LEARN HOW TO WRITE & PERFORM STANDUP COMEDY AT CATCh!
CATCh Standup Comedy Class! No, wait. Standup and CATCh a Comedy Writing Workshop! Nope. CATCh a Standup Comedy Workshop Class. We now offer a Standup Comedy Class at CATCh! Yes, STANDUP Comedy! We love all comedy here. We're clearly still working on our ability to come up with fun titles for classes.
INSTRUCTOR/RESIDENT STANDUP COMEDIAN: JASON ALLEN KING
Who is the class for? Why take a comedy class?
There are a number of reasons you might want to take a standup comedy class. First and foremost, you might want to become a standup comedian. Very noble of you! Maybe you’re a standup comedy fan and you’ve always wanted to try it. Could be, your friends told you that you’re the funniest person they know, and you have to do it. You may have to give speeches or address large audiences and you want to work on your comedy chops for those occasions. You might want to check off an item on your bucket list. You may be terrified of public speaking and want to overcome that debilitating fear. This class is for ALL of you!
**If you have taken this class before and are interested in re-taking it, please reach out and you'll be placed on a waitlist.**
What do you learn in the class?
During the class you will write, develop, and perform a three-to-five-minute set. Your instructor will guide you along the way. You will learn the fundamentals of writing and performing standup comedy. We will examine various forms of jokes, writing techniques & practices, and performance basics.
When is the class?
Classes will be every Sunday night for six weeks at The Comedy Arts Theater of Charlotte (CATCh) starting October 2nd. Each class will be 2.5 hours from 7-9:30pm.
Sundays in October (2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd)
Sundays in November (6th and 13th)
Graduation Night: Friday, November 18th
We don’t need no stinking fees. Actually, yes we do. Enrollment in the class is $250 for six weeks + graduation night. The capacity for the class is 10 participants so don’t wait to sign up!
You might be asking yourself, umm who is that? Well, let him tell you in his own words written in the third person…
Jason Allen King (that’s me!) is a comedian, writer, actor, filmmaker, and bird watcher living right here in Charlotte, NC. Exploiting his own personal experiences, family, and relationships (or lack thereof), King’s comedy offers a unique perspective on familiar situations. A northerner who’s been living in the south too long, he has endeared himself to audiences across the country by pushing boundaries with a smart, positive spin on observations and self-deprecation. Doesn’t that sound hilarious?
Fresh off the taping of his Dry Bar Comedy Special and a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, King is back touring the country. A regular at The Comedy Zone here in Charlotte, he has opened for renowned comedians like Josh Blue, Preacher Lawson, Fortune Feimster, Rob Schneider, Christopher Titus, Colin Quinn, and Dave Attell. Wow! What a name dropper?
He was voted Best Charlotte Comedian 2021 by Queen City Nerve, Charlotte’s Favorite Comedian by Elevate Lifestyle Magazine, featured in It’s A Southern Thing’s One of 15 Southern Comics to Watch and earned Best of the Fest at the Burbank Comedy Festival. Brag much?
Jason Allen King is the host of The Comedy Zone Podcast. He also writes and stars in the popular video series “George & Monty,” which was invited to screen at the L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival presented by FunnyOrDie.com and College Humor.