Greg Dean’s

Stand Up Comedy Classes, Workshops & Ongoing Joke Writing & Performing Groups

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.

Greg Dean’s

Stand Up Comedy Classes, Workshops & Ongoing Joke Writing & Peforming Groups

Free On Demand Introductory Webinar

Level 1: How to Build a Stand Up Comedy Routine

Free eBook

Top Ten Stand Up Comedy Secrets

Free Open Mic

Online Open Mic Once a Month with Gayla Johnson

Greg Dean's Free Online Forum

  on ZOOM

Topic: Stage Fright: When Fear Stops You

Saturday, December 2, 2023 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Pacific 3:00 to 4:00 pm Eastern

Zoom Workshop: 7 Instant Joke Writing Techniques

  on ZOOM

Saturday, December 9, 2023

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Pacific
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Eastern

These Techniques Are Not Taught in Greg’s Level 1 or Level 2 Classes!

Get Your Tickets to the Showcase at the Hollywood Improv!

 Sunday Dec 17, 2023

Doors Open at 3:30pm Pacific Time 

Show Starts at 4:00 

Tickets starting at $10.00 

Zoom Student Showcase Tickets

Join the fun with the Zoom Level 2 Class Student Case!

Showcase is Live Over Zoom with Gayla Johnson.

December 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time (students arrive at 4:00 pm)

Kickstart Your Comedy Career

Level 1: How to Build a Stand Up Comedy Routine Class

5-week course

In this Stand Up Comedy class, you’ll learn the Greg Dean Method: the fundamentals of joke structure & joke writing, performing and managing stage fright along with many other skills and techniques.  This is a 5 week class, in person at the Santa Monica Playhouse or live over zoom.

Ongoing Joke Writing Group on Zoom

Ongoing Subscription Based

This is an ongoing subscription based program that meets weekly for people who have completed the Building Routines or Advanced Joke Writing Course. Available only on Zoom.

Level 2: Writing a Show & Performing at the Improv

6 week class

Learn how to write and perform a stand up comedy show and take that show to the Improv! This is for people who have completed the Building Routines or any Greg Dean beginning or advanced class and want to hone their stand up comedy skills for a live performance at the Hollywood Improv. This is a 5 week in person class at the Santa Monica Playhouse with week 6 at the Improv for the live performance.

Introduction to Stand Up Comedy

On Demand Course

Greg introduces you to some of the basic and advanced techniques of stand up comedy.

Joke Writing Made Simple

Joke Writing Made Simple

On demand course

In the “Joke Writing Made Simple” On Demand Course, Greg teaches you how to identify and create jokes using his famous joke prospecting system.

stand up comedy class gift certificates

Gift Certificates

For Your Comedian

The best gift you can give an aspiring stand up comedian is right here!


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.


Multiple Training Mediums - Multiple Class Times

In person classes, live zoom classes, ongoing groups, workshops, on demand classes


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”!
Step by Step to Stand Up Comedy


A Few of Greg’s “Greatest Hits”

Whoopi Goldberg

Stand-Up, Film, Television, theater, Books, The View, Oscar Winner

“I studied with Greg Dean and see where I am today!”

stand up comedian, Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik

Comedy Central Specials & Roasts Netflix is a Joke

“I learned joke writing from the best.”

Christina Pazsitzky

Comedy Central & Netflix, Your Mom’s House Podcast with Tom Segura

“I took his comedy class and I fell in love with it.”

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!” 

Student Reviews

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We’ll Help You Develop Your Talent & Nurture You Every Step of the Way!

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