Intro to Stand-Up Comedy with Elizabeth Fulton

Put together your first 5min stand up set and learn the fundamentals of writing and performing comedy.

If you are curious about stand up comedy or even the process of writing a joke, this class is for you! Over four weeks you will find your comedic perspective and gain more confidence in translating ideas to a stand up comedy performance.

This class will go over the fundamental techniques for developing joke ideas, writing a standup set, and creating a “tight five” minute comedy set you can use in open mic and curated comedy shows alike. You will collaborate with your teacher and class to polish your jokes and work on timing.

By the end of class you will have a five minute set to perform. You and your classmates will have a virtual standup showcase to celebrate and laugh together.

Elizabeth started performing stand up in 2016 while taking Level 3 at Washington Improv Theater. Improv gave her the courage to enroll in a Five Minutes to Funny class at the DC Improv–with a showcase she vowed to be her first and her last. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t.

Since taking the class, she’s performed stand up all around DC, Maryland, and Virginia. And in 2017, she helped found and co-host a monthly stand-up show, Schtick, in Washington, D.C with her duo partner Seth Payne that featured first timers and seasoned stand up comedians on the same line-up.

None! Just be ready to have a good time
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Online Elective - Winter 2022
Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

7PM - 9PM (4 Classes at 2 hours)
Dates: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8
Showcase: IN-Person @ Source - Tues, March 15



Elizabeth Fulton