After-School Classes – Comedy Girl

The weeks are speeding past now.  Or maybe it just feels that way because it doesn’t take me an hour to get everywhere now.  Either way, this week went by super fast.



On Monday, in addition to working and attending class, (as usual,) I hosted the second portion of the evening for our Comedy Girl recital.  I’d decided to take on an additional stand-up class because I didn’t like where my stand-up was at with just Humber and the few open-mics I was attending.  I wanted help re-wording and sharpening some of my material.  It’s surprising how many people it takes to actually come out with a good joke.

After a series of weekly classes at Comedy Bar, my group of Comedy Big Girls were finally due to perform our new & improved stuffskies.

It was so fun to work/perform with a group of such talented women.  That’s right.  All women.  The main difference between these classes and the stand-up classes at Humber, I found, is that these women tell jokes based on experiences they’ve lived, actual events they’ve gone through.  I personally prefer humour that comes out of the shared human experience; stuff that you can really put yourself in a particular situation and really feel what a person must have been going through; be it terribly painful, or awkward or whatever the case may be – as long as it’s ultimately hilarious.

It was a really fun night, and I’ll certainly consider taking more classes with Dawn Whitwell, and the ladies in future.

Any ladies interested in trying out stand-up for the first time, or working out some of the kinks in the stuff you’ve already got should DEFINITELY try these classes out.  Go here for more information:

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