Building Routines Stand Up Comedy Class (Beginning Class)

Learn the Greg Dean Stand Up Comedy Step-by-Step System & Learn Principles, Techniques & Skills

Building Routines Stand Up Comedy Class

Beginning Class

1211 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

This is the First Class & the Prerequisite for the Advanced Joke Writing & Performing Class.

Class Begins Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7 to 10 pm Pacific Time

Registration Fee: $399.00

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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.

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Greg Dean's Building Routines Stand Up Comedy Classes - Santa Monica Playhouse

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Building Routines 101 Class
Santa Monica Playhouse
Live Stand Up Comedy 5-week Class
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7-10 pm Pacific Time

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In the Building Routines Stand Up Comedy Class, you’ll learn the principles, techniques, and skills which Greg has broken down into a complete and comprehensive system.

All fields have fundamentals. When you know those fundamentals, you can do so much more with your stand-up comedy routine easily, naturally, and quickly.

You’re not taught what “funny” is or is not based upon the instructor’s opinion.  You are taught the skills you can use to craft and hone “your funny” your way!

All students are required to take the “Building Routines” class before moving onto the Professional Performing Class, no matter how advanced they may already be.

The Greg Dean System is a multi-tiered program that results in students actively learning and successfully applying all the skills of stand-up comedy.

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Frequently Asked Questions for the Building Routines Stand Up Comedy Class

What if I miss a class?

If, for any reason you cannot make one of the scheduled classes, reach out to your instructor and let them know.  They may be able to arrange for you to  watch the zoom recording of a similar class.

Should I attend Your open mics while in class?

Yes!  We strongly recommend that you immediately start using what you are learning in your Building Routines Stand Up Comedy Class by attending our online zoom open mic.  It’s a great way to practice new skills.

Can I skip the Building Routines Stand Up Comedy class & go straight to the Advanced Class if I have lots of performance experience?

No that’s not possible.  The Greg Dean System is a complete training program teaching unique skills in two classes.  If you attempt the advanced class without first learning the fundamentals, you will miss out on much of what is taught, and not do well in the advanced class.  It’s a two-class system.

What if I am not ready to move on at the end of the class?

Some of our students worry that they are not ready to take the advanced class after they have completed the Building Routines class.  There are a few options available to you if you should feel this way.  The first is to take the Building Routines Stand Up Comedy class again.  The second is to make sure you attend all the office hours sessions that you can while you are in the Building Routines class so that you can work through anything that you have attention on.  The third is to not let your fears hold on to you, and simply take the plunge into the Advanced Class.  The first class session in the Advanced class is a complete review of materials learned in the building routines class.  The important thing is to keep working on it, don’t go off and flounder!


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.  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!