FIRST TIME OFFERED- Intro To Stand-Up Comedy

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00pm

This event is in the past.

Do friends and family think you are naturally funny? Anyone urge you to try your hand at stand-up? Come dip your toe in some comedic waters with ACTORS CONNECTION.

In this intro class, beginner comics can learn the basics of writing and delivering memorable sets that provide audiences with a satifying laugh-inducing experience. Stand-up comedy is enjoying a heyday because of technology and the internet. And by virtue, thriving with packed comedy clubs all over New York, the US and the world.

In this introductory seminar, you'll learn what it takes to get started and all about how stand-up comedy can take you places you never dreamed possible.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • How you can keep your day job and pursue comedy 
  • How comedy will help you get over the fear of any public speaking
  • Why it makes more sense to start with a comedy class instead of on your own
  • How the comedy business works
  • How comedy can lead to movies, television, voiceover, print modeling, writing, podcasting and hosting
  • Why agents place a huge premium on comedians
  • How you can get paid to travel the world doing comedy
  • How much one can expect to earn doing comedy
  • Why you don't need a manager or even Comedy Central
  • Diversity in Comedy
  • Why shy people often do comedy
  • How technology helps in comedy
  • Why stand-up is more fulfilling and lucrative than improv comedy

Remember, even Jerry Seinfeld says that he was terrified for years to get started doing comedy. Here's your chance to give it a try!

Dan Nainan

In his job as a demo engineer with Intel Corporation, Dan Nainan toured the world with the company's senior executives, demonstrating the latest technology for audiences numbering into the thousands. Confident in his technical abilities but terrified of public speaking, Dan took a comedy class to get over the fear. His third performance was in front of 2500 Intel employees at a sales conference.

After leaving Intel to pursue comedy full time, Dan has toured with Robert Schimmel and Russell Peters and was also requested to perform by Bob Saget and Brad Garrett. He has appeared on network television including Last Comic Standing, as well as in feature films and in commercials, including a "Get a Mac" commercial for Apple, as well as commercials for VMWare and Virgin Mobile. Dan also appeared on Billions, and he has also done commercial print. He also does voiceovers, including most recently for the Fox animated series Family Guy, and has done prank calls on radio stations nationwide as various characters including Bill Clinton.

Dan has performed for President Obama, President Trump, Hillary Clinton, Rudolph Giuliani, Bill de Blasio, Michael Bloomberg, Arianna Huffington and his favorite, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. He has performed in 28 countries on five continents including TED India, and he has visited 60 countries. He is also an angel investor, investing in tech companies, and he performed at the Bitcoin Foundation conference in 2013, where he introduced Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. He was paid in bitcoin.


Thursday, December 12, 20197:00 pm

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.