Give Your Life Some Effing Stage Time -- Saturday, April 17th 11:30 - 2:30
Writer/Performer Lauren Weedman uses a variety of storytelling techniques, character work, writing and improv exercises to help mine and develop material for your first or your 20th solo show, sketch writing and/or stand-up. You will learn how to avoid cliche's (e.g. "And I finally found me" or "The journey to my vagina"/"My man cave smells bad") and find new ways to ignite your own experiences and turn them into poignant, funny, dark, and/or ridiculous comedy. Lauren's class hands you the tools to create the kind of work that grabs the audience by the gut and leaves them excited about your performance for days. Performance experience is required.**
$50 for this class by itself or $75.00 for both this class and The Process of Finding Your Effing Process. You will pay a $20.00 deposit to reserve your space through brownpaperticket. The rest will be due day of class.
"Like Bob Newhart in his early stand-up routines, she's particularly good at making her points...and making us feel clever. Most important, she's just plain funny, physically and verbally."
-The New York Times
** Please email email@example.com about your interest in the classes and tell her a little bit about your performance/writing background.
ALL ABOUT LAUREN
Lauren Weedman made her television debut on Comedy Central's Emmy Award-winning THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART in 2001 as a featured Correspondent. It was at that same time that Lauren was a regular on NPR's national, political satire show, REWIND and appeared in her solo show, HOMECOMING, Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre. Lauren's solo performance, BUST, was voted Best of the Arts by The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine and Boise Weekly. Her performance of the show landed her on the cover of LA Weekly's Comedy Issue.
Lauren currently lives and performs in Los Angeles. She has appeared multiple times on RENO 911 for Comedy Central, as well as CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM for HBO. She also starred opposite Eddie Griffin in PRYOR OFFENSES, a Showtime pilot based on the life of Richard Pryor. Last year, Sasquatch Books released her first book, a collection of comedic essays, A WOMAN TRAPPED IN A WOMAN'S BODY (TALES FROM A LIFE OF CRINGE) which the Kirkus Review identified as one of the Top Ten Indy Books of 2007. Lauren recently appeared on the HBO series HUNG as "Horny Patty," as well as opposite Eddie Murphy in IMAGINE THAT for Paramount. She will next be seen opposite Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the Fox feature DATE NIGHT. She currently filming a TV pilot directed by Larry Charles (Executive Producer of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage") and shooting 5 more episodes of Hung.
6637 Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|