Greg Dean’s Stand Up Comedy Classes
Learn how to write a joke, how to build effective stand up comedy routines, how to perform stand up comedy, and get the audience loving you!
He's Known as the Professor of Stand Up Comedy
Greg has taught over 40,000 students, has six best selling books, and more than 40 years of experience.
He’s the Professor of Stand Up Comedy
Greg has taught over 40,000 students, has six best selling books, more than 40 years of experience, and has helped to launch numerous careers in stand up comedy.
Online Saturday Workshops
Spend a Saturday afternoon with Greg as he brings you more stand up comedy techniques and skills, including bookings, crowd work (riffing) and MCing! All these skills will also help you as you learn how to write a joke and learn the next level of joke writing!
Want to know how to write a joke? Join Greg live on Zoom for a 4-hour workshop where he teaches you the 7 Instant Joke Writing Techniques that will infuse your stand up comedy routines with lots more laughs per minute!
(These 7 techniques are not taught in his 101 or 201 classes!)
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, from 11 to 3 pm Pacific Time
Fast Track Your Comedy Career!
In this online zoom workshop, Greg teaches you how to be an MC which can drastically increase your bookings and shave years off your career!
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 11 am to 2 pm Pacific Time
On Demand Online Stand Up Comedy Classes
Take these classes in your own time and work at your own pace! Get an introduction to stand up comedy. Start learning how to write a joke, how to build stand up comedy routines, and many other critical stand up comedy skills that will help you make more money and gain more fame!
If you want to know how to write a joke, this is a great class! Learn how to write jokes that will get your audience laughing and wanting to follow you! Yes, there’s a real skill to writing jokes. Learn that skill and shave years off your career path while making more money faster!
Live In-Person Classes at the Santa Monica Playhouse – October
Here’s where your journey into stand up comedy begins. Greg will show you some of the key elements needed to write a joke and build a stand up comedy routine in this On Demand Webinar. You’ll also discover how to potentially take ten years off your career path. If making money now with your stand up comedy routine is your goal, then make sure you watch this webinar!
This is a 5-week class at the Santa Monica Playhouse, taught by Greg Dean, the Professor of Stand Up Comedy. As you learn the basic building blocks of a standup comedy routine, such as how to write a joke, how to interact with the audience, how to overcome stage fright and so much more, you’ll actually be building your basics and in five weeks, you’ll have enough skills to start building a stand up comedy routine.
After you’ve completed your 101 class, you’ll be ready to advance and improve your skills in the Advanced class taught in person by Greg Dean at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Learn and practice your joke writing and performing using all the techniques you learned in your Building Routines 101 Class and taking it to the next level!
(Prerequisite: Building Routines 101 Class)
Greg Dean’s Stand Up Comedy Classes Greatest Hits
Greg Dean has helped shape the careers of countless successful personalities and fast-rising stars. When Greg teaches you how to write a joke and build a stand up comedy routine, the world of comedy opens up! Here are just a few whose comedy careers began with Greg’s classes:
Oscar®-winning actor-comedian with over 100 movies and countless television appearances to her credit. Currently a regular on ABC TV’s The View.
Star of his own Comedy Central series, motion pictures, stand-up specials, and host of NBC TV’s Last Comic Standing.
Has appeared in several prime time sitcoms, and starred in ABC’s Less Than Perfect. Won an Emmy for her work on ABC’s The View.
Actor, producer, and stand-up comedian known for his movie roles (John Carter, The Single Moms Club) and for his starring TV turn on The Young and the Restless.
Actor and comedian who has appeared on CBS, ABC, Fox, Netflix, Showtime, snd Comedy Central. She also has a comedy CD, Black Wives Matter.
Has starred in specials for HBO and Comedy Central; wrote, produced and starred in Refried Comedy; has had roles in several major-studio movies.
Was the runner-up on Star Search, named one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” by both Variety and Comedy Central, and is currently one of the hosts of The Real talk show.
Popular stand-up comic who regularly headlines in Los Angeles and around the U.S. Winner of The World Series of Comedy in 2015.
Toured with Pauly Shore; a regular at L.A.’s Comedy Store; appeared in Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch L.A. Showcase; third place in The World Series of Comedy; first place in the San Diego Comedy Festival.
The comedy-magic duo of David and Leeman (Blatter and Parker) was a finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2014, as well as scoring “Bests” at the L.A. Comedy Festival and the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Stand Up Comedy Articles by Greg Dean & Team
Why Learn with Us?
Greg Dean is The Original Stand Up Comedy Teacher
He was the first to codify, formulate, and develop techniques that could be used to create humor across cultures and languages.
Over 10,000 Graduates
Thousands have graduated the Greg Dean Method and moved on to have very successful careers.
Online Zoom Training - Multiple Class Times
All classes are taught in a video conferencing classroom environment with multiple times to choose from.
Certified Greg Dean Instructors
Greg Dean’s Instructors are all certified by Greg Dean himself.
Greg Dean Is Your Best Choice
for a Stand Up Comedy Instructor
- ONLY GREG DEAN has been directly involved in the careers of the comedians he names.
- ONLY GREG DEAN has been teaching comedy for over 40 years with a unique, proven technique.
- ONLY GREG DEAN has written the definitive text on stand-up, used by comics throughout the world.
- You will never get an opinion of what we think is funny. You will only be taught real techniques and fundamentals so that you can develop your own “funny”!
The Best Training You'll Ever Get!
Learn from the Professor of Stand Up Comedy - He's got 40 years in the trenches teaching students how to maximize their "funny! with his tried and true techniques that truly do show them how to write a joke along with several other critical skills. Other comedy schools have tried to copy his methods, but they just don't get it right. Don't get a copy — get the real thing!