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Stand-up for Improvisers and Sketch Comedians!
Chemically Imbalanced Theater
Chicago, IL
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Stand-up for Improvisers and Sketch Comedians!
Stand-up for Improvisers and Sketch Comedians!Ever wanted to try stand-up comedy but the thought of it makes you poop a little?  Give it a shot in a safe environment.  You don't have to want to do it for a career, but having some insight and experience will benefit you as a performer.  In stand-up, you can't hide behind a character, and the expectation for laughs is much higher.  The good news is that this makes you a "tighter" writer, and gives you the opportunity to express those funny thoughts that you've been writing down since you moved to Chicago. Gain confidence as a comedian, express yourself, get over the fear, and scratch that curiosity itch.  This class will definitely open your eyes to a form of comedy that you're very familiar with watching, but not doing.

About the instructor:

Paul Thomas was recently named to's top 20 stand-up comics in Chicago, and is a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy, a stand-up showcase.  A jackass of all comedy trades, last year he performed character pieces in the inaugural Just for Laughs Chicago, and in August he premiered the full-length version of his new solo show "Comedogenic" at the New York International Fringe Festival. His solo work also includes the questionable love story "Waitress Wanted," which was a selection in Live Bait Theater's Fillet of Solo Festival in 2006. In 2007 he brought his first monologue show "Late Bloomer" to The Playground Theater in Chicago and the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival in Charleston, S.C.  Every Thursday he hosts Happy Hour, a solo workshop/show at The Playground Theater.  He is a former member of the Defiant Thomas Brothers, winners of Best Sketch Group at HBO's 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.  The past few years have put him in front of, behind, and around the camera, and in July his music video âTighty Whiteysâ was screened at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. His other shorts can be viewed at  Much cooler is that last year he was featured in The Breeders' video "Walk It Off."  Paul, Jeff Madden, and Cork Kangas comprise Lola Balatro, the post-grunge acoustic com-rock band that is scorching the earth with hits like "I Got 2 Black Friends" and "Questionable Beef."

Fridays 1-4 pm April 30 - June 11 (minus 5/21)  (4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11)Cost $120Max 10 people.



Chemically Imbalanced Theater
1420 W Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60613
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: CIC Theater
On BPT Since: Nov 30, 2006
Angie McMahon

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