ONE DAY: The Anatomy of a Joke
Instructor:  Ken Pringle
Showcase Date: TBD
Class Time(s): 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Class Duration:
Location: Flappers Comedy Club Burbank
102 East Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91502
Cost: $49.00EnrollBuy Now
While audiences may believe that good stand up comedians are just 'talking off the top of their heads', comics know that there's a LOT more work that goes into the construction of a well-crafted joke! In this unique workshop, comedian and Flappers University Dean of Classes Ken Pringle offers a condensed 'review' version of some of the talking points from his popular Stand Up Level 3: Structure class, exploring some of the structural elements within both the set up and punchline of a joke, as well as the psychological factors that can determine its success with an audience. Here, we explore advanced-level concepts such as bridges, assumptive reasoning and stylized punchlines, as well as providing real-world examples for breakdown and analysis. If you've ever wanted to learn how to analyze a joke and understand WHY it works... don't miss this opportunity!
Ken Pringle

Dean, Flappers University InAPPropriate Comedy 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, which for over a decade served as THE go-to website for people working in the comedy industry.