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Level 2 Writing a Show & Performing at the Improv

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

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$100 – $349.00
Greg Dean, Stand Up Comedy Class Professor

The Level 2 Writing a Show & Performing at the Improv meets every Wednesday night at the Santa Monica Playhouse for the first 5 weeks.  In the sixth and final week, you’ll perform live at the Improv.


You must have minimally completed Greg Dean’s Stand Up Comedy Class: Level 1: How to Build a Stand Up Comedy Routine.

You’ll Build These Skills

  • Writing Jokes, Tags, and Punching Up Your Routine
  • Editing, Cutting, Rewriting Jokes
  • Adding Funny Stories to your Routines
  • Adding Jokes to Your Funny Stories
  • Defining & Mastering a joke premise
  • Pulling the Audience into Your Comedy “Movie”
  • Being Yourself on Stage
  • Reading & Interacting with the Audience in Front of You
  • Tags & Tag timing
  • What to Do When You Go Blank
  • and so much more!

Group Schedule & Location

  • Class Begins on May 10, 2023 7-10 pm Pacific Time and the first five weeks are at the Santa Monica Playhouse
  • Each class is 3 hours long
  • Week 6: Live Performance at the Improv


Greg Dean, the Professor of Stand Up Comedy. Author of the international bestseller, Step-by-Step to Stand Up Comedy, now sold in six different languages. Creator of the original Joke Structure technique. Greg Dean has been teaching stand up comedy for over 40 years and is a true innovator in the field of stand-up comedy education, having launched the first stand up comedy school in the world. Greg Dean began his career as a juggling clown for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus before joining the Gatti-Charles Circus until 1975. He then moved to San Francisco where he began performing as a comedy and juggling act on the street as well as local comedy clubs. Eventually, Dean decided he wanted to try his hand at Hollywood. Dean took his solo stand-up comedy to nightclubs such as the Comedy Store where he became a paid-regular and his name is on the Wall of Fame. At the Comedy Store he helped develop an evening of improvisation and sketch comedy. He organized his own improv troupe, Good Co., which included Andy Garcia. The Comedy Store sent him to La Jolla, California to work on a similar evening of comedy, where he met and trained Whoopi Goldberg. In 1982, Dean began his Stand-up comedy workshop. Here he developed a proprietary process for developing jokes and a stage presence which he has continued to this day.

Registration Fee

$349.00 when you pay in full

$100 a week for 4 weeks when you use our payment plan.


June 21
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
$100 – $349.00
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Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th St.
Santa Monica,CA90401United States
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