Stand-Up Comedy 101

Looking for a comedy class in Seattle? Our Stand-Up Comedy class is a great place to start. NOTE: This class meets in a venue where alcohol is sold, so enrollment is limited to students 21 and older.

This fun intensive standup comedy workshop is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to try, or learn about stand up comedy.

Over the course of four weeks you will learn about the craft of standup comedy through practice and experimentation. Each student works towards the goals they set for class and are coached toward them individually.

In less than a month everyone will build a 3-5 minute set and at the end of the course you will have the opportunity to perform that set in front of a live audience, at a real comedy club.

Each class involves exercises and workshops designed to give students a crash course in performing so you can walk away from graduation with more tools and know-how than your average three year comic.

Throughout the course there will also be culturally and comedically diverse guest comics in order to have expert voices outside of Taylor’s available for questions and feedback.

Students will also receive free tickets to multiple shows during the month of class, and are encouraged to participate in as many open mics as possible, as well as attend as many live shows as they can. 

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Student Reviews

Take the ‘stand-up’ leap

Are you a comedy nerd who’s always wanted to take the ‘stand-up’ leap? Look no further – Taylor Clark’s Comedy 101 course is your ticket. Instructor Taylor Clark is a PNW comedy gem. He has grinded in the PNW and NYC standup scene and is here to give back to the budding Seattle comedy community. You will learn the ins and outs of comedywriting, joke structure, and open mic etiquette all in the confines of the hottest Seattle comedy club – Club Comedy. You will come away from this course with a polished standup set, unlimited comedic resources, and the best comedy pals Seattle has to offer. Don’t wait, take the leap with Taylor Clark.

Kaela Byrne

A safe, comfortable, and friendly environment

Taylor is a master in comedy and shares his knowledge with empathic, warm, and kind generosity. His methodology is rooted in making it easy for everyone not to turn things overcomplicated. This is particularly welcome when creating authenticity and expressing our idiosyncrasy through jokes. He made a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment to express ourselves. The whole class committed to each others success in an inspiring and unique circle of supportiveness. The result was incredible. Our creativity has to thank Taylor for pulling us toward that fire pit and getting hot in a good way, without the expected scarcity in facing the fear of an audience and playing with our ridiculousness. Thank you, Taylor!

Nando Rock

Learn comedy in a safe space

Stand up 101 is a great class for anyone who wants to learn comedy in a safe space and experience a community like no other. Together with your classmates (who quickly become your friends and comedysupport system), you get to experience the absolute thrill of growing from nothing into a an act worthy of stage time at real comedy club in just a month. Taylor does a great job of making everyone feel at home, he helps you find your own brand of comedy, he is absolutely your #1 supporter, and his kindness and vulnerability sets the tone for the entire class to feel comfortable. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

John Macdonald

…already starting to get booked on shows.

I really enjoyed this class, and I have to thank Taylor for being my very first comedy mentor. This class really meant a lot to me! I wanted to be on the standup comedy stage for a while, just never had the guts to do it, but with this class, and way too much laughter every Tuesday, I got the confidence to keep going and am already starting to get booked on shows. Highly recommend this class

Sawyer Song

Come get hilarious!

I had a wonderful experience with Taylor Clark and Comedy 101! It was a great intro into the world of joke-writing and delivery, open mics, industry norms, and other valuable wisdom. Taylor was warm, welcoming and informative, and helped all the students sharpen our material for the graduation show. Beyond even that… I truly feel like I shared an amazing 4-week experience with my classmates. Highly recommend. Come get hilarious!

Adam Rio

Incredibly fun and interactive

Get ready for a good time taking Comedy 101 with Taylor. His class was incredibly fun and interactive. Taylor is also hilarious, and your classmates will be, too. So get ready to laugh! As a bonus, I made friends with classmates and can’t wait to keep writing comedy and going to open mics.

In each of the first three classes you are writing, workshopping jokes with classmates, learning from Taylor, and getting stage time to practice your sets. You also get feedback from Taylor and your classmates to help improve your set. Then the final class is your graduation show. It was such a neat experience seeing how everyone’s final set came together!

For anyone taking this class, you should really commit to it. Consume as much comedy as you can throughout the month, exchange contact information with your classmates to stay in touch, take time every day to write, and most importantly – go to open mics!

Madi Linkenmeyer

An amazing experience…

I absolutely recommend taking the standup comedy class with Taylor!! Whether you want to take up comedy or practice public speaking, Taylor makes this class very fun and comfortable. Taylor has been doing standup comedy for a long time and it shows! The guy is hilarious! We bonded as a class and it really helped lift us up individually as beginner comics. The whole class was an amazing experience and I can’t wait till the next class.

Thank you again Taylor- YOU ROCK!!!



Would 100% recommend

I cannot say enough great things about this class. I would 100% recommend this class to anyone who wants to try stand-up.

Jenny G.

A great class

I enrolled in this class because I have thoroughly enjoyed all the Rekindle School classes I have attended…. I can’t wait for the next opportunity to do Stand Up. It is such a great class!!

George Schnibbe

Good instruction and feedback

It is quite a process to go from having a funny thought or idea and transforming it into comedy that can be done as standup. Through instruction and direct feedback, I was able to figure out how to get laughs from my funny thoughts or ideas.  I am not a professional comedian, but now at least I feel like one!

Kyle Riley

I’ll miss the class!

For anyone who has ever wanted – or not wanted – to be on stage, Rekindle School’s class gives you confidence you never knew you had! Honestly I’m going to miss our weekly classes and will sign up for another class as soon as I can.

– Leah Warshawski

Fun class!

“The instructor worked hard to make sure that every student had confidence and successful material to approach graduation show. He taught us how to perform jokes, addressed our anxiety, and asked us to trust the process. Everyone did terrific on stage and it was lots of fun doing the show with my fellow classmates.”

– Wes Warren

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