Want to tell stories that are true, poignant, and also make audiences laugh? Maybe you want to find the funny in life’s most challenging moments or just learn how to include more jokes in your already funny story? If so, this class is for you! In this weekend San Francisco Comedic Storytelling Intensive, SF Moth Host and Stand-up Comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan breaks down comedic principles like joke structure, element of surprise, rule of 3, and act outs.
Through engaging in-class exercises you’ll explore the structure of humorous stories and delve into your own background and experiences to find your unique perspective. By the end of the class, you’ll have 1-2 stories of your own that you can take to the page, stage, radio or big (or little) screen. This class is perfect for writers, performers and anyone who just wants to infuse their work with humor. Before you know it, you’ll join the ranks of the 10 students who won StorySLAMs (2 who won GrandSLAMs) and 10 students who have gotten on the radio from taking our storytelling classes. Netflix Comedy Special not included.
Instructor: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan
May 20 and 21 (1 Sat and 1 Sunday)
10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Writing Pad San Francisco (1695 18th St., #409, San Francisco, CA 94107)
Cost: $325 (includes snacks and tea)
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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is a San Francisco Moth Host and Storyteller. She is a regular contributor to NPR’s Snap Judgment as well as being an accomplished stand-up comedian who has opened for Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Maz Jobrani and Greg Proops. The SF Weekly named her one of the “16...Read More »
PAYMENT PLANS: A payment plan for this class is 2 weekly payments of $195.00. All payment plans include an additional $50 admin fee and a small credit card processing fee which is built into each weekly payment. Your card will automatically be charged once a week for 5 weeks until your class is paid off. At minimum, you must pay for each class meeting before it meets. Once you sign up for a payment plan, you are responsible for paying in full regardless of your class attendance. Rejected payment transactions are subject to an additional $25 fee. FOR A PAYMENT PLAN CLICK HERE.
EMAIL INFO@WRITINGPAD.COM OR CALL 323-333-2954 IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.