Greg Dean’s “Building Routines” 101 Class

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.

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

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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We Offer Three Live Interactive Zoom Classes

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Before we open registration, we’ll give you the chance to preregister so you know you will get a spot!

Here's Just Some of What You'll Learn in These 101 Classes
  • Greg Dean’s Joke Structure
  • Five Methods of Generating Material
  • Fundamentals of Storytelling
  • Overcoming Stage Fright
  • Performing with Confidence

Competent Instructors to Help You Work Out Bugs

Each course is conducted by Greg Dean and his certified instructors.

Greg Dean & His Certified Instructors

Any instructor who is teaching has been taught and certified by Greg Dean. You’ll find all instructors are superb.

Class Duration

Five Consecutive Weeks
You will be in class for five weeks. Each class is 3 hours in length. No classes Thanksgiving week, and classes end the middle of December.

Class Materials

PDF Handouts for Each Class
To assist in your class participation, comprehension, and retention, you’ll receive PDF handouts for each class.

Video Replays of Zoom Classes
Each class is recorded and made available for two weeks after each class. This allows you to watch the class as often as you need.


Office Hours
Get extra support with your lessons from your Instructors with the weekly Office Hours.

Direct Messaging with Teachers and Students
We’re there for you! You’ll reach out and talk with your instructors via our direct messaging platform.

Membership in our Global Community
You’ll join our community where you interact with other stand-up comedians who have taken or are taking Greg Dean classes.

Weekly Performance Opportunities
You’ll perform in class each week.


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 & His Certified Instructors Are Your Best Choice
for  Stand Up Comedy Instruction


  • 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!