The Young Comedian - June 2010 - Wednesday at 6:00 PM
The path into developing and performing stand up comedy can be challenging for teenagers as they face extra
logistical hurdles outside of those of simply creating the material and honing their skills.
The Lincoln Lodge has created The Young Comedian a five-week course for teenagers ages 13-18 looking to learn the
fundamentals of stand-up comedy and get valuable tips about how and where to pursue performance opportunities.
The syllabus utilizes writing exercises, on-stage performance and group discussion
amongst a class of supportive, like-minded young people.
The curriculum is designed and taught by C.J.
Toledano, one of Chicagos youngest and funniest working comedians. While performing at clubs nation wide he was a finalist in the 2006 Pittsburgh's Funniest Comedian Contest and in 2007 he was recuited to the cast of The Lincoln Lodge...all while still in college. In 2009 he was recognized as an ascendant talent of note by Time
Out Chicago magazine.
The five weekly sessions of the course, lasting two hours each, will focus on joke structure, finding an attitude and persona, connecting with the audience, topical humor, and creating a cohesive set. The course will culminate in a student showcase at the Lincoln Lodge, and provide students with an opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. Students also receive a DVD of their performance at The Lincoln Lodge.
Class Schedule is as follows -
Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 16th at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 30th at 6:00 p.m.
Graduation show - T.B.D.
3505 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|