and now I get to be, thanks to Chanel. I never would’ve worked up the nerve without her guidance. She made my comedy dreams come true and I will never be the same.”Session schedule: Sunday, June 2nd, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubSunday, June 9th, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubSunday, June 16th, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubSunday, June 23rd, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubSunday, June 30th, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubSunday, July 14th, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, at West Side Comedy Club****please note we skip the weekend of July 7th - enjoy the long weekend!Performance date*: July 27th, 6 p.m at West Side Comedy ClubPolicies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).Please note Comedy 101 is a prerequisite for all of our advanced classes; following the student showcase, teachers will make their recommendations regarding a student’s advancement. At FUNY, The StandUp Comedy School, we are passionate about being funny.We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reasonPlease be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policiesIf you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]*scheduling subject to change
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  • Tuesday June 4th 07:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • VIRTUAL Comedy 101 with Mina Hartong
  • Are you interested in becoming a comic? Do you need to brush up on your skills? Are you located away from New York, or simply want to remain in the comfort of your own home? Join us for a Virutal session of Comedy 101, where our instructors focus on the basics, and students begin to find their voice and define their style onstage. Our 6-week course reviews topics including where to find material, joke structures, writing skills & stage presence, the basics of crafting a set, and how to be in the moment. The course concludes with a virtual show, providing students the opportunity to perform their 5-minute set in front of an audience. Please note: Final Performances are recorded and subject to be used on our social media platforms. Our instructors are all working comics themselves with credits to their name; they can speak directly to the industry as it is today.Please note Comedy 101 is a prerequisite for all of our advanced classes; following the student showcase, teachers will make their recommendations regarding a student’s advancement. At FUNY, The StandUp Comedy School, we are passionate about being funny. Session Schedule: Tuesday, June 4th, 7 pm - 9 pm, on Zoom Tuesday, June 11th, 7 pm - 9 pm, on ZoomTuesday, June 18th, 7 pm - 9 pm, on ZoomTuesday, June 25th, 7 pm - 9 pm, on ZoomTuesday, July 9th, 7 pm - 9 pm, on ZoomTuesday, July 16th, 7 pm - 9 pm, on ZoomPerformance date*: TBD on ZoomAbout Mina Hartong:Mina has performed at Joe’s Pub, Caroline’s, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and Don’t Tell Mama’s in New York City. She was featured at the Montreal Fringe, Minneapolis Fringe, Burbank Comedy Festival at Flapper’s Comedy Club,  Provincetown Town Hall and Yass Fest NYC. She headlined at the Diversionary Theater in San Diego, The Magnolia Room in Connecticut, The Rustic Theater in Idywild and numerous national and international Pride Festivals, including world famous Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia.  Mina started her comedy career by accident in Amsterdam when she performed at an open mike. She didn’t know it was a contest and she won! She has been writing and teaching comedy ever since. When she is not on stage, she teaches in the public schools, coaches new comics, and dreams of a day when she will only have one day job. Follow Mina on all socials @MinaHartong and @lezoutloudWhat students are saying about Mina’s Comedy Class:“Thank you for the workshop and I took all of your advice… literally life changing!”“I wouldn’t change anything about the class. When I first thought about taking the class I was nervous as I am generally a shy person, but I am so glad I did it. It helped me to come out of my shell and accomplish something I never thought I could do. Thank you so much!""The more I reflected on the experience the more I realized how much I learned. Yes it was definitely outside my comfort zone but it was so worth it. Sign me up for the next one!”Policies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).This course is virtual, zoom link will be sent out prior to the start of class.We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reason.Please be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policiesIf you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected] 
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  • Monday June 17th 02:00PM
  • F Comedy Club
  • Comedy 101 for Teens! Summer Camp / Intensive with Mina Hartong
  • Are you interested in trying your hand at comedy? Are you looking for a creative release? Do you have something snarky to say but nowhere to say it? Then Comedy 101 for Teens is for you! This week-long summer camp / intensive will introduce you to the world of standup comedy and is an excellent opportunity for those looking to work on their confidence in public speaking. You’ll learn about stage presence, mic handling, the basics of joke structure, and comedy writing skills, leading you to kill your first 5-minute set. The class will conclude with a show at West Side Comedy Club, where students can get on stage and try out their newly minted set in front of a live audience. Everyone who performs will walk away with a professional quality recording of their set to take home.Our instructors are working comics themselves with credits to their name; they can speak directly to the industry as it is today.At FUNY Standup, The Standup Comedy School, we are passionate about helping people find their funny.Please note this course is designed for High School Students (14 -18 years old)A Note from Mina: Hey Funny People! Before our first class, scroll through your Insta feed, your Netflix watchlist or your latest text thread- write down any themes, topics, or content that keeps coming through for you. This is the beginning of your material. Come to class with a written list of topics; things that you like/ are into, what/who annoys you, what scares you, what/who you are obsessed with.See you on stage!Materials: Please bring a composition/spiral notebook and pens/ pencils. We are going old school to write the beginnings of your setsSession Schedule: Monday, June 17th, 2 pm - 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubTuesday June 18th, 2 pm - 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubWednesday, June 19th, 2 pm - 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubThursday, June 20th, 2 pm - 5 pm, at West Side Comedy ClubPerformance date*: Thrusday, June 20th, 6 pm at West Side Comedy Club (please note your registration includes two tickets to the graduation show)About Mina Hartong:Mina has performed at Joe’s Pub, Caroline’s, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and Don’t Tell Mama’s in New York City. She was featured at the Montreal Fringe, Minneapolis Fringe, Burbank Comedy Festival at Flapper’s Comedy Club,  Provincetown Town Hall and Yass Fest NYC. She headlined at the Diversionary Theater in San Diego, The Magnolia Room in Connecticut, The Rustic Theater in Idywild and numerous national and international Pride Festivals, including world famous Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia.  Mina started her comedy career by accident in Amsterdam when she performed at an open mike. She didn’t know it was a contest and she won! She has been writing and teaching comedy ever since. When she is not on stage, she teaches in the public schools, coaches new comics, and dreams of a day when she will only have one day job. Follow Mina on all socials @MinaHartong and @lezoutloudWhat students are saying about Mina’s Comedy Class“Thank you for the workshop and I took all of your advice… literally life changing!”“I wouldn’t change anything about the class. When I first thought about taking the class I was nervous as I am generally a shy person, but I am so glad I did it. It helped me to come out of my shell and accomplish something I never thought I could do. Thank you so much! “"The more I reflected on the experience the more I realized how much I learned. Yes it was definitely outside my comfort zone but it was so worth it. Sign me up for the next one!”Policies: Payment is required to complete the registration process; No Refunds, No Exchanges, No Cancellations (No semester roll-overs).This course is for High School Students (14 - 18 years old)We reserve the right to remove anyone from a course and refund their money at any time for any reason.Please be sure to read through our FAQ page for additional policiesIf you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us using the contact form or by emailing [email protected]
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