Online Stand-Up Comedy Class with Last Comic Standing’s Dan Crohn

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Attention all MIT students, spouses of students, faculty and staff! Have you always wanted to try stand-up comedy but never had the opportunity or guts? What better way to begin than from the comfort of your own home?

Generously supported by MIT's MindHandHeart Innovation Fund, this online class will teach you the basics of stand-up comedy with the goal of creating a 3 to 5 minute set to be performed during a virtual graduation show for family and friends. The class will be taught by local, professional comedian, Dan Crohn, who has performed on television on Last Comic Standing, as well as in comedy clubs all over the country including LA, New York & Boston. Dan teaches stand-up at Improv Boston and has also taught stand-up at MIT over the last two Independent Activities Periods.

The class will meet once a week for 6 weeks with a show in the 7th week. Pick from two sessions this summer, either Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Session 1: Tuesdays, July 28 through Sept 1, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Graduation show will be Tuesday, Sept 8th at 8 PM.


Session 2: Thursdays, July 30 through Sept 3, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Graduation show will be Thursday, Sept 10th at 8 PM.

After signing up for the course, you will receive an email with the Zoom information.

UPDATE! This class is FREE for MIT undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students.

For all others in the MIT community, including faculty and staff, the course fee is $100.

Please make sure to pick the correct ticket when signing up.


Note: We cannot issue refunds and attendance for every class is mandatory as full participation and feedback are important to the process. We also stress the importance of being able to attend the graduation show.

Please email Carolyn Blais at with any questions. We can't wait to share some much needed laughter together!

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