Greg Dean has been teaching stand-up comedy longer than anyone in the world.

Some thirty plus years ago, in the midst of a very successful career (Saturday Night Live, Ringling Bros Circus clown and ringmaster, Comedy Store paid regular, his own improve troupe with Andy Garcia), he got the urge to be a stand-up comedy teacher and teach others how to succeed in stand-up.

Since then, the Greg Dean Comedy System has launched the careers of countless comedy greats, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Anthony Jeselnik, Sherri Sheppard, Sean Carrigan (Young and the Restless), as well as helping “normal people” find their “inner funny” and learn how better to express their sense of humor.

Not only has Greg been recognized as “Best Comedy Teacher” by his peers, but he’s also known as “the stand-up comedy teacher’s teacher” – his techniques are used by nearly every other stand-up comedy teacher in the field.


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Stand Up Comedy Class for Christmas – FREE Preview – Dec. 15th

FREE STAND-UP COMEDY CLASS and $100 Discount on Current Beginner Workshop. Learn how to write a joke this very night…guaranteed. Are you funny? Do you know someone who should be doing a stand-up comedy class? Greg Dean’s Stand-Up Comedy Classes is offering a Free Stand-Up Comedy Class so you can see first hand what makes his stand-up comedy class different from all the other stand-up comedy classes. Dean teaches techniques and skills used by all great comedy writers and comedians, which you can learn and practice.

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Beginner Stand-Up Comedy Classes – Mon. Jan. 12th

FREE AUDIT and $100 DISCOUNT on Beginner Stand-Up Comedy Classes. On the very first night of the 5 week Beginner Stand-Up Comedy Classes, Dean will teach you how to write jokes this night. He’ll also reveal why you should never memorize the words of your Jokes, how to talk with the audience, and more. You’ll laugh and have fun as you make your dreams of being a comedian come true!

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Advanced Stand-Up Comedy Classes – Tue. Jan. 6th or Wed. Jan. 7th

Learn advanced stand-up comedyclasses techniques, such as pulling the audience into your comedy movie, developing a strong comic voice, the power of writing in groups, using act- outs and tags to get big laughs, and much more.

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Greg Dean has been teaching stand-up comedy longer than anyone in the world. Some thirty plus years ago, in the midst of a very successful career (Saturday Night Live, Ringling...

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Learn from Greg at home, on the road, while exercising - wherever, whenever. Check out Greg's book, workbook, ebook and DVD. Better yet, check them all out at Greg's Comedy Store.

Get Greg's Step-By-Step Workbook Series Today

The fundamentals in this Workbook Series were first published in his paperback, ebook, and audio book in Greg Dean’s Step By Step to Stand-Up Comedy. Now, these same joke writing and performing techniques are available as a series of exercises in this Step By Step to Stand-Up Comedy - Workbook Series.

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“I’m the CEO of a successful company and have been speaking and coaching for years.  Then I met Greg and quickly realized his comedy system applies directly to speaking in front of professional audiences.  So, thank you Greg.  What you’ve taught me I will be able to immediately implement in the corporate world.” – Joe Bricky


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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica Jill Anenberg Yelp Reviewyelp-smaller-21“Greg Dean was highly recommended to me and once I started his class it was very clear why.  Greg knows what the hell he’s talking about and teaches in a way that is understandable, motivating and he’s funny! He’s got so much valuable information, his stand up comedy classes won’t just help you with stand-up, but comedy in literally every area of your life.” – Jill Anenberg


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stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monicayelp-smaller-21“The full stand up comedy classes are technique-based, not opinion-based. So instead of learning what Mr. Dean thinks is funny, you’ll be taught methods that allow you to develop your own sense of humor and your own style – no matter if you are doing clean comedy or blue material. There are “ah-ha!” moments in every class. And every student gets a lot of focused, personal attention.”  – Birdy Michaels


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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica Greg Dean alumni Suwon Weaver stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“Greg Dean’s Stand Up Comedy Classes was so fun and a great place to learn how to develop material and mold a comedy routine.  He’s a great teacher that brings out the best in you. He provides the tools to develop your own style and be funny being yourself.  One thing I really appreciated is that he doesn’t dictate to you what is funny or tell you to be funny by doing it his way.”  – Suwon Weaver


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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica Greg Dean alumni Alex Rueda smallstand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“Greg Dean’s insights into the world of stand-up comedy is something any comic, regardless of skill level, can benefit from. I always felt like I was writing or performing in a safe environment. Take Greg’s stand up comedy classes, you’ll be funnier, and you’ll actually know why.” – Alex Rueda

 


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“I had been trying to muster up the courage to give stand up a try. My wife read up on Greg Dean’s stand up comedy classes and signed me up and pushed me off the plank. I loved it. It was very informative, fun, challenging and did I say fun? In a few hours, my understanding of comedy did a complete 180. Greg offers tangible techniques that lead to skills. I would highly recommend the workshop for anyone wrestling with the idea getting in front of a Mic in hopes of “being funny”.  – Eddie Pence


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stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21All-in-all you can benefit from this stand up comedy class if you want to learn, want to have fun, want to laugh on a weekly basis, want to exercise your writing and performance chops, and if you want to take your seemingly funny thoughts and turn them into audience-loving jokes. Don’t be hesitant to start your first stand up comedy class with people who know what standup is all about. I am so grateful I did.”  – Tatiana Hilton


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stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“Greg Dean taught me the structure of joke writing from an almost scientific perspective. ANYONE can learn to write really good jokes using his easy-to-follow method. Then, when what he teaches about stand-up comedy on-stage techniques, you’re fully prepared when you get on stage. I think everyone should take at least the Stand Up Comedy Classes Los Angeles Beginner Workshop, especially anyone who wants to be a speaker, an actor or simply more entertaining at a party.” – Kara Oh


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“I have been a stand-up comic on both coasts and have studied the field of comedy for a long time, and can say with certainty that Greg Dean is the world’s premiere stand-up comedy teacher. His Stand Up Comedy Classes are the most informed, systematic, and proven training grounds for comedians (both beginners and advanced) to take their craft to the next level.”  – Don James


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“Greg Dean is as good as it gets in the World of Comedy Teachers. He will show you the road to all your comedic dreams. You’ve either got the funny or you don’t. He can teach you either way. He is accompanied on the journey by a staff of assistants that are just as fabulous and are inspiring as comedians and teachers as well. Greg Dean has a been-there, done-that approach to Teaching and has good advice on any comedy topic.”  – Mira Wilder


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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica bartbaggett2014_smaller stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“Greg is a master teacher.  He is a master certified NLP practitioner and this deep understanding of the mind, habits, internal voices, and structure of language has helped him craft the PERFECT class for beginner and an amazing SYSTEM for professions.  Don’t take any comedy class until you’ve taken this one first.”  – Bart Baggett


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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica Deborah Monterossastand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“I took Greg’s 6 week course about 3 or 4 times.  I can not express how valuable it was then and has been on my life since.  You will learn basic and advanced concepts about writing and performing stand-up in a supportive and encouraging environment.  Many of the skills I learned from Dean, I use in my everyday life.  I have never forgotten how important it is to “have a relationship” with your audience!  Greg is a great guy and can be trusted.  I can not thank him enough for all of the small and great things he taught me.”  – Deborah Labriola-Monterrosa


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” stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica Greg Dean alumni - Ralph Cissne 2stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21I have taken many Greg Dean workshops, always had a meaningful experience and developed great material. Greg loves his work and has dedicated his life to helping others find their comedic voice. If you are drawn to stand-up, sit-com acting and/or writing this is definitely the place to be.”  – Ralph Cissne


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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica kAREN Vasquez smallerstand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“I enjoyed attending the classes, and it seems very clear that Greg loves to teach and watch the creative process develop in his students.  Greg and his team encourage collaboration in his classes between writers.  He also lays out clear rules and ethics, and leads by example.  Feedback is constructive and not patronizing.  It’s a great place for writers to learn to work with other writers. “ –  Karen O. Vasques


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