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A La Carte Classes

In addition to all our core courses and private coaching programs, these A La Carte Courses were selected by our members. If you wish to request a course specific to your needs, place a recommendation here.

How to Write Like Roast Master: Greg Giraldo

Dive deep into the world of Greg Giraldo, known for his razor-sharp societal critiques and fearless roast humor. Learn to blend wit with incisive commentary, pushing boundaries and reshaping perspectives.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

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How to Write Like: Nate Bargatze

Experience Nate Bargatze's signature slow-paced, clean humor, rooted in Southern charm. This course decodes the art of blending warmth with observational wit, revealing the comedic beauty in everyday life's subtleties.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

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How to Write Like: Taylor Tomlinson

Explore the comedic voice of a generation with Taylor Tomlinson. From self-deprecation to the raw realities of millennial life, discover how youthful angst and vulnerability can be transformed into relatable laughter.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

How to Write Like: Demetri Martin

Step into the inventive mind of Demetri Martin. By combining clever one-liners with captivating visuals, this course teaches you to view comedy as an intellectual and artistic journey, challenging norms.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

How to Write Like: Bernie Mac

Delve into the powerful comedic style of Bernie Mac. Through exploring themes of family, race, and personal adversity, students will understand how to harness authentic experiences and translate them into universally resonant humor.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

How to Write Like: Michelle Wolf

Embark on a fearless exploration of humor with Michelle Wolf. Learn to craft politically-charged narratives that challenge societal norms, blending satire and observation to ignite discussion and laughter.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

How to Write Like: Stewart Francis

Master the intricate world of puns and wordplay with Stewart Francis. This course emphasizes the precision of comedic timing, allowing students to hone quick-witted, deadpan delivery skills.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

How to Write Like: Patrice O'Neal

Dive into Patrice O'Neal's world, where audacity meets comedic brilliance. Understand his candid takes on relationships and social dynamics, fostering a humor style that's both resonant and thought-provoking.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

How to Write Like: Norm MacDonald

Discover the essence of Norm MacDonald's distinct comedic rhythm. This course showcases the art of offbeat humor, teaching students to craft punchlines that linger, provoke, and amuse.

Monday, Nov 27, 2023

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

How to Write Like: Rodney Dangerfield

Step into the shoes of the iconic Rodney Dangerfield, the master of self-deprecation. Learn how his "no respect" persona crafted unforgettable comedic moments, and transform personal anecdotes into relatable hilarity.

Monday, Dec 4, 2023

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

How to Write Clean Like: Tim Hawkins

Experience the harmonious blend of comedy and music with Tim Hawkins. This course offers insights into crafting family-friendly humor that transcends generations, while using melody as a comedic tool.

Monday, Dec 11, 2023

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

How to Write Like: Sebastian Maniscalco

Journey through Sebastian Maniscalco's energetic comedic narratives. Learn to amplify and exaggerate everyday moments, creating a humor style that's both animated and deeply observational.

Monday, Dec 18, 2023

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

Giving You a Working Knowledge of Comedy

As a touring professional comedian for 30+ years and as a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jerry's approach to comedy comes as a result of a vast amount of hands-on, doing-the-grind type of experience.

From cruises to corporates to clubs, Jerry has performed comedy in all 50 states and in 14 countries around the world. Jerry has taught thousands of comedians and has coached well over a hundred corporate leaders, teaching them how to develop a working knowledge of comedy.

His book Breaking Comedy's DNA has been called the "best book on comedy and comedy writing available anywhere." Jerry's YouTube Channel has more free useable comedy writing content that any other channel online. What we're trying to say is "If you're looking for skills that you can apply in your approach to comedy right now, then you are at the right place!"

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Why The ComedyClinic?

Simply put, when it comes to comedy Jerry knows what he's talking about. Whether you want to write for TV or perform stand-up, you're going to learn a science & structure-based approach to comedy that gives you real tools to be as creative with your comedy as you want to be.

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Writing for Stand-up

The most successful comedians know how to write their act. Even Bill Burr who writes ideas, then flows them out on stage, started by learning how to write jokes.

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Comedy for Scripts

Comedy has structures and all the structures used in stand-up comedy can also be used in television and movie scripts. After all, what is an act-out? It's just dialogue in a one-man show.

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Comedy for Speakers

Professional speakers ALL want to include humor in their presentations. Learn specific techniques that can be "plugged-in" to add that extra dynamic to your message.

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Late Night TV Writing

You know all the joke monologues performed by Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert are written by professional writers, right? Learn this craft and get one of the highest paid entry-level jobs known to man.

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Tons of Classes

Comedy A La Carte offers Tons of Classes on subjects chosen by members of the Comedy Clinic community. Each subject drills down deep in a thoroughly informative 3-hour course.

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Creative Collaboration

Each class is like its own writer's room. Students get involved punching up each others jokes creating a super dynamic of creative activity. In my experience it's actually a superior level of creativity than in a live class.

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Joke Writing Challenges

One of the things that keeps students creative is a challenge. These courses will introduce 1-word or Random Phrase joke--writing challenges that will help you "show up" in every class.

"Check out my other Comedy Writing a La Carte Courses!"

All the courses that I prepare for the A La Carte Series of Courses come from your requests to cover specific areas of focus in comedy writing, performance or the business of comedy. All courses are done live, then the recordings are made available for purchase so students can still access hard-to-find information and study on their own time using an computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Each semester of A La Carte Classes includes 12 Weeks of topics. Use the links below to learn more about what's available. I hope each course brings value to your day!

--Jerry Corley

Jerry Corley - Teacher - Comedy A La Carte Courses


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