Easy 4-Step Guide to Writing and Performing Original Comedy Routines
Stand-Up Comedy by Walt Fraser is a text book for comics and teachers looking to bring fun creative writing sections into the classroom. Great for comedy professionals, teachers, students and fans.
Walt Frasier's students excel in creative writing as well as leadership skills at school in other subjects.
Develop creative writing and performance skills while discovering your inner comedic genius!
Do you love comedy?
Ever wonder how your favorite comic got their start? What was it like that first time they got on stage? What was it like trying to write that first joke or routine?You think watching comedy is fun? t’s even more fun to make people laugh.
“Stand-Up Comedy: Easy 4-Step Guide to Writing and Performing Original Comedy Routines” can be used by all aspiring comics to create new material. It is also for secondary school teachers as a textbook and frame work for a teen (or preteen) comedy class elective, creative writing section within your ELA class or after school programming.
Author, Walt Frasier, has been teaching comedy classes to kids, teens and adults since 2009 working with numerous arts organizations and directly with schools, camps and community organizations. Through his Improv 4 Kids program, Frasier has been providing educational outreach shows and workshops to NYC area schools since 2003, and mid-west tours in 2008 and 2013. Now, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Frasier and his team (EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy) host students of all ages from around the country and beyond (including Canada, UK and Norway) in their online shows, classes and comedy camp. They perform comedy shows and lead workshops for corporate teams , K12 schools and community groups remotely via zoom. His simple approach can turn anyone into an amateur comic: with enough dedication, perhaps even a professional. Compared to many traditional theater arts programming, everyone is a star in comedy class. Everyone can learn and grow at their own pace.
Forward by Carolyn White, Kenan Thompson’s 2019 “Funniest Kid in America”.Coming soon: IMPROV COMEDY for the classroom.