The New York Comedy Academy is an ongoing monthly workshop which will focus on developing and honing a 5 minute set of stand up. By the end of the month you will actually perform this act at the prestigious Stand Up NY Comedy Club.


Our Philosophy in teaching stand up is understanding that training is essential. Stand up comedy is an art form. It's a craft similar and not unlike any dance, theatre or vocal program. There's a foundation that can be learned which will expedite one's success. Ongoing workshops are for everyone. Beginner to advanced.


Classes will focus on:

  • How to break into NYC and LA clubs and become a weekend regular.

  • Getting 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.


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  • Classes are held January through November.

  • Classes are usually held on the first three Sundays of each month from10am until 1pm. (There may be occasional exceptions because of Brad's performance schedule and/or Stand Up NY's schedule.)

  • All classes are held at Stand Up NY, 236 West 78th Street, New York, NY 10024.

  • Class tuition includes one free half hour private consultation (a $75 value) and a performance at the end of the month.

  • Graduation performances are usually the last Saturday of the month from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at Stand Up NY.

  • Tuition total is $400.

  • CLASSES GENERALLY SELL OUT. To reserve a space in class, you need to enroll.