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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 Structure One-liner Jokes for Memes & T-Shirts

Crafting one-liner jokes for memes and t-shirts can be a fun and creative process. Make your jokes stand out by keeping them concise, relatable, and punchy. Brevity is key when it comes to one-liners.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

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The Art of Insult: Writing Roast Routines that Hit Hard

Learn how to craft sharp and witty insults that leave a lasting impression. This class will provide you with the tools and techniques to deliver unforgettable roasts.

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

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How to Get Road Gigs to Make $$$

Lot's of comedians want to work, they just don't know where the work is. That's why I'm teaching this class. Let me show you how you can get good, get gigs, and get on the road!

Now available as a stream-anytime course.

Steal Tina Fey's 'Moves' in Sketch and Scriptwriting

Discover Tina Fey's comedic genius in this course! Dive into her trademark blend of sharp satire, witty dialogue, and unforgettable characters. Master sketch writing techniques that capture Fey's humor and wit.

**RESCHEDULED**

Monday, Sep 30, 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

How to Write Like: Robin Williams

When Robin Williams hit the comedy scene after Julliard, he dynamically changed the comedy landscape by adding two simple but powerful concepts. Jump into this class and learn how he does it.

Monday, Jul 15, 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

Multiple Applications of the Listing Technique for Multiple Jokes

The listing technique is the most powerful technique for finding jokes in a premise. But there's more than one. In this class learn the power of leveraging multiple techniques to create volumes of jokes.

Monday, Jul 22, 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

How to Write Like: Nikki Glaser

You may remember Nikki Glaser from the Tom Brady Roast. She crushed it. But she's been crushing for years. Learn how her unique persona blends in with her biting material.

**RESCHEDULED**

Monday, Sep 16, 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

5 Ways to Keep Your Act from Going "Flat"

The difference between a pro and an up-and-comer is that the pro knows how to keep that audiences' attention all the way to the end of his act. Learn 5 power moves you can use to keep your audience riveted and leave them wanting more.

Monday, Aug 5, 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

From Joke to Bit to Story; Expanding your Act

Feeling stuck after one joke? Learn simple but powerful writing techniques you can use to expand on a joke or bit to expand your act while still having them laughing in the aisles.

Monday, Aug 12, 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

Writing & Preparing your Act for Dry Bar Comedy

Learn essential tips and techniques on writing and preparing your material for the Dry Bar Comedy stage. This class will provide you with the guidance and expertise needed to craft a hilarious and memorable performance.

Monday, Aug 19, 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

How to Write Like: Brian Regan

Ask most veteran comedians and they will tell you that their favorite comedian is Brian Regan. Check out this class and see how Regan always crushes while working clean.

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Monday, Sep 23, 2024

10:00am - 1:00pm PST

Writing & Performing Comedy with Authenticity & Vulnerability

Tap into your unique experiences and emotions, to create memorable and impactful performances. Learn to unlock your comedy potential and connect with audiences on a deeper level.

Monday, Sep 9, 2024

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

132 STREAMING COMEDY WRITING A LA CARTE COURSES AVAILABLE FOR YOU ON DEMAND!

 Comedy A La Carte Round #1 
12 Unique Topics Available for Streaming
 Comedy A La Carte Round #2 
12 Unique Topics Available for Streaming
Comedy A La Carte Round #3 
12 Unique Topics Available for Streaming
Comedy A La Carte Round #5 
12 Unique Topics Available for Streaming