Comedy Trade School

SNL & Writing Sketch Comedy with Bob Odenkirk

The SNL 40 special featured an appearance by Bob Odenkirk, the newly minted star of BETTER CALL SAUL. He talks about the time he spent writing on SNL, the intense challenges involved in writing sketches, guidelines necessary for successful sketch comedy, and the unmitigated respect he learned to have for Lorne Michaels. He also talks … Read more

What Writers Should Learn From Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon is the writer behind several of my favourite shows. In this episode, I take a look at Harmonquest, where he puts his narrative instincts to work in an improvised setting. In short, practice may not make perfect, but it makes it hard to be bad.

3 Still Standing

The 1980s comedy scene in San Francisco was bustling, producing stand-up legends such as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and Paula Poundstone. Then the comedy bubble burst, comics moved to New York and LA and Bay Area clubs were shuttered. This is the story of three comedians – Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown and Johnny Steele … Read more

Documentary of a Stand Up Comic

This is a Documentary I did when I had first come to L.A. I had done stand up in Philly for a couple years at the Comedy Factory Outlet and The Comedy Works and, had come to L.A. with a dream …still a little green behind the ears. I wound up in this Doc with … Read more

How To Create 100 Distinctly Different Voices

Many people would like to work as voice over artists but will probably never get the opportunity. Despite it being an over saturated industry already, it’s also full of extremely talented and dynamic speakers which makes the competition fiercely high when trying to get into this field. That said, most people are only able to … Read more

When Stand Up Stood Out

Documentary covering what came to be known as “The Boston Gold Rush” of the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Boston stand-up comedians like Dennis Leary, Steven Wright and Colin Quinn burst upon the national scene, giving audiences a taste of the hard-edged social and political commentary that came out of that city.

Testimonials

If you want to learn stand-up comedy, this is the course for you! The Comedy Trade School stand-up comedy course is the perfect way to learn the ropes of stand-up comedy. The course is taught by professional comedians, and you'll learn everything from joke writing to delivery.

John Smith

Los Angles

This is an excellent stand-up comedy course that will teach you the basics of joke writing, delivery, and stage presence. The course is taught by professional comedians, and you will get plenty of opportunities to perform your material. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in becoming a stand-up comedian.

Iryna Josse

Miami

Comedy Trade School is an excellent way to improve your stand-up comedy skills. The course is thorough and well-structured, and the instructors are experienced and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to take their stand-up comedy career to the next level.

Bob Lopatkin

New York