Introduction to Stand Up | Wednesdays @ 5:30p

Introduction to Stand Up | Wednesdays @ 5:30p

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This is a 5 week class with a graduation show.

18 years of age and Up    

Wednesday Nights 5:30pm - 7:30pm
April 3rd - May1st   
**Graduation Show Wednesday May 8th @6pm** 

Description: Are you someone who has an office job where you do a lot of presentations? Would you love to make your talks more lively? Are you looking to meet folks and be more social? Have you ever dreamed about being on a huge stage in front of hundreds of people making them laugh? The good news is all of you are in the same boat. You want to give stand up a try, but don’t know where to start. This class is perfect for you. Learn how a joke is written and why it is funny. Feel more confident in front of people. Meet new people with a love of comedy. And at the end of the session you will get to perform the comedy you wrote in front of your friends and family. You will learn about different types of humor. Like observational, crowd work, act outs and more. You will also walk away with knowledge of how to start your journey after class and what steps you need to take to book that first paid show. Not to mention a new network of friends to go to open mic’s with as you break into the scene.

Student perks include:

-Free tickets to all Comedy Plex shows during the class session
-Discounts on soft drink, and water at the Comedy Plex bar
-Comedy Plex Shwag
-Local surrounding area discounts in various businesses

About your instructors:
Angie McMahon is a veteran of the Chicago Improv and Sketch comedy scene. She has been teaching sketch writing and stand up at the famed Second City for 11 years. She founded CIC Theater, where she was the Executive Director and Board President for 13 years. Her comedy Festival “Snubfest” ran for 11 years with such amazing alumni like TJ Miller, Cameron Espisito, and Josh Johnson to name a few. Notable sponsors of the festival included MySpace Comedy, Audible, RoofTop Comedy, Mikey O Productions, Zanies, Laugh Factory, Lincoln Lodge, and the Comedy Bar. She has performed with Nora Dunn, Julia Sweeney, Jay Mohr, Andy Kindler, Stephen Tobolowski and more. She has been seen performing stand up around the city at Laugh Factory, Zanies, Riddles, House of Blues, Red Room Comedy Club, and The Comedy Plex to name a few. She has performed in the Chicago Improv Festival, Hawaii Improv Festival, and Burbank Comedy Festival to name a few. Her TV Pilot “Contemporaries” was a finalist for the Just for Laugh Pitching event in 2003. Her and her writing partner, now emmy award winning director, Catherine Pappas got to pitch the pilot live to a room full of executives and networks at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Her internet show "Wisecrackin'", that ran for 75 episodes, has won several awards, including "Best of Chicago" by Chicago Magazine. She also lost badly on the Netflix baking competition Nailed it Holiday.

Marz Timms is an actor/comedian who plays the character Van Howard on the NETFLIX original series “EASY” seasons 1 & 2. Marz voices the character Jax in the popular Mortal Kombat video game, and is the former In-Arena Host for the Chicago Bulls where he performed for 34,000 screaming fans at home games.  He headlined the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, and was recently featured in the NBC, Universal Television “Break Out Festival” at Second City in Chicago. Timms and his comedy group Pimprov are featured on the HULU tv show Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog Forks It as the show to see when traveling to Chicago.As a stand up comedian his style has been called “nerdy, yet urban.” and Marz has performed with well known comics such as Tracy Morgan, Guy Torry, Nikki Glaser, Eddie Griffin, and Louie Anderson.Marz has also shared the stage with Jordan Peele, and Keegan Michael Key of Comedy Central's Key & Peele, SNL’s Chris Redd, and Horatio Sanz,.  He was an original member of Second City’s Brown Co. where he was a writer and actor.  Marz has taught standup and improv from Florida to Thailand. As an actor he has performed in over 100 productions across the U.S. and got his start in Chicago at the Annoyance Theater.

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Date & Time

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Wednesday April 03, 2024
Start - 5:30 PM (America/Chicago)
Wednesday May 01, 2024
End - 7:30 PM (America/Chicago)

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Lower Level
Oak Park IL 60301
United States
+1 (708) 665-PLEX
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* Seating is first come first serve with a strict no-call, no-show policy. Please call Comedy Plex if you are running late.
* Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
* Shows run about an hour and thirty minutes
This is a Cashless Establishment.*accompanied by guardian.
*Shows are 21 and older unless accompanied by an adult 
*2 DRINK MINIMUM per guest 
(alcohol or non-alcohol)
*Tickets are non-refundable

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