Comedy Class Payment

*LEVEL 2* Wednesdays Class May 2024 – 7pm to 9:30pm – Wednesdays May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5 & Class Show Sun June 9
(If you haven’t taken one of our classes before and want to enroll in this level 2 class, please contact us first for approval before signing up)

Sundays Class May 2024 – 11:30am to 2pm – Sundays May 12, May 19, SKIP MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 & Class Show Sun June 30

Tuesdays Class July 2024 – 7pm to 9:30pm – Tuesdays July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug 6, Aug 13 & Class Show Sun Aug 18

Sundays Class July 2024 – 11:30am to 2pm – Sundays July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18 & Class Show Sun Aug 25

Our classes cost $395. This is for six class sessions that each runs two-and-a-half-hours, plus a graduation show at St Marks Comedy Club in Manhattan, and a free video of your performance!

Our beginner class focuses on the basics of stand-up comedy writing and performing. We do not accept more than 12 students into each class, so be sure to register early!

Over the course of six weeks, students will learn stage presence, delivery basics, joke types, and insight into the comedy business.

Classes meet near Lincoln Center in Manhattan. After six sessions, there will be a comedy class graduation show.

If you want to mail a check, pay by PayPal, Venmo, phone via credit card or pay cash, please contact us and we will reply to arrange it.

The details and fine print:

** All sales are final. NYC Comedy Class does not offer refunds. **

You may request to exchange your tuition payment on a space-available basis for future classes of equal or lesser value, and while we will do our best to accommodate you, this is not guaranteed and not grounds for a refund.

All classes meet once a week for six weeks. There are no makeup classes. If you miss a class, that is one less class you can attend. You must attend at least 3 of the 6 classes to perform in the class show. Each class runs 2.5 hours unless otherwise stated. Classes may skip major holiday weekends. Please check each specific class’s date details or contact us with further questions.

If the instructor is unable to make a specific week of a class due to illness, career-advancing opportunities or other unexpected event, the class will either a) be taught virtually via Zoom for that week b) choose a new date to meet that same week or c) switch to 1-on-1 Zoom sessions consisting of 15 minutes each for that week at a time that is mutually agreed upon.

The goal of the class is for you to perform at the stand-up class comedy graduation show. However, if by the end of the sixth and final class, you are not close to being prepared to perform, it is up to the instructor’s discretion whether or not to let you perform in the class show. This is very unlikely to happen but is stated here just in case.

You must be 18 or older to enroll in and attend the class.

What Our Students Are Saying

Focuses On Making You Funnier

“I really enjoyed my standup class with Ben. With every practice set he had tons of ideas of how to improve, whether they were as granular as word ordering or as expansive as brand-new jokes. Whether you’re a clean comic or telling dirty jokes, he only focuses on what can make you funnier and otherwise lets you be yourself.”

Jeff G.

Manhattan

Helped Us Reach Our Full Potential

“Ben helped each of us reach the full potential of our comedic abilities, not an easy task.  With lightning speed, he came up with clever suggestions that made a huge difference in my content.  I highly recommend Ben and can’t imagine a better mentor.”

Laura B.

White Plains, NY

Helps You Get Comfortable In Front Of A Crowd

“I registered for comedy classes because I wanted to improve my public speaking skills, and see if I could actually entertain people on my own. Not only has this boosted my confidence, I had a lot of fun! Ben’s comedy classes are a great setting that help you get comfortable in front of a crowd, and learn how to curate a comedy set.”

Staci B.

Bronx, NY

Gifted Instructor

“Ben is a gifted comedic writer and instructor. He deconstructs the jokes and helps you improve your materials!”

Sharon K.

Upper West Side

Fabulous Graduation Show

“It was a great class and a fabulous graduation show. I felt prepared which ensured comfort and that never would have happened without Ben’s guidance.”

Maryellen B.

Upper East Side

Provides Structure

“Ben’s class provides you structure when you need it and room to play all in one! It gave me a chance to become confident in my own perspective and comedic voice and pushed me to be funnier than I had hoped I could be. If you’re on the fence, don’t be; I came all the way from Canada for his class!”

Carly B.

Toronto, Canada

Incredible Coach

Ben is an amazing writer and an incredible coach. He can take a premise you’re working on and turn it into one of your best jokes. I highly recommend him.

Charles D.

Upper West Side

Always Improving Our Sets

“Thank you so much for such a great graduation show and class. You taught me a lot and I really loved working with you. Your classes were always organized and on time and you never quit trying to improve our sets. It was a great experience all around!”

Lisa W.

Upper West Side

Turned My Writing Into Stand-up

“Thanks for the amazing class! It helped a lot; made me think about things in a different way and gave me more of an idea of how to turn my writing into stand-up! It also helped me feel more comfortable to try doing this.”

McKeea P.

Harlem

Develop Your First Five-minute Set

“Ben was an ideal instructor who provided me with solid mile-markers and guidance on the path to my stand-up debut. If you’re a total beginner, like me, Ben will help you develop your first joke into your first five-minute set. If you’re more experienced, Ben will give you the schedule, coaching, and feedback you need in order to develop new material.”

Nick G.

Philadelphia, PA

Makes Your Comedy The Best It Can Be

“Ben is a phenomenal comedian and an amazing instructor! He knows exactly what everyone needs to make their comedy the best it can be! 11/10 would recommend this class! It’s perfect for someone looking to try comedy for the first time or a veteran looking to brush up on their skills.”

Kevin B.

Crown Heights

Great Teacher

“Ben is a great teacher! He knows his stuff, gave great feedback and helped me improve. The assignments he gave allowed me to develop a range of material. By the end, I was confident enough to deliver a 5-minute set that got laughs! I’d highly recommend his class!”

Nik R.

Upper West Side

Helps The Aspiring Comedian Grow

“This class is the real deal. Ben offers so much in the way of real, detailed content to help the aspiring comedian grow and generate new material and take their material to the next level. Students get quality time on the mic during each class followed by detailed feedback from the instructor each class. Over just a few weeks you really get a sense of the major way to structure jokes- what works and what doesn’t and how to craft your best delivery. The writing prompts are super helpful! The chance to perform really drove all the points of the class home and created a whole new network of fellow comics that I’ll take with me beyond the class. Take this class! You’ll get so much to move you along in your comic development!”

Jessie K.

Tribeca

The Real Deal

“This class is the real deal. Ben offers so much in the way of real, detailed content to help the aspiring comedian grow and generate new material and take their material to the next level. Students get quality time on the mic during each class followed by detailed feedback from the instructor each class. Over just a few weeks you really get a sense of the major way to structure jokes- what works and what doesn’t and how to craft your best delivery. The writing prompts are super helpful! The chance to perform really drove all the points of the class home and created a whole new network of fellow comics that I’ll take with me beyond the class. Take this class! You’ll get so much to move you along in your comic development!”

Cynthia D.

Upper West Side

A Supportive Learning Environment

“Ben’s unwavering attention to each student’s progress ensured a supportive learning environment that brought out the best in everyone. Though the experience was initially nerve-wracking, it ultimately proved to be a transformative and enriching journey that left me brimming with newfound confidence and a greater appreciation for stand-up comedy. Recommend to all.”

Bobbi K.

Harlem

Incisive Feedback

“I really enjoyed Ben’s incisive feedback and clever suggestions.”

Aya J.

Jersey City, NJ

Constantly Helping Us

“Ben is a great teacher! His class was the perfect balance of encouraging and constructive. He gave extremely thorough feedback to each student and really paid close attention to individual personalities and styles. He was constantly helping us refine jokes and brainstorm ideas along the way. I walked away from the class with newfound confidence in my writing skills thanks to his class!”

Rosie M.

Upper West Side

Great Class

“The class was great. Ben was very helpful in rewriting my tornado-divorce bit.”

Kelly F.

New Jersey

Killer Insight

“Ben’s instruction and insight have been KILLER. I loved the class. Ben’s a great teacher!!!”

Michelle W.

Brooklyn

One Of The Best Stand-up Teachers

“Ben is an amazing teacher. He does a wonderful job preparing students to do this in the real world. Ben may be one of the best stand-up teachers in NYC.”

John B.

Upper East Side

Kind, Patient and Encouraging

“Ben is a fantastic standup comedy instructor. Not only does he have years of “real world”, stand-up experience performing in clubs, but, he’s also an excellent writer. So, he helped us better tailor our routines. Including witty punchline suggestions, etc. He’s very kind, patient and encouraging, focusing on the positive of what you’re doing well. And, adding onto that that in a constructive, supportive way. The classes are fun, inspiring and educational. A great way to network too.”

Debbie F.

Fort Lee, NJ

Awesome Class

“It was an awesome class, Ben is a great teacher and really aced it.”

Sarah E.

Bronx, NY

Gave Me A Lot Of Confidence

“Ben was a great instructor and created an environment for success! Personally, the comedy class made me very vulnerable, and my nerves were high. However, the overwhelming feeling of excitement I’d get every class, in congruence with Ben’s preparation and instruction, was definitely worth it! Furthermore, the sense of accomplishment I got after completing my five-min set gave me a lot of confidence in this craft. If you’re still mulling over taking the class, I’d suggest to stop overthinking it and sign up immediately! You won’t regret it!!”

Sama K.

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Taking It Again

“I enjoyed Ben’s standup class immensely. The classes were educational, inspiring, and just plain fun. Ben is a great teacher.  He is motivating and so organized. I have signed up for another standup class with Ben.”

Lily F.

Upper West Side

Brought Out My Creative Side

“The class was inspiring and Ben is motivating. The class brought out my creative side and Ben guided me through the process. I highly recommend trying stand-up comedy if you enjoy public speaking and would like to be challenged.”

Sarah K.

Queens, NY

Third Time Taking The Class!

“This is my third time taking class with Ben. I learn something new every time and I now have 15 minutes of material to show for it. The highest compliment I can pay is that I keep spending my time and money with Ben because the results are totally worth it!”

Lisa W.

Upper West Side

I Learned So Much

“I learned so much about the nuts and bolts of stand-up from Ben. And by the way, I love doing it.”

Merle R.

Upper West Side

Outstanding Class Experience

“Thanks for an outstanding class experience.  Your expertise as a comic is noteworthy.”

David W.

The Bronx

Makes You A Better Comedian

“This class makes you work, makes you think, and makes you a better comedian.  It’s a safe space, and I highly recommend it to all. Ben is a seasoned comic, and really listens to your personal comic ‘voice.’”

Alice O.

Jersey City, NJ

You’ll Be In Good Hands

“I’ve taken Ben’s class twice now. Both times I came in with basic ideas for jokes. By the end of six classes, Ben had helped me work them into crisp, sharp jokes that landed laughs and applause in the show. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to do standup, you’ll be in good hands with Ben’s guidance.”

Genevieve C.

New Jersey