Steve MartinTeaches Comedy

Steve Martin

Teaches Comedy
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12 Lessons, 12 min/lessonAll-levelsLesson Workbooks
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12 Video Lessons

Watch, listen, and learn as Steve Martin shares wisdom from his five decades in comedy.

CLASS WORKBOOK

A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson recaps and supplemental materials.

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Lesson Plan

  • 01

    Introduction

    Meet Steve. He's one of the most accomplished comedians of all time, an acclaimed writer, actor, and musician. And now, he's your instructor.

  • 02

    Gathering Material

    Inspiration is all around you if you know where to look. Steve teaches you how to keep your eyes open and reveals some of the most abundant sources of comedic material.

  • 03

    Finding Your Comedic Voice

    Figuring out what you have to say can be one of the most daunting tasks a comedian faces. Steve provides some effective techniques for identifying your own unique voice and channeling it into comedy.

  • 04

    Developing a Comedic Persona

    It's not just what you say, it's how you say it. Steve explains how his own stage persona emerged and teaches you how to cultivate one that will take your material to the next level.

  • 05

    Jokes and Bits

    There are a million ways to get someone to laugh. Steve refutes the myth that you need a punchline to be funny and analyzes a number of joke structures that you can use to keep them in stitches.

  • 06

    Delivery

    The difference is in the delivery. Steve offers techniques for pacing, physicality, and timing to help you hone those jokes you've written for the stage.

  • 07

    Crafting Your Act

    So you've got some jokes - now what? Steve reveals how you can turn your material into a stageworthy act.

  • 08

    Opening and Closing Your Act

    A strong opening and closing are the keys to a memorable act. Steve talks about the importance of these moments and shows you how to use them to your advantage.

  • 09

    Growing as a Performer

    Excellence in comedy requires practice just like everything else. Steve examines how to learn from your mistakes, refine your material, and ensure that you are ready to take the next step.

  • 10

    Nerves, Hecklers, and Bombing

    Even Steve Martin has a bad show every now and then. But with his help, you can learn how to avoid common pitfalls, manage your stage fright, and make the most out of bombing.

  • 11

    A Life In the Arts

    Failure, rivalry, bad reviews: being a comedian is hard. Steve teaches you how to roll with the punches and advocates for a life of being in the arts.

  • 12

    Final Thoughts

    Steve concludes his class by offering some parting advice and words of inspiration.

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