Testimonials

Rounds of applause from our students.
As a comic, Valerie is a joy to watch. As a teacher, she allows everyone to grow at their own pace while still pushing them to reach above and beyond what they think they are capable of. Whether you have never been on stage or are looking for a structured environment to improve your performance and writing, I highly recommend Valerie.

NATHAN GUEVARA, Austin, TX

Even though I have a background in performing stand-up comedy wasn't on my radar. In fact, it terrified me. But, after becoming a mom, I was looking for a creative outlet, and this seemed like a good fear to conquer. After one six-week course with Valerie, I felt confident enough to deliver a five-minute set in front of a live audience. It was a complete rush, and I've performed twice more since then. I've noticed the skills we learned in class have helped my with my screenwriter projects, and other creative gigs. Thanks, Valerie!

LIANNE VALERIO, Austin, TX

I had a great time taking a stand up class with Valerie. She genuinely cares about her students, and had thoughtful suggestions for everyone in the class as we worked through our material. Taking stand up classes has been a great experience for me, and I hope to take more of Valerie's classes in the future.

SAM FELDMAN, Austin, TX

Valerie is an exceptional teacher. She approaches teaching with a open mind and gentle hand of guidance. I loved taking her class and it really gave me the confidence and ground work to pursue comedy. I always have her voice in my head as I am writing jokes helping guide me.   

KATIE FELTON, Austin, TX

I'd been thinking about trying stand-up for years. Valerie came highly recommended as an instructor, and her class exceeded my expectations. She helped me perform my five-minute set, and my friends who saw the show loved it.

DAVE FLOYD, Austin, TX

Stand up comedy class with Valerie was such a great experience. I’ve taken acting and improv in the past and Valerie is not like a stereotypical acting coach or teacher. The class structure evolves smoothly and she allows you to explore comedy as you see it. I felt safe sharing new jokes every time I showed up to class and learned way more than expected!

KAYLA OLSON, Austin, TX

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