COMEDY GIRL


** Please note all class shows will be scheduled for a later date and is not included in the 7 weeks of scheduled class time **

If you have any questions or would like further info please contact Jen@comedybar.ca


COMEDY GIRL presents: STAND-UP & BUILDING STORIES

Did you know that by the time someone says "Long story short" that they've already gone way too long? Over the course of this program you will learn how to boil down a huge, messy story into something more palatable and enjoyable to listen to. Or perhaps you have had an experience that you would love to share, but don't know how to expand beyond just a few sentences. We will have a safe place to learn and grow together, to take risk, and to find true connections to our stories. Whether your goal is to hone a story to fit perfectly into a stand-up set, perform at a live storytelling show or just be able to hold your own at the dinner table full of loud family, this course will be able to get you there.

Time: 5:45PM - 7:45PM

Cost: $285

Instructor: Helder Brum

Start Dates & Link to Registration:

Monday June 10, 2019 - Register Here (** ** no class Mon. July 1st for Canada Day **)



COMEDY GIRL presents: MORE THAN WORDS - A PHYSICAL COMEDY WORKSHOP

Get out of your head and into your body! Whether you are a stand up, improvisor, actor, sketch comedian, or just trying to exist in this world, your voice is only one of the comedic tools you have available to you. Each week, participants will be guided through exercises and games to play with and explore aspects of comedic movement. Through creating a safe, accessible and playful environment, this 7 week course will respectfully break down various forms of physical comedy such as creative movement, clown, puppetry and dance. Students can expect to leave this course feeling more comfortable using the space around them, whether your goal is to develop a unique physical comedy piece or just feel a bit looser on stage. Participants will use their in-course exploration to individualize a unique 3-5 minute piece of physical comedy.

Time: 5:45PM - 7:45PM

Cost: $285

Instructor: Freddie Rivas

Start Dates & Link to Registration:

Thursday June 13, 2019 - Register Here



COMEDY GIRL presents: LEVEL ONE STAND-UP

After 7 weeks of exploring premises, students will learn the fundamentals of joke-writing through honing their personal narratives, and can expect to finish with 3-5 minutes of polished, working material to be presented in a class show at Comedy Bar. Registration for Comedy Girl includes a FREE hardcover Comedy Bar branded notebook.

Time: 5:45PM - 7:45PM

Cost: $285

Instructor: Jess Beaulieu (Female) | Dan Galea (co-ed)

Start Dates & Link to Registration:

Tuesday June 11, 2019 (ALL FEMALE) - SOLD OUT

Wednesday June 12, 2019 (CO-ED) - Register Here



COMEDY GIRL presents: LEVEL TWO STAND-UP

This class will continue to build on writing skills learned in Level 1, combined with getting on stage more, both in and out of the class. Students can expect to finish with a new 3-5 minutes of polished, working material to be presented in a class show at Comedy Bar.Registration for Comedy Girl includes a FREE hardcover Comedy Bar branded notebook.

Time: 5:45PM - 7:45PM

Cost: $285

Start Dates & Link to Registration:

Wednesday June 12, 2019 (CO-ED) - Register Here (** this class will take place in the Cabaret theatre)





MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Dawn Whitwell
DAWN WHITWELL

Dawn Whitwell has taught standup comedy since 2002, and since then has honed her own style of shaping students' personal narratives into jokes. Ever since serving as a juror for a comedy award in 2006, Dawn has actively advocated for an increased presence of women in Toronto's Standup community. Dawn is excited and inspired to continue Comedy Girl at the rousing phenomenon of Toronto's comedy landscape, Comedy Bar.

Some things Dawn's students have said :

"Wow!!! What a feeling. People laughed!!!"

"I just wanted to say that your course is truly awesome, and that you have a great talent for helping us find our own angle on jokes, and for seeing how to polish the stones into gems:)"



DAN GALEA
DAN GALEA

DAN GALEA is a Toronto Based Comedian who hosts and produces shows all over the city including Comedy On The River, The Garage Show and Fireside Tales. He has done shows in Montreal, LA, New York and Vancouver and has worked with some of the top names in Canadian and American Comedy Including Judah Freidlander, The Kids in The Hall, Baroness Von Sketch and many more.

Dan Started off at the Humber School of comedy where he was voted funniest over-all by his peers. He was a founding member of The Sketchersons where he won a Canadian Comedy Award and Host/Producer of The DG Special Live!. Heís been on tv too, on shows like Much Musicís Video On Trial, CBC/Comedy Central's Crawford, Baroness Von Sketch, Private Eyes and Rookie Blue.



HELDER BRUM
HELDER BRUM

Helder Brum is a Comedian/Storyteller/Actor. In addition to being a seasoned live performer, Helder also produces cult favourite shows Fireside Tales (storytelling around the fire in a park) and The Garage Show ( Best stand-up show you'll ever attend, but in a garage). Helder also wrote and performed his hit one-person storytelling show Born With a Tale to sold out audiences and raving reviews from critics.

Now Magazine gave it 4 N's (that's very good).





FREDDIE RIVAS
FREDDIE RIVAS

Freddie Rivas is an actor, comedian and puppeteer from Toronto. Credits include CBC's True Dating Stories and According To Kids, NBA TV's The Line Up and web series Versus Valerie and The Beaverton's Very Very Early Morning Coffee. He has performed in festivals across Canada including Just For Laughs, JFL42, Field Trip, Spur, Puppets UP!, and NXNE, amongst others. Freddie's physicality is featured heavily in his work in commercials, puppetry and as the co-host of his hit monthly show at Comedy Bar, Rapp Battlez. Freddie is also the host and creator of the very successful Raptors comedy basketball podcast, Confederacy of Dunks.




JESS BEAULIEU
JESS BEAULIEU

Jess Beaulieu is a comedian, writer, and actor. She co-hosts the weekly comedy show Crimson Wave Comedy every Sunday night at Comedy Bar . She was a story editor on the second season of The Beaverton and has performed at JFL42, the Boston Women in Comedy Festival, and music festivals Sled Island and Field Trip among others. She has been a contributor for such awesome publications as CBC Comedy, Vice, She Does the City and more.




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