Think you’re funny, kid? Do you want to be?
The Paramount Theatre still has some space available in its upcoming Theatre Academy classes for older students, including one for stand-up comedy.
Running from July 20-31 at the home of the Moontower Comedy Festival, Ralphie Hardesty — the “Funniest Person in Austin” finalist who has appeared at Fun Fun Fun Fest as well as Moontower — will introduce students to the process of writing and performing a stand-up comedy routine. Students will learn everything from writing jokes to working a crowd.
I was lucky enough to catch a preview of this class during Moontower, and it looked like a ton of fun. I didn’t see any insult comics, but I won’t consider my life complete until I’ve had my chops busted by a high-schooler doing crowd work.
The classes are for students grades 6-12.
More information can be found at online at austintheatre.org.