Baggy Pants Comedy Workshop
June 22-28, 2015
Hosted by Baggy Pants Productions
At The Mayflower Club
11110 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood California
AM Session: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
PM Session: 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Informal Gathering and Mixer at the Mayflower Club
AM Warmups and Blackouts
PM Blackouts and Crossovers
EVENING Field Trip to Monday Night Tease
AM Powerpoint Presentation on Burlesque Comedy
PM Breakout Session – Small Cast Scenes (Misunderstanding)
AM Breakout Session – Small Cast Scenes (Flirtations)
PM Breakout Session – Small Cast Scenes (Trickery)
AM Breakout Session – Small Cast Scenes (Brutality)
PM Costume Shopping
EVENING Field Trip to the Magic Castle*
AM Body Scenes
PM Body Scenes
PM Tech Run-through
AM Screening of Showcase Video
*Magic Castle Dress Code: Gentlemen, please wear dress shirt, sport coat, tie, slacks. Ladies may wear pants suits w/jacket, or dressy dresses/blouse & skirt.
Interested in honing your comedy skills?
Join the cast of Doc and Stumpy's Instant Burlesque for a week of thinking about, talking about and doing comedy. We'll be working with Doc's collection of classic comedy routines. Some will be familiar, like Who's On First and Niagara Falls (Slowly I Turned) - Abbott & Costello used a lot of this material in their films. Others will be brand new to you. They are all audience-tested and the situations are genuinely funny.
Apply as a team and work together !
If you bring your comedy partner, you'll come back with an act you can immediately use for variety shows, burlesque shows, musical revues, open mike nights, etc.
You'll learn to work with this material, finding the core of the scene and coming up with fresh lines through improvisation. The week will be devoted mostly to scene study in preparation for a showcase at week's end.
You'll be coached by experienced professionals - we all have over 25 years experience in comedy.
We'll discuss principles of how and why people laugh and show you formulas you can use to create original jokes, characters and comic situations. If you like shtick, this is for you!
Here's What You'll Get!
A repertoire of genuinely funny scenes and routines you can put to use right away.
Guidelines for finding or refining your comic persona.
Methods for coming up with original scenes of your own.
Tips for analyzing scripts for comic potential.
Directions on where and how to prospect for new material.
Fundamentals of making people laugh.
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