In this course students will learn basic Stand Up Comedy writing including joke structure and performance techniques with the goal of becoming confident and comfortable on stage.
At Flappers University we believe that comedy is truly an art-form, a combination of raw talent and technique. Talent can be lost without technique, so we first teach joke structure and the basic language of comedy. We also believe that what makes a great comedian is being personal and authentic and, perhaps, a rule-breaker, so we provide a safe and fun environment where you can be just that: authentic, inspired and successful. Whether you are already a working comedian or looking to make it your profession, or simply need help with that next presentation or just want to come and have fun, we can help you find the path to funny.
PLEASE BRING AN AUDIO RECORDING DEVICE TO CLASS.
Ken Pringle Dean, Flappers University
MTV's Yo Momma
TLC's Fakin' It
Spike TV's I Hate My Job
A film & television veteran with appearances on MTV, Spike TV, TLC and more, Ken was also a writer and producer on the infamous cult comedy film 'InAppropriate Comedy' with Rob Schneider, Adrien Brody, Michelle Rodriguez, and even Lindsay Lohan, who appeared opposite Ken himself in a memorable scene. Ken is also a writer & producer of some of the most famous infomercials of all time, working with brands including 'ShamWow!', 'Schticky' and more (he even both co-wrote AND appeared in rapper Eminem´s 'EmWow' video!).
In addition, Ken was also the former Personal Appearances agent for Mavrick Artists Agency, representing comedians like Felipe Esparza, Bil Dwyer, Dwayne Perkins, Theo Von and Ari Shaffir, just to name a few; Ken was also the creator of the legendary stand-up comedy website ChuckleMonkey.com, which for over a decade served as THE go-to website for people working in the comedy industry. EPK