Greg Dean’s Stand Up Comedy Classes

Live Online Classes & In Person Classes.
Hands-On Instruction.
Real Training with Real Results!

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-Person Classes at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Register Now for Our June/July Session


How to Build a Stand Up Comedy Routine Free Webinar

Free Introductory On Demand Zoom Webinar for How to Build a Stand Up Comedy Routine

Want help building a stand up comedy routine?  Join Greg on this zoom replay and find out why 40,000+ stand up comedians have chosen his training method.

Watch it as soon as you register!

Santa Monica Playhouse

Building Routines

5-week class

Join Greg at the Santa Monica Playhouse to learn the basics of Stand Up Comedy. Joke writing, stories, audiences, and so much more.

Masks & Vaccines Are Optional.

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 build a routine, the world of comedy opens up! Here are just a few whose comedy careers began with Greg’s classes:

Whoopi Goldberg

Oscar®-winning actor-comedian with over 100 movies and countless television appearances to her credit. Currently a regular  on ABC TV’s The View.

Anthony Jeselnik

Star of his own Comedy Central series, motion pictures, stand-up specials, and host of NBC TV’s Last Comic Standing.

Sherri Shepherd

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.

Sean Carrigan

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.

Gayla Johnson

Actor and comedian who has appeared on CBS, ABC, Fox, Netflix, Showtime, snd Comedy Central. She also has a comedy CD, Black Wives Matter.

Richard Villa

Has starred in specials for HBO and Comedy Central; wrote, produced and starred in Refried Comedy; has had roles in several major-studio movies.

Loni Love

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.

Tamer Kattan

Popular stand-up comic who regularly headlines in Los Angeles and around the U.S. Winner of The World Series of Comedy in 2015.

 Hanna Dickinson

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.

David Blatter

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.

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”!


Greg Dean's Stand Up Comedy Classes definitive text

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.  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!