Maybe you've always wanted to try stand-up comedy or storytelling. Maybe your friends think you're hilarious and say "You should be a comedian!" But how do you come up with a comedy routine or funny story? How do you get up on a stage all alone and make people laugh? Seems pretty scary...don't worry, you are in good hands. More than 200 people in the DMV, just like you, have enjoyed the amazing experience of standing on that stage and making an audience howl. You can do it too and you will never have more fun in your life! Read our reviews
This is a class that caters to every individual's level of experience. It is also popular with comedians and performers who want to improve stage presence and persona, think on their feet, write new material, or hone an act or monologue.
Graduates from our stand-up, comedy writing and storytelling workshops have formed an entire comedy community, performing together, starting open mics, getting paid gigs, hitting the road and even pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles! Because at Stand-Up Studios they learned what you need to know to be a good comedian or storyteller. Nearly 100% of our students take the class twice (some 3 or 4 times!) or invest in private coaching. No other comedy school has a track record like that! Find out why, we would love to get to know you too!
Sheila is a dynamo. She is a triple threat. An incredible writer, performer and teacher. She is a legend in the business whose far reaching talents have inspired many. I am proud to be one of those lucky folks that she has influenced. And to my delight, she makes me laugh and snort out loud. Eddie Brill - Letterman Show producer/booker/warm-up comic - Creative Director of The Great American Comedy Festival
I've worked with Sheila on several projects and have always looked forward to an exciting collaboration. She has the ability to instantly brainstorm a wealth of novel concepts and ideas. Her process always delivers thoughts that I could never have imagined on my own. These are all delivered from Sheila's own unique perspective. It also helps that her comedy makes me laugh until I cry. John Frink - Executive Producer, The Simpsons, 20th Century Fox
Sheila knows comedy writing. I worked with Sheila early on, and it was immediately clear that she has an amazing talent for finding the comedy in just about anything. She has a unique ability to blend wit, sarcasm, satire and quirky characters to draw the absurdity out of everyday life. She has an amazing gift. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to learn the craft of comedy. Don Friesen - Showtime Special "Ask Your Mom."
Stand-Up Studios Classes & Showcases are held at 268 Carroll Street NW, Washington DC 20012 (Electric Maid Community Stage) across from Red line Takoma Park station. Plenty of free parking. Please make sure you can attend all class dates, as we are unable to give refunds since spots are limited. If you have to miss one class, you can still perform in the showcase. ALL CONTENT on this website is copyrighted, licensed, used with permission and/or sole property of Stand-Up Studios, Inc.(c)