Course Info

DC 104: Stand-Up Comedy

Students will analyze and practice stand-up comedy as an art form, both onstage and as a foundation for film and television work. Students will learn about the history of stand-up comedy, particularly about the comedians who parlayed success on the stage into success in television and films, such as Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis C.K., etc. The process of how comedians create material and hone it on stage will be analyzed. Additionally, students will mine their own lives for material, creating original stand-up comedy routines and work-shopping them in class. Finally, these routines will be performed in public, at venues such as the Main Stage at the world-renowned Zanies Comedy Club.

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 801
Class number: 20952
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 901
Class number: 33902
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 902
Class number: 36532
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 801
Class number: 22447
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 701
Class number: 33940
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 901
Class number: 33269
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 801
Class number: 23038
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 702
Class number: 17036
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 901
Class number: 37236
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 902
Class number: 37838
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2014-2015

Section: 801
Class number: 27056
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
CLOSED