Stand Up Comedy Classes Are Virtually On!

Through Zoom we have created a virtual classroom for our evening classes. Our private writing sessions will happen over video and/or the phone. The workshop will culminate with two shows. One will be live-streamed. Your friends and family will be able to watch the show for free. Your second show will be at one of NYC’s top comedy clubs (Gotham, Stand Up New York, West Side Comedy Club) when the city reopens.

These workshops are conducted by award-winning comedy director, founder of the American Comedy Institute, and author of the book, “Mastering Stand Up,” Stephen Rosenfield.

While ACI is operating virtually, the price of the workshop will be significantly reduced. The workshop, normally costing $475 for first-time students will now be $300. For returning students, normally $390, and One Year Alumni, normally $350, the workshop will be $285.

For more information and to get scheduled Contact us at 201-650-5692. 

Upcoming Standup Comedy Classes

You Will Learn How To…

  • Turn your funny ideas and stories into tightly written and consistently funny stand up comedy material
  • Advance your abilities as a comedy performer and writer
  • Develop and focus your own unique comedy persona
  • Navigate the professional world of stand up comedy

Five-Day Intensive

The standup comedy workshop is offered as a five-day intensive workshop each month. Classes, private writing sessions, and your show are all scheduled within five days. For more information and to get scheduled Contact us at 201-650-5692.

Tuition Fee for NYC Classes

First time students: $475  $300
Returning students: $390  $285
One Year Alumni: $350  $285
We accept cash, checks, debit and credit cards.

Please note: Tuition is non-refundable.

A Bridge To The World of Professional Comedy

standup-comedy-performanceStephen Rosenfield says that making a career of comedy comes down to two things: “Get good and get seen.” His stand up comedy classes provide students with the opportunities to do both.  By providing direction to their performing and writing, plus on-going opportunities to perform at such major clubs as Gotham Comedy Club, he creates the opportunity for his students to be seen and well received by industry professionals.

Our students have performed standup on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central, HBO, NBC, CBS, FOX, Netflix, PBS, OWN, Bravo, FX, Starz, MTV, VH1, JLTV, Televisa and Univision.

Among the TV shows in which they appear in starring and principal roles are: Saturday Night Live, Girls, The Daily Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Portlandia, Key and Peele, Orange is the New Black, Silicon ValleyThe Jim Gaffigan Show, Boardwalk Empire, Broad City, High Maintenance, The Office, 30 Rock, Fargo, Girl Code, The Jack and Triumph Show, Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, Royal Pains, Es De Noche y ya Llegue, Enlisted, I Love the 1880’s, Rescue Me, Flight of the Conchords, Last Comic Standing, Gotham Comedy Live, The Chris Rock Show, My Boys, That 70’s Show, 24, Ellen, and Seinfeld. They have appeared in such films as Ghostbusters, The Comedian, The Heat, This is 40, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Morning Glory, Away We Go, Mascots, Happy Christmas, The Love Guru, Love Actually and 13 Going on 30.

Does the thought of performing make you nervous?

Good. This is the healthy response to the prospect of being on stage. Professional comedians have learned to use their nerves to enhance their performance. Stephen Rosenfield’s standup comedy classes will teach you how to do this.

For scheduling and pricing please call the ACI school office at temporarily at 201-650-5692 or fill out the contact form