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Comedic Storytelling with Margot Leitman
San Francisco Comedy College
San Francisco, CA
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Comedic Storytelling with Margot Leitman
Comedic Storytelling with Margot Leitman
Learn how to use your untapped humanity and embarrassing moments in a way that can reach a wide audience. You will finish this workshop able to fill in the blank, "----------- is the story of my life."

Each student should leave class with a basic concept of how to make painful, strange or even mundane experiences from their life funny. The students learn to dig inside their own lives to find humorous, relatable material, which unifies an audience making them laugh at their own experiences through the student's performance.  Instructor, comedian and UCB faculty member Margot Leitman will work with each student honing their stories to a performable place. Students will leave class with a strong direction of how to structure a story for comedic purposes. Additional focus will be on getting through the fear of being judged for our honesty. In the past, many students have left saying, "I can't believe I told a room full of strangers about that and I can't believe they all laughed!"

This time around for those who took Margot's Beginning class last year, we're offering Advanced Storytelling at 2pm.

Comedic Storytelling with Margot Leitman
Saturday, December 11th
12-2pm: Beginning Storytelling
2-4pm - Advanced Storytelling

San Francisco Comedy College
442 Post St., 5th Floor between Mason and Powell
San Francisco

Class admission $50 per class. Take both classes and receive $20 off! Just email or call him at (415) 921-2051 to register!

Margot Leitman is currently teaching Storytelling 101 and 201 through the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. After creating this program initially for Comix (, Margot quickly saw the demand for comedic storytelling and moved her program to the UCB, the top comedy school in NYC. After a year and a half at UCB-NY, Margot's classes were so popular she was able to travel to Los Angeles and teach storytelling out west for a semester at the UCB, Los Angeles. Margot has taught additional storytelling workshops to children ages nine to 16 through Kids N Comedy. She has taught master classes to the Ithaca College Theatre department and works privately with a variety of clients on a regular basis.

Margot's television credits include various characters on "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," VH1's "Best Week Ever," ESPN's "Cheap Seats," AMC, the Style Network, E!, Comedy Central and NBC Broadband. Most recently, she can be heard as the voice of "Fox" on the new Spike TV cartoon "The Team." Her monthly sex-themed storytelling show "Stripped Stories" (co-hosted by Giulia Rozzi) has a cult following, has been called "Fresh, honest and raunchy" by BUST Magazine and was a featured Village Voice choice and Time Out NY critic's pick. "Stripped Stories" tours nationally, selling out venues across the country. Margot has been featured in Glamour magazine, and the books "Fifty Dates Worse Than Yours" and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jokes." She has written online for the Lifetime Network,, and in print for Playgirl Magazine and the New York Press. Her stories will appear in three different anthologies slated for publication in 2008/2009.

Margot's true passion for comedy and storytelling helped me find the underlying meaning to my story and hilarious moments.
- Corrine Ellingson, Filmmaker

My coaching session with Margot made me realize the amazingness and uniqueness of my story. She helped me get to the core and allowed me to figure out the true narrative and humor within it. Last but certainly not least, she totally empowered me to perform my story with chutzpah (as we say), which I did, and I was awesome! Margot changed my life. No seriously, she did.
- Rachel Fleit, Producer

Margot pulled a story out of me I never knew was there! Don't be surprised to see me in Margot's next class!
- Emmy Rivera, former student

This class was amazing. I have never performed before and after taking this class I feel I have the confidence and knowledge to get up onstage and give it my all!
- Michael Jaros, former student



San Francisco Comedy College
442 Post St. 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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