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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 stand up comedy classes, 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 stand up comedy 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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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica tony bean smaller 2 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“If you’re considering entering the arena of stand-up comedy and want to develop the skills, safely and properly, to successfully navigate the expanding world of upcoming comedy opportunities, you’d just be plain stupid to pass up on Greg Dean’s Comedy. ..seriously, you’re stupid if you pass on this. Don’t Be Stupid. Be Funny.”  – Tony Bean

 

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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica Greg Dean Alumni - Jared Kowalski “stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21The information that Greg and his staff of professionals have to share is priceless!! This stand up comedy class strengthens writing structure, stage presence, finding YOUR comedic voice, and a laundry list of beneficial technique!  Besides his open freedom to let you work on what you want to work on, and the constant support from his team, your opinion counts too. You have the whole classroom supporting and adding jokes to your set, and when the next person goes up, you get your chance as part of the group to support, and be voiced about their set! ”   – Jared Kowalski


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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica Nicole Crider - Menefee stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“I loved this stand up comedy class.  Greg Dean helps you find out what kind of comedy you are good at.  He gives you ways to generate material and also helps with your stage presence.  He doesn’t tell you what is funny.  He lets you decide. BEST CLASS EVER.” – Nicole Crider-Menefee

 


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stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica mark lange stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“Overall I’d rate this an excellent stand up comedy class.  Greg really puts a lot into the series. Practical in so far as he makes you stand up and “do” but also good for the bookish as Greg provides you with a book to which you can refer and homework assignments.  Superb and well worth the money!!” – Mark Lange                                     


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“I’ve taken many stand up comedy classes with many instructors. Greg Dean knows comedy, inside and out. He will absolutely take you to the next level. He really breaks it all down – joke structure, stage technique, performance, delivery, timing, etc…    In 5 weeks, you will have a solid 7 minute set  (that may have otherwise taken many months to figure out on your own).  The proof is in his showcases, which are hilarious! Great guy, great teacher!  – Natalie Monarrez


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“As a Storyteller and speaker, I needed to better connect with my listeners. There is no better coach for understanding comedy, its delivery and its connection with the audience, than Greg Dean and his dedicated team. But don’t take just my word for it, read the other comments here. Take his stand up comedy classes, the proof is in the pudding.”  – John McGee 


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“I’ve attended some of the best and worst stand up comedy classes, comedy workshops, and comedy schools in the country. Greg Dean’s is by far my favorite. Read the other reviews for some great feedback that I agree with. Greg is the BEST at teaching you how to WRITE GOOD JOKES, how to put together a very tight act, how to be a professional, how to find your own comedy voice. I give him 5 stars because the textbook and classes themselves are the best.”  – Chris Easton            


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“I actually signed up for two comedy stand up comedy classes at the same time.  I soon realized that Greg’s approach was the best fit for me (and probably anyone).  He has the experience to hone in on what is funny in your material and the confidence to stay out of the way once something is working. The other stand up comedy class was so wrong for me that I decided to throw that money away and just not go back.”  – Brent Hedgecock       


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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica Greg Dean alumni Darrell Park smaller stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“There are a lot of different elements to contend with from basic mic techniques, to “riffing,” or dealing with a hecklers…  ‘Not to mention “going blank…”  Your material, gone!  (Yeah, you’re given tools to help deal with that too!) THANK GREG!”  – Darrell J. Park        

 


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stand up comedy los angeles santa monica Jonathan Dooley Nowak 3 stand up comedy los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“I’ve been to many of Greg’s stand up comedy classes, and still remember the first one, learning what comedy is, and how to write jokes. Learning the “Joke Mining” system. This stand up comedy class offers a safe environment to work out new material, and a supportive group of folks who will help you improve your material by offering constructive advice.  You are sure to come away with a natural, smooth show that will keep the audience laughing! Bottom line: Greg knows his stuff, and how to bring the best out of you to find your natural comic voice.”  – Jonathan “Dooley” Nowak


 

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 stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica tristen sotomayor smaller stand up comedy classes los angeles santa monica yelp-smaller-21“The best stand up comedy class I’ve ever taken. Greg Dean understands and teaches from the belief that there is no one way to be funny, that everyone is funny in their own unique way, and rather than try to force his students into a narrow creative vision that may not work for that person, he helped me discover exactly what was funny and unique about me.”  – Tristen Sotomayor 


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