So very excited to announce that one our hardest working comedy students at Jerry Corley’s Stand Up Comedy Clinic, David Conolly, has just signed with Levity Entertainment Group.
Levity was originally founded by Robert Hartman, the majority owner of the Improv comedy club chain and Judy Brown Marmel, the creator and producer of the Aspen Comedy Festival. Together with Levity, they have created a powerhouse entertainment entity producing over 400 hours of comedy specials for television. Since they also control the Improvs nationwide, they have influence and booking control over the comedians that appear in their clubs nationwide. They are positioned to leverage their influence vertically to enhance any comedian’s success.
David started studying with Jerry Corley at the S.U.C.C. in the summer of 2010. During his second round of classes, he used his demo from his first graduation at the Comedy Store Belly Room to secure a spot at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, where he competed with over 100 other comedians in comedy competition. He performed the set he developed during his first 8 weeks at the Clinic and made it all the way to the semi-finals. He also received attention from bookers who were attending the festival. A week after the festival he performed at the Casa Blanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, NV and he just returned from Chicago where he appeared at the legendary Zanies Comedy Club. Zanies is one of the most prestigious clubs in the country and also one of the most difficult to get into. David also just finished taping a set for Jan Smith’s ComedyTime.tv, a set that will appear as content for the internet and mobile phones.
David has been getting notice around town and receiving offers to host and appear in other special shows. One of the key reasons is because David’s act has structure and it’s structure that makes a comedian stand out among the rest. Stucture is what Jerry Corley emphasizes in his Comedy Classes based in Los Angeles and in Seminars and Intensives, taught nationwide.