May 2017: 5-Day Standup Comedy Class

This is the workshop where beginners have grown into headliners and headliners have grown into stars. Our 5-day 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 classes fill fast so please register early.

Class Type: Stand Up Comedy
Seats Available: 6
Start Date: May 16th, 2016
Duration: 5 Days
Performances at Gotham Comedy Club the weekend of May 20th.

Seats Are Still Available


Seats Are Still Available


Your Standup Comedy Instructors

Head Comedy TeacherStephen Rosenfield
Head Instructor

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…

Associate Comedy TeacherLexi Cullen-Baker
Assistant Instructor

Lexi Cullen-Baker teaches stand-up. She has had the privilege of working alongside of Terrence Mann and Christopher d’Amboise at the Minetta Lane Theatre…

Andrew Ginsburg
Assistant Instructor

Andrew Ginsburg is a stand-up comedian and writer who has performed in comedy clubs and colleges across the country. His TV appearances include…

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 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 Gotham Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club

Reserve Your Place Now!

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 548
New York, NY 10001

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Tuition & Details

If you are a first time student: $450
If you are a returning student: $380
If you are a current One Year or alum: $350
We accept checks, VISA and MasterCard.

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.