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Comedy Workshop

from Author Dave Schwensen

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This program is about laughter, creativity and having fun. Making jokes may not be standard practice in the classroom, but this is an opportunity for students to share their humor through this interactive workshop. Dave Schwensen is a nationally recognized comedy coach, former comedian talent coordinator for television in Hollywood and New York, and author of “How To Be A Working Comic.” Students will explore what makes them laugh and why. Using a simple worksheet “formula” to add his or her individual humor to an experience relatable to the entire class (traveling to school that day), each will create a short stand-up comedy routine. The stars of our show will be the classroom entertainers that volunteer to stand-up and make us all laugh.

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Cost

By Request: $175.00
By Request Premium: $150.00



Length

40-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

6

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Gifted & Talented, Leadership


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Author Dave Schwensen

Vermilion, OH
United States

Dave is the author of six books and has designed and instructs courses in communications and presentations skills for Cleveland State University, Youngstown State University and others. He's a former talent coordinator and consultant for television and live events in Hollywood and New York City.

In addition to school and business training programs and keynotes, Dave is a nationally recognized comedy coach for The Improv Comedy Club. He is author of How To Be A Working Comic and Comedy FAQs And Answers, and includes humor and entertainment in all his programs. Yes, he really can be called the nutty professor!

Dave has been featured on PBS Television and Radio, U.S. News & World Report, Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter, Ohio Magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Insidebiz.com Magazine and many others.

A pop culture historian and enthusiast, he is the author of The Beatles At Shea Stadium and The Beatles In Cleveland. Both Top 40 Best Sellers on Amazon.com, Dave is a featured author at Beatles conferences throughout the U.S. and entertains at colleges and special events with the live program, The Beatles: Makin' The 60's FAB and The Concert Experience. Both books were added to The Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library & Archives.

For details about Beatles / pop culture video conferences visit www.BeatlesProgram.com.

Contact:
Dave Schwensen
dave@davepresents.com
4403154077

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins with a humorous opening demonstrating that comedy and humor can be found in every day experiences.
2. Meet the comedy coach and author. Dave discusses his career as a comedy talent coordinator for television in Hollywood and New York. Of course this is done in a humorous and fun manner!
3. Worksheet exercise / class participation. Students explore what makes him / her laugh, a simple reason why for each, then picks from a list of terms that best describes his / her sense of humor. Terms used depend on age of students. Examples for younger students would include: thoughtful, silly, messy, etc. Older student examples would include: intelligent /cerebral, slapstick, sarcastic, etc…
4. We then discuss creative thinking using individual thoughts and opinions about common topics. Each student is unique and may have different thoughts and opinions about the same thing. Example: For some the glass is half full; for others half empty.
5. Worksheet exercise / class participation. Students follow steps to develop a short comedy routine based on a common experience (traveling to school that day). Their stories are enhanced by personal creativity and sense of humor. Student volunteers will perform their comedy routine to the class. Number of participants depends on time restraints.
6. Students may ask questions at any time during the session.

Objectives

1. Explore personal creativity and sense of humor.
2. Understand the difference between positive (good) humor and negative (bad) humor.
3. Describe and identify his / her personal sense of humor.
4. Use individual experiences, thoughts and opinions creatively.
5. Explain and demonstrate writing techniques with the focus on humor.
6. Involve participants with public speaking opportunity through in-class presentation.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NL-ENG.K-12.11 PARTICIPATING IN SOCIETY
* Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

NL-ENG.K-12.5 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

NS.K-12.4 LANGUAGE ARTS
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

NS.K-12.5 LANGUAGE ARTS
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purpose.

NS.K-12.12 LANGUAGE ARTS
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

Visual Arts: Careers and Community
* Recognize a variety of entertainment related professions and careers in our society.
* Students identify methods for connecting creative skills, ideas, and processes to entertainment related careers as well as other professions.
* Understand how creative experiences affect daily life and identify opportunities for involvement in the arts.