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Naked Comedy (Fully Clothed) w/ Deanna Fleysher

Be more than funny. Be loved.

Naked Comedy (fully clothed) will demand your heart, your guts, and all your fluids. We want to see how funny you can be without thinking or trying. Through play, we will explore your unique connection to the audience, the bravery required to be vulnerable, and the gratification that comes with letting go. Expose yourself (metaphorically speaking!) and make people laugh. In this intensive, expect the following:

  • A deeper connection to and understanding of the audience.

  • Personalized feedback (and plenty of it).

  • Discovery and exploration of your "sweet spots": unique ways that you move/be (emotional/physical states) that the audience especially enjoys.

  • More understanding of what "stage presence" means for you, and how to really harness your performative power. 

  • More wildness, more bravery, more vulnerability.

  • Laughing a lot. 

    This workshop is ideal for improvisers, clowns/bouffons, stand-up comedians, actors, and anyone who wants to be more funny or comfortable in front of others than they currently are. 

2-Day Intensive: Saturday and Sunday, 11:00-2:00 PM, Nov. 17/18

@ Vital Joint (109 Meserole St, Brooklyn)

Class limited to 16 students.

Teacher: Deanna Fleysher

Testimonials from past students:

“Deanna is like a sculptor. She molds your talents, quirks and insecurities
into a character you can play through.” - Estela G., Los Angles

“Deanna creates an incredible environment of trust and honesty which
allows you to really go there, to the depths, the weird, dark and zany
places. She has a great eye and won't let you hide or foster old patterns.
Sometimes I feel like I'm a child in front of my siblings, free to go wild.” - Krista H., Los Angeles

“Deanna is uncanny at drawing genuineness and comedy out of every
single person.” - Andy C., Austin

”I thought it would be fun. It turned out to be profound.” - Content K., London

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Stand-Up: Finding Your Voice (Oct/Nov 2018)

Class currently in session. Email philip@brooklyncc.com to be notified the next time this class is offered!

Have you always wanted to perform stand-up but don't know where to begin? In this class, we will breakdown how to get started writing a stand-up routine and find your voice as a comedian. Our methods will include how to mine personal stories for material, how to write one-liners and premises, and how to use improvisation to generate ideas instead of staring down a blank page. Classes will also give students the lay-of-the-land on the NY comedy scene - from welcoming weekly open mics to the best shows to see pros in action. Every class will include stage time to try out original material in front of classmates.

6-Week Class: Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00 PM, Oct. 2- Nov. 6

@ Vital Joint (109 Meserole St, Brooklyn)

Class Show: Wed, Nov. 7 @ 9:30 PM at The Brick Theater (579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn)

Class limited to 12 students.

Teacher: Milly Tamarez

Testimonials from past students:

"The BCC stand-up class with Milly was truly excellent. It was well-structured and Milly is a non-judge mental, nurturing yet just-the-right-amount- of strict teacher and after much hard work, the payoff was huge - performing our stand up at the Brick Theater."

"Master of subject!"

"Milly really has a wealth of knowledge. My favorite thing was how she treated the feedback part of class (after each student's set) like a writer's room in that she would give ideas on how to improve a joke, or perhaps a different way of wording it, or a different place to take it - thus giving the students the nudge to start working their OWN comedy muscle's in similar ways. Milly is able to give the best constructive criticism - she never made anybody feel like their work or their questions were stupid/bad- she'd just give tips on how to improve, or answer the question in a way that didn't make the asker feel silly."