Advanced Joke Writing & Performing Stand Up Comedy Class 

In Person at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

Advanced Joke Writing & Performing

Advanced (201) Class

In Person at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401


 Pre Requisite:  (101) Building Routines Class

Advanced Joke Writing & Performing Class Begins Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 7 to 10 pm Pacific Time

Registration Fee: $399.00 – Use Coupon Code 50gregoff & Save $50

(We also offer a payment plan, coupon not valid with payment plan.)


In our Advanced Joke Writing & Performing class, you learn in a safe and supportive environment.

This class is a continuation of the basic stand up comedy fundamentals that you started learning in the Building Routines (101) Class. You’ll take all that you learned in that class and apply it with additional & advanced skills taught in this class. By the end of the class, you’ll be ready to perform, which you’ll do in the final class –the student showcase.

The 201 class begins with a review of everything you learned in your 101 class so you are ready to move forward and start working with your new skills. We always recommend enrolling immediately upon completion of your 101 class. There is no value in going off to “work out a few bugs in an open mic”!  Get straight onto your 201 and let your instructors help you become professional.  Work out any bugs in class!

Learn what professional stand up comedians know. It’s not enough to write great jokes, you have to know how to connect with every audience and perform to them and for them.  Greg Dean, Author of Step-by-Step to Stand Up Comedy, invented and perfected joke writing and performing fundamentals that have prepared over 40,007 people for a career in comedy.

Why? Because we’re going to show you how to use those skills and techniques that we just taught you more expertly, and how to combine them with additional performing skills.

Greg Dean's In Person Advanced Joke Writing & Performing Classes - Santa Monica Playhouse

Advanced Joke Writing & Performing

Wednesday, 7:00 to 10:00 pm Pacific Time 

Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

$399.00 Use Coupon Code 50GregOff when Paying in Full and Save $50.00

Or Use Our Convenient Payment Plan (coupon does not apply)

This class is six consecutive weeks every Wednesday from 7 to 10 pm at the Santa Monica Playhouse. 1211 4th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401


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”!


Step by Step to Stand Up Comedy

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!