Stand Up Classes Atlanta


Here is a FREE 40 minute stand-up comedy class called 'Stand-Up 101: The Fundamentals.' If you are new to stand-up comedy, then this video should help you learn some of the basics of writing and performing stand-up comedy. If you are thinking of taking a class, this is what we focus on at the comedy classes at The Laughing Skull Lounge. We apply these lessons and help you create a solid 5-8 minute set to use as you wish.

*** Our January 2016 class is SOLD OUT ***
*** Our March 2016 class is SOLD OUT ***

The next class is May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 & 8 with graduation on June 11 at 5:00 pm.  
Classes are Monday nights from 7-10 pm at The Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown Atlanta.
We sell out almost every class, so if you want to take our class, we suggest you sign up now.

Our Atlanta comedy classes has TWO TEACHERS:
Marshall Chiles who is the founder and dudeman behind Atlanta's world famous Laughing Skull Lounge. He is a professional international comedian since 2000, and has owned Morty’s Comedy Joint (Indianapolis), Laughing Devil Comedy Club (New York City), Asbury Park Comedy Festival (Asbury Park), and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (Atlanta). He has also performed on over 1,000 comedy shows and produced over 5,000 comedy shows.

Ian Aber was a finalist in the NBC Stand-Up For Divirsity 2015. He is one of Atlanta's funniest comedians and the main guy behind numerous successful comedy shows around Atlanta. Ian took the comedy class about five years ago and has since then worked hard to help build our great comedy scene. His insight for comedy students is invaluable because he truly knows what it feels like to be one of our comedy students.

We also have visiting professional comedians help you in weeks 4-6 to add even more punch to your jokes.

Here are the big reasons why you should take our stand-up comedy class in Atlanta:

  • 7 weeks of comedy learnin'... we started out at 4 weeks and found that the best timeframe for you to learn what we teach is 7 weeks
  • You walk away from the class with a solid 5-8 minute set and the skills to add more material as you grow
  • Learn numerous ‘techniques/smoke & mirrors’ of top comedians 
  • Two teachers and visiting professional comedians that help you punch-up your set
  • Four MP3 recordings of panel discussions from The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival:  
    1) Business of Comedy
    2) Careers in Comedy
    3) Comedy and the Industry
    4) The History of Comedy
  • Video recording of your graduation set
  • After graduation, you get fast-tracked to perform TWO OPEN MICS at Atlanta's Laughing Skull Lounge... our open mics are so popular, we have 3 a week: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday night.
  • Free weekly admission on Thursday or Sunday shows to the Laughing Skull Lounge so you can learn from watching top comedians
  • Easy access to the teachers outside the class
  • Lots of love and admiration allowing you to get over your bad childhood‚Äč

This class is $495 and to help you learn more about the value of the class, we have put together a FREE 40-minute video called 'Stand-Up Comedy 101: The Fundamentals.' The lessons in this video is applied in the class and helps you develop a solid 5-8 minute set and beyond.
CLICK HERE to download this free lesson from our Dropbox

*** Please be aware, the best way to learn stand-up comedy is to do it.  Classes will help you greatly, but the only way to get better is to do it.  We like to use the analogy of golf.  If you want to be a better golfer, you need lessons.  But the only way to get better at golf is to apply those lessons... especially at the beginning of your career.  ***

Testimonials - Some of our past comedy class students

Read articles on Marshall Chiles (the teacher) here:
AJC Article
Atlanta Business Chronicle Article
Creative Loafing Article