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It's Funny 'Cause It's True with Bruce Warren


  • Jen Waldman Studio 344 West 38th Street, Suite 204 New York, NY 10018 (map)
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When it comes to comedy on the stage, we’ve got a big problem, friend. Many actors who are perfectly capable of being funny do not have the technique they need to land the joke. We simply couldn’t take another punchline that was dead in the water, so we created this class.

The aim is to share the basic rules of comedy that every stage actor needs to know. You will learn to look for the funny on the page and explore ways to consistently land the laughs in performance. The tools and techniques will amp up the humor in your acting. Working with other actors in a safe-space scene study environment, you will mine the text for the comedic elements, articulate the structure of the comedic idea, and then turn it into something playable.

It’s Funny ‘Cause It’s True is taught by Bruce Warren.

A note from Jen: 

I specifically asked Bruce to develop this for JWS because I am seeing a recurring problem when people bring comedic material to class. To put it simply: people don't know how to land the joke. Bruce is a MASTER of dissecting a script in order to mine the text for the comedic elements, articulate the structure of the comedic idea, and then turn it into something playable. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from Bruce. The guy is constantly working. It is a total fluke that he happens to be available in January. Run don't walk!

Tuesdays, $300

  • February 5, 10am-2pm

  • February 12, 10am-2pm

  • February 19, 10am-2pm

  • February 26, 10am-2pm