Type: 2-Year Diploma
Start Date: September
Location: Lakeshore Campus
Humber’s Comedy Writing and Performance program helps talented students hone their craft while gaining an understanding of the commercial side of the industry.
Humber’s comedy faculty is comprised of seasoned, award-winning professionals who are still active in the comedy industry. Graduates are ready to embark on an exciting career in one of North America’s fastest growing industries – arts and entertainment.
The comedy program features many mainstage class shows, a weekly Humber student show at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club and an organized showcase at Second City, Toronto, for scouts, directors and agents with students included on the basis of merit.
Students learn stand-up, improvisation, scriptwriting, sketch comedy, and all other aspects of the craft. In addition, the program’s strong alumni network supports graduates through reunion shows, business opportunities and continued coaching.
Humber comedy graduates have found work on stage at Yuk Yuk’s and Second City, major television networks such as Comedy Central, CBC, CTV, and at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, and can be seen in many major television commercials. Other grads have branched into advertising, public relations and related fields.
We are proud to partner with two of Toronto's premier comedy venues, Yuk Yuk's and Comedy Club.
Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. View transfer guide.
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