December 2021: ONLINE 5 Day Standup Comedy Class

This is the workshop where beginners have grown into headliners and headliners have grown into stars. Our 2-week workshop focuses on stand-up comedy writing, standup comedy performing, and the development of a strong, vivid presence on stage—the three main components of standup comedy. Our standup comedy classes fill fast so please register early.

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Start Date: December 13th
Show Date: In-person show Friday, December 17th at Gotham Comedy Club
Live Streamed Show Date: Sunday, December 19th 8:00pm EST live on YouTube 
Duration: 5 days

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What You Will Learn From This Class

laughing-standup-classesACI’s standup comedy classes are conducted by award-winning, comedy director and writer Stephen Rosenfield and his standup staff. They are conducted so that when it’s time for your club performance, you will have solidly written, funny material and you will be well rehearsed and ready to perform at your peak and beyond. These standup comedy classes are offered to both beginners and advanced students. The workshops are comprised of group classes, private coaching sessions and a performance at Gotham or West Side Comedy Club.

  • Turn your funny ideas and stories into standup comedy material
  • Learn the structures of comedy writing
  • Develop your own comedy persona
  • Advance your abilities as a performer
  • Showcase your talent at one of New York’s best comedy clubs

Tuition & Details

If you are a first time student: $380
If you are a returning student: $335
We accept cash, checks, debit and credit cards.

Please note: Tuition is non-refundable, so please contact us if you need help with arrangements. If you are unable to make this class or are looking for a different type of class, view all of our available classes & services.

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By Phone: (212) 279-6980(212) 279-6980
By Email:
By Mail: Enclose your tuition check to the “American Comedy Institute”, indicate which month or week you wish to attend, include your contact info and send to:

American Comedy Institute
481 8th Avenue, Suite 1145
New York, NY 10001

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Your Standup Comedy Instructors

Stephen Rosenfield is the Director of the American Comedy Institute. He coaches and directs performers ranging from beginners to Emmy and Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated star talent. The accomplishments of Stephen Rosenfield’s students include starring roles in movies, network and premium cable television series, commercials, Broadway and off-Broadway productions, and hosting their own radio programs…

Ethan Herschenfeld performs regularly at comedy clubs across the country including Gotham, Carolines, Comic Strip Live, The Comedy Store, Zanies, Comedy on State, and The Ice House. His credits in the UK include Top Secret Comedy Club (London), Monkey Barrel (Edinburgh), The Stand (Glasgow and Newcastle), and Yes Bar (Glasgow).

As an actor, he plays mostly thugs on shows including Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Damages (FX), Girls (HBO), Gotham (Fox), High Maintenance (HBO), Blue Bloods (CBS), The Blacklist (NBC), Madam Secretary (CBS), and Happy! (SyFy). As an operatic bass, he sang mostly thugs, in the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including performances at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera.

You can watch Ethan’s daily talk show “Hangin’ in the Hammock” on @eherschenfeld’s Instagram live at 12pm ET.

Becky Veduccio

Becky Veduccio-Langton has been a professional comedian, writer and actress for over 15 years. She has performed standup comedy and improv in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and London and has appeared in commercials, theatre and feature films. She was most recently a contestant on the 2018 season of America’s Got Talent.

Her film work includes Return To Me, Maid In Manhattan and Random Hearts. As a writer, she was chosen as one of’s top five “Fave Mommy Bloggers” for her humorous articles in “Woman Around Town” Magazine. In 2015, she won the New York Press Club Award for Humorous Writing. As an instructor, Becky has taught standup comedy to every age group – from elementary school and teenagers to University students and adults. She believes everyone has a comedic voice! Becky currently lives in Bloomfield, NJ and is the proud mom of three children who she says are the “greatest and most inspirational productions” she could have ever hoped for.