Registration Required. Limited Seating.
Class: Emcee (Master of Ceremonies) Workshop
Location: TBA - Downtown Boca Raton (Location revealed upon registration)
Class Dates: (Classes are subject to change and cancellation.)Saturday, December 8, orSunday, December 16
Time: 4:00-7:00 PM
Cost: $50 (No Refunds. Must register in advance. No walk-ups.)
A show emcee or host is an integral part of the success or failure of a stand up show. An emcee is responsible for keeping the energy up in the room, connecting with the crowd and getting them excited about each performer that comes to the stage. Come learn how to perfect your skills as an emcee so you can continue to get booked in this one day workshop for stand up comics.Whether you’re a comedian looking to start emceeing, or an experienced emcee wanting to take your skill set up a notch, you won’t want to miss this 3 hour intense Emcee workshop. Space is limited, reserve your spot.
In this class you’ll learn:+ MC Etiquette+ Greeting an audience+ What is considered appropriate material for hosting+ Reading an audience+ Keeping it clean (as the MC)+ Club announcements+ Getting the names of other comics correct+ Intros/Passing the mic+ Watching the show+ Closing the show+ Getting feedback+ Open Mic Host VS. Show Host+ How to get paid work as an emcee+ When and how to approach bookers+ What to look for in a venue when producing live comedy events
Richy Leis has been producing and performing in comedy shows for 18 years. Richy is the Creative Director for Comic Cure producing shows in the Los Angeles area with some of the best names in comedy such as Dana Carvey (SNL), Craig Robinson (The Office), Whitney Cummings (Chelsea Lately), David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) and many more. His résumé includes booking 50 comedy shows per week with 12,000 talent spots per year for one of the biggest comedy clubs in the Los Angeles area. His notable work is starting the Burbank Comedy Festival (www.burbankcomedyfestival.com) in Burbank, CA. Now in its 5th year, the Burbank Comedy Festival spans an entire week featuring celebrity comedy shows, podcasts, classes, workshops, after parties, and industry panels, networking comedians of all levels directly with the top agents, reps, managers and club, college and TV bookers, showcasing more than 300 comedians.
Richy hosted the pilot taping of Dana Carvey’s First Impressions TV show on the USA Network. Richy has appeared on Lifetime’s Little Women:LA, Regular Skype caller on TMZ Live, Jamie Kaler Power Hour-Blue Collar Channel on Sirius/Xm, MTV’s Is She Really Going Out With Him, VH1’s Basketball Wives.
Benjamin Leis, is the co-founder and managing director of Comic Cure. Since September 2015, Comic Cure has booked and produced more than 200 events with more than 2,000 comedians (including breaking the Guinness Book of Records’ record for most comedians on a single show). Comic Cure clients include Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade College, University of Miami, Red Bull, Mizner Park Cultural Center, WeWork, Hyatt Place, Gilda’s Club South Florida, Firefighter Cancer Support Network, and many more. Benjamin teaches the business side of comedy, providing an in-depth knowledge of how to become a professional comedian.
Sat Dec. 84:00 pm - 7:00 pm