5-Week ONLINE Stand-up Comedy Writing Workshop

Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm Central Time
January 11 - February 15 

(no class Jan 18)

What You'll Need

- Computer with camera
- Google account (for Google Classroom)


Learn to Write Comedy

Over five weeks, you’ll produce material with the accountability of a group and learn a number of joke writing techniques. Once completed, you’ll have written a polished 5-minute stand up set (many students write more material)!

This class is the first step to really developing the stand-up comedy writing and persona that fits your individual voice. There is no rubber stamped style in comedy and everyone is unique. Meeting with a group of people each week, trying new material, and discussing ideas will help you hone that uniqueness. You’ll learn techniques to kick start your writing process and help you avoid common pitfalls of stand-up writing and delivery.

Although this class is open to experienced comics looking for a place to work on new material, it’s also open to people with absolutely no previous stand-up experience! Show up as you are, and we will help you take your current observations of this world and spin them into comedy gold!

At this time, classes are held virtually over Zoom, so anyone, anywhere can take it! Sign up for this class to learn stand-up comedy writing in a safe, supportive environment. For ages 18 and over. Limited to 10 students.

Instructor: Valerie Nies

**Refunds not available within one week of workshop start date.  
This class is for beginners and experienced comedians alike.
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In-Person Group Coaching Lab

Sundays noon - 1:30 pm, Central Time
No labs scheduled at this time; email valerie@ethercomedy.com to inquire/express interest.

What You'll Need

-Laptop with internet

Participants will meet at
Plaza Colombia outside on the patio.
3842 South Congress Avenue, 78701 

This group coaching lab is best-suited for folks who have already taken an in-person or virtual class, or who have experience performing comedy. Over four weeks, participants will receive tailored attention, workshop bits, plus receive exercises to prompt new entry points for jokes. This class is limited to 5 students. 

****In order to provide as safe as environment as possible during these times, proof of vaccination will be required for participants (to be verified prior to first class via email).****

If anyone who is unvaccinated wishes to take a class, there is a virtual option on Tuesdays. 

Instructor: Valerie Nies

**Refunds not available within one week of workshop start date.

What you'll get from a comedy workshop:


If you’re looking to try stand-up comedy but aren’t sure where to start, taking a class where you have a group to be accountable to is helpful!


It's frustrating to write jokes in isolation, not knowing if your ideas have legs. In an Ether Comedy class, you'll gain feedback from both an instructor and your audience of classmates to propel you into your next joke or direction! 


Putting yourself out there is scary. We understand that and strive to create a supportive atmosphere to practice your creativity. 
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