Ether Comedy was started by a couple of stand-up comics who gained experience teaching comedy initially through The Institution Theater in Austin, Texas. After The Institution Theater closed, Valerie Nies and Ali Thompson wanted to continue teaching stand-up comedy to Austin comedians and beyond. In addition to teaching, both have experience performing, writing, and producing shows.
During the COVID-19 crisis, they pivoted their in-person classes to online workshops with an emphasis on writing. It might seem like it's hard to be funny during such bleak times, but crafting jokes, pursuing goals and bringing creativity into the world are all valuable pursuits, especially during bleak times. Because the world is more online than ever, Ether Comedy is able to offer both beginning and experienced comedians a space to find accountability and support no matter their location.
If your friends have told you you’re funny but you’re unsure how to start doing stand-up comedy, you’re in the right place. If you’re looking to learn comedy, whether your based in Austin or outside, take a stand-up comedy workshop with Ether Comedy!