IAP 2023 Stand-Up Comedy Crash Course

Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 2:00pm

Do you want to make people laugh? Here’s your chance. In this crash course, you will go from the fundamentals of comedy writing and performance technique to constructing your own stand-up set. Material will be workshopped in a supportive, constructive environment led by stand-up comedian Dan Crohn, who has appeared on Last Comic Standing and the popular WTF podcast with Marc Maron. With years of experience teaching and performing stand-up, Dan will help you work towards a final graduation performance, MC-ed by him and scheduled for Thursday, February 9 with a dress rehearsal Thursday, February 2.

Applicants should send a 300-word essay to stand-up-comedy@mit.edu explaining why they want to take this series. Participants must commit to regular attendance and to the final performance on Jan. 31. Prepare to amuse! Funded by the De Florez Fund For Humor.

Sponsor(s): Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Contact: Kieran Setiya, 32-D916, 617-715-4264, stand-up-comedy@mit.edu

Dan Crohn, Instructor


Tue 1/10/2023

     2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Class Room 26-168

Thu 1/12/2023

   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Class Room 26-168

Tue 1/17/2023

     2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Class Room 26-168

Thu 1/19/2023

     2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Class Room 26-168

Tue 1/24/2023

     2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Class Room 26-168

Thu 1/26/2023

     2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Class Room 26-168

Tue 1/31/2023

     2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Class Room 26-100

Thu 2/2/2023

   Dress Rehearsal  

   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Class Room 34-101

Thu 2/9/2023

   Final Performance     

   6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Class Room 26-100

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required

Limited to 12 participants

Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

Prereq: MIT ID

Event Type

Performing Arts

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