Ongoing Performing Stand Up Comedy Group

In Person at the Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

Ongoing Performing Stand Up Comedy Group

In Person at the Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401


You Can Start at Anytime

The Ongoing Performing Group meets every Wednesday night at the Santa Monica Playhouse.  This is a subscription-based program. You’ll be automatically billed every 4 weeks from your start date.  This group is an open enrollment group, meaning you can start at any time.  Your 4-week auto payment renewal date will be based upon your start date.


You must have completed either (or both) of Greg Dean’s Stand Up Comedy Classes: Building Routines, or Advanced Joke Writing & Performing.

Join Greg every Wednesday night to work on your stand up comedy performance skills. Work out the bugs, manage and master stage fright. Learn how to read the audience and work with them to get every last laugh you can! Get feedback from fellow comedians, and get personal one-on-one time with Greg!

You’ll Build These Skills

  • 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

  • Every Wednesday Night – Open Enrollment – Start at any Time
  • From 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time – each group session is 3 hours long
  • In-Person at the Santa Monica Playhouse – 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401


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.

Subscription Membership

This subscription-based program is automatically charged to your card every 4 weeks from your start date.  If you miss a week, there is no credit given or make up classes. You are buying your spot in the group, whether or not you attend.

Note: You can cancel at any time, however since we have people waiting to join, if you can give us a week’s notice then we can notify the next person on the wait list in time for them to get registered. If you want to join in the future, put your name on the waiting list.


Great Performances Are Developed, Refined & Practiced  

Instead of going off to “work out a few bugs at open mics, get in with a group of comedians who care about what you care about: creating a great performance. Let’s face it, good feedback rarely comes from an Open Mic performance unless you killed it!  So join Greg and the rest of the group every Wednesday night at the Santa Monica Playhouse and make your performance shine!

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Additional Registration Documents & Zoom Links

You will receive 2 to 3 days before your group start date a packet of documents from Docusign.  Please sign these documents before your first writing group.  Once we receive the documents, a second email will be sent to you that gives the essential information you need to arrive at the group session.  Your zoom link will be in this email.


The Ongoing Performing Group meets every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at the Santa Monica Playhouse.  It is a 3-hour session, where you will work with Greg and also with other people in the group.



The Building Routines Basic class is the prerequisite. Greg Dean’s method is taught in that basic class and is required information to work on your peformance in this ongoing group.

No matter how advanced of a comedian a person may be, they’ll need the information taught in the Building Routines class because everything that you’ll do with your script depends on knowing those fundamental principles. 

Global Community

Our instructors provide important class information via a special slack channel for the class you signed up for. Just prior to your class start date, you will receive an invitation to slack if you are not already a member of our slack community.  Please accept the invitation and download the app.  Slack works on desktops, laptops or mobile devices.  If you have any trouble, reach out to

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!” 


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.


Multiple Training Mediums - Multiple Class Times

In person classes, live zoom classes, ongoing groups, workshops, on demand classes


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”!
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