To start the registration process, pay the fee HERE

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The 2019 Cleveland Comedy Festival will again include a Class Clown Comedy Class for kids ages 10-17.

Are you a class clown? Or are you just a smart, funny kid? Well here’s your chance to learn stand-up comedy from real professional comedians, hone your funny attitude into a real stand-up comedy act, and perform on stage at Playhouse Square in the 12th annual Cleveland Comedy Festival.

Class Clown Stand-Up Comedy Class

  • Four two-hour classes with professional instructor held at 78th Street Studios.
    1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland OH 44102
  • Classes will be held from 1pm – 3pm on Saturday Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, and Nov. 9.
  • Graduation show for all students at Playhouse Square’s Kennedy’s Theatre during the Cleveland Comedy Festival. Family and friends are encouraged to attend!

What You Will Learn

  • Microphone and equipment basics
  • Joke creation and refinement
  • Stage presence and confidence
  • Dealing with a live audience
  • Basic comedic persona development
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Rodney Bengston
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Cait Hogan

Your Instructors

Your lead facilitators will be Rodney Bengston, Cait Hogan and John Wellington — all veteran stand-up comedians and directors of the Cleveland Comedy Festival.  Mr. Bengston, Ms. Hogan, and Mr. Wellington have over 35 years of combined experience performing stand-up comedy in comedy clubs, theaters and venues all over the Midwest.  They taught the first Class Clown class in 2012 which graduated with honors.

 
 
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I had a fantastic time learning the tricks and techniques of comedy, and showing off what I learned in a final performance last year and I’m looking forward to doing it again!
                                – Clara, 2012 Class Clown Graduate
 
The Cleveland Comedy Festival Class Clown Comedy Class is a proud recipient of a 2019 Cuyahoga Arts & Culture project grant.

Class Fee & What’s Included

  • Class fee is $50 per student.
  • Includes a course instruction book, certificate of graduation, Cleveland Comedy Festival T-shirt and a DVD of your performance at the graduation show.

Registration For The Fall 2019 Class Clown Comedy Classes Are Open Now!

To start the registration process, pay the fee HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION,
EMAIL CLEVELANDCOMEDYFESTIVAL@GMAIL.COM