At Flappers University we believe that stand up comedy is truly an art-form. As with any art-form stand up comedy incorporates raw talent and technique; talent can be lost without technique. You can´t be a good basketball player if you can´t dribble. So we teach dribbling first, by dribbling, we mean joke structure, the basic language of comedy. We also believe that being personal and authentic is what makes a great comedian. By building a foundation of the basics and then providing a safe and fun environment to work authentically, we create an environment for new comedians to be successful. Whether you are looking to become a professional working comedian, or need a little help with that next presentation, or maybe you just want to come and have some fun: Let´s us help you find the path to funny.
Emcee skills, the business of comedy, marketing and promoting stand up comedy, producing Live comedy events, breaking into the college market, riffing, tagging, joke writing, finding your voice, creating character, improv and sketch, working the crowd, understanding your audience, character development, and personalizing your material are all techniques we work on. Come and join us for some laughs. 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