Stand-up Comedy 1

Course Code: HCCC 111

Academic Year: 2018-2019

At this introductory level, students start the lengthy and involved process of finding their own comedic voice. This challenge requires that the students participate in many classroom activities and coaching sessions that cause them to engage in significant levels of self-reflection. Students develop the necessary skills to transform the self-knowledge gained in all levels of these courses into the material for stand-up comedy routines. Working with their instructors and colleagues, students develop the skills needed to create polished material and rehearse their routines in class and eventually deliver them in public forums. The work of professional stand-up comedians is critically examined and reviewed to gain knowledge about the variety of comedic styles and industry trends.