Starting DateSeptember 25, 2017

Ending DateOctober 5, 2017


Ticket Prices$115

Event Description

Learn the Art of Stand-Up Comedy from Scott Novotny

This Stand-Up Comedy class will be run four weeks with a special showcase performance on Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. at The Phipps.

Mondays and Wednesdays | September 25 and 27, October 2 and 4
7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Class Fee: $115 per person

Ever been told you’re funny, and you should try to do a stand-up comedy act? But how do you do it? This class teaches you how to build a stand-up comedy routine using your own material in a fun-filled environment. A step-by-step approach will enable participants to develop a three to seven-minute routine that will be performed in the Black Box Theater at the end of the class on a special showcase night.

Whether you’re young or old, it’s never too late or early to start making people laugh. It’s a wonderful gift to share. Comedians who are already working and want a place to create some brand-new material for their show are welcome, too.

The class is limited to 14 students. To learn more or register, please call (715) 386-2305 or click the tickets link below.


A professional comedian for over 30 years, Scott Novotny brings his vast array of talents to this class. Besides numerous national television appearances, Novotny is also a former company member at Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop, appeared at the Minnesota State Fair and The Corn Palace, is an award-winning writer, and was the founder and artistic director of The Comedy Cabaret, the first comedy club in Minnesota. He has also taught improvisation and stand-up comedy classes for over 30 years as well. Graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College, Novotny majored in theater/speech and English, and has directed and acted in numerous theatrical and film productions.

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