Ever dream of making people laugh?
The Philadelphia Comedy Academy is a monthly workshop which focuses on developing and honing a 5 minute set of stand up. By the end of the month you'll get to perform this act at the prestigious Punch Line Philly.
Just like other art forms (dance, theater or vocal program) training is essential. There's a foundation that can be learned which will expedite your success... from beginner to advanced.
What you will learn...
How to break into NYC and LA clubs and become a weekend regular.
Get a tv agent and manager.
Microphone technique and improving stage mechanics.
The difference between being a city comic and a road comic. The pros and cons of both and finding the perfect medium.
Developing an original persona and learning how to write for it.
How to develop comedy ideas into a real stand up act.
Different styles of writing stand up.
How to go about actually making a living as a comedian.
Make a dvd of your performance by a videographer from comcast.
AND you'll get a professional video from a videographer to commemorate your growth and to submit to clubs, competitions and festivals. (Most require a professional quality tape.)
What they are saying...
"Brad is hilarious and he really knows the stand-up comedy business. You can learn a lot from this guy."
The way to learn comedy is from a pro -- someone who's seen it all, been through it all, and become a success in spite of it all. Brad is one of those pros.
"Brad is a master of teaching the standup technique. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be where I am… and, if I were to do an impression of the best comedy coach it would be Brad Trackman."
"What makes Brad such a good teacher is he walks the walk. He’s been a nationally touring comedian for more than 20 years and has tons of tv credits, so I can’t think of anyone more qualified to be a teacher. But, he can't sing for shit."
Your Instructor: Brad Trackman
Brad Trackman is a national touring comedian who has been featured as a stand up on CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Star Search with Arsenio Hall, AXS tv's Gotham Comedy Live, MTV's The Buried Life, New Joke City with Robert Klein, NBC's Later, NBC's Friday Night, TBN’s Huckabee and numerous appearances on Comedy Central. Brad has his own Dry Bar Comedy Special entitled, “THANKS”, which features his ability to work squeaky clean. He filmed this in front of an audience of Latter Day Saints in Provo Utah and passed the test receiving a full standing ovation.
Trackman also had his own commercial campaign on Spike TV where he played the fictitious Presidential Candidate Biff Wolanski. Brad started his career in NYC and became a regular at The Comedy Cellar, Gotham, The Comic Strip Live, Carolines on Broadway and Stand Up NY and Broadway Comedy Club. Also a regular in Atlantic City at the Borgota casino and Las Vegas at Brad Garrett's comedy club in the MGM casino.
Trackman has also opened for such legendary comedians as Joan Rivers, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and Weird Al Yankovic. One of his most impressive appearances was headlining The Radio Shack Net Together Concert in Times Square NYC for over five thousand! He was on a Jumbotron which was also simulcast in San Francisco also on a Jumbotron. Brad has two comedy albums of him headlining The D.C. Improv which were produced by XM Sirius comedy programmer Joel Haas. Both are critically acclaimed and available on iTunes.
Most recently Brad became a published author. He acquired a major book deal with Post Hill Press/ Simon & Schuster. He wrote the biography of shock jock Anthony Cumia who was part of the legendary radio show Opie and Anthony. The book, entitled Permanently Suspended, is now available wherever books are sold.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Your Instructor: Joey Callahan
From the first time Joey Callahan saw Dick Van Dyke trip over the Ottoman he knew he wanted to work in comedy.
He has headlined clubs and casinos all over the United States, Canada and The United Kingdom. He has performed his one man show at the prestigious Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a regular at the Borgata in Atlantic City. He has appeared on Comedy Central, ESPN, Fox TV and the BBC.
As an opening act Callahan has opened for: Weird Al Yankovic The Smother’s Brothers B.B.King And Dionne Warrick.
Check our his full Dry Bar Comedy special, here.
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