New Classes!

Good Good Comedy Theatre offers classes in a wide range of comedic disciplines. We employ teachers who are experienced in their comedic fields and develop their own individual curriculum, ensuring that each class is a unique and fun experience.

We’ve got a bunch of new classes in February and March. Most of these are filling up fast, and spots are limited. Check out the classes below and grab your spot before it’s too late:


aaron_class2PRODUCING A COMEDY SHOW
w/ Aaron Nevins

In this six-week class, students will be taken from the pitching phase all the way through the final product – a staging of their own unique live comedy show. You will learn how to structure a comedy show creatively, effectively promote your own individual show, and meet a ton of great new people along the way.

Upon completion of the class, each student will mount their own original 30-minute show on the Good Good Comedy Theatre stage (and profits from the show will be shared with the student).

PLUS: Students receive free entry to all $5 Good Good Comedy shows for the duration of the class.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Aaron Nevins is the co-founder of Good Good Comedy Theatre and Five Dollar Comedy Week, Philly’s largest independent comedy festival. He is the creator and host of the live interactive talk show HANG ON with Aaron Nevins, which was nominated for a 2015 Philebrity Award for Best Comedy Act and a 2015 Philly Comedy Award for Best Recurring Show. He also co-created and starred in the Helium Comedy web series The Up-and-Comer and has written for Esquire.

Mondays | 2/20 – 3/27 | 7 PM to 9 PM | $149

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eric thomasPLAYWRITING
w/ R. Eric Thomas

In this six-week class, students will learn the fundamentals of playwriting with a special focus on short plays. You’ll learn how to build a producible play from an idea or a sketch, how to tailor scripts for stage, radio and other formats, and how to expand a short script into a full-length work. By the end of this course, students will have a completed 10-minute script ready for submission to competition and festivals.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
R. Eric Thomas is an award-winning playwright and stand-up dramedian. His most recent play Time Is On Our Side was the recipient of two 2016 Barrymore Awards, including Best New Play. He is the long-running host of The Moth in Philadelphia and writes a daily humor column for Elle Magazine. In addition, his writing has appeared in Redbook, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine and more.

“You bring me a little joy every day, R. Eric Thomas. Keep killin’ it!” – Lin Manuel Miranda

Wednesdays | 3/1 – 4/5 | 7 PM to 9 PM | $199

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kate headshotPRODUCING A COMEDY SHOW
w/ Kate Banford

In this six-week class, students will be taken from the pitching phase all the way through the final product – a staging of their own unique live comedy show. You will learn how to structure a comedy show creatively, effectively promote your own individual show, and meet a ton of great new people along the way.

Upon completion of the class, each student will mount their own original 30-minute show on the Good Good Comedy Theatre stage (and profits from the show will be shared with the student).

PLUS: Students receive free entry to all $5 Good Good Comedy shows for the duration of the class.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Kate Banford is the co-founder of Good Good Comedy Theatre and Five Dollar Comedy Week, Philly’s largest independent comedy festival. Kate hosts and produces dozens of shows throughout the city, including The One Man Show and Talkmasters. In 2015, she was nominated as Comedy Act of the Year on Philebrity and was most recently was named on a list of “Who’s Next in the Arts” on BillyPenn.

Saturdays | 3/4 – 4/8 | 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM | $149

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IMPROV: LEVEL ONE
w/ Annie Paradis

In this six-week class, you will learn the basics of improvised comedy in a fun and supportive space. This course aims to teach you the fundamentals of improv, build your confidence on stage and gives you the tools to collaborate and create comedic scenes with others.

Upon completion of the class, students will perform a half hour improvised show.

About The Teacher
Annie Paradis has studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the People’s Improv Theater (PIT), and taken workshops under Susan Messing (Annoyance Theater, The Second City, iO Theater) and Mike Spara (The New Movement). Annie received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Creative Writing with a focus in Poetry and Performance. She is a member of the improv teams HOTLINE and Swan Year and hosts / produces the monthly poetry comedy show The Slam at Good Good Comedy Theatre.

Tuesdays | 3/14 – 4/18 | 7 PM to 9 PM | $99

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