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TAUGHT BY CHRISTIE BUCHELE AT RISE COMEDY IN DOWNTOWN DENVER

 

Christie Buchele is an accomplished standup comic from Denver, Colorado. Making a name for herself by sharing the heart-wrenching and hilariously raw realities of being a woman with a disability. Christie has been featured on Viceland’s, Flophouse; Hidden America with Jonah Ray; Laughs on Fox; First Look on NBC. Christie has performed at Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, Denver’s own High Plains Comedy Festival and 208 in Boise. She starred in and wrote for the Project DU film Scary Lucy which has won multiple awards at film festivals around the country. As Director of Stand-Up at RISE Comedy Theater in Denver Colorado, Christie empowers young comics to hit the stage running and tell their stories with confidence.

Christie has been described as “Brave” for leaving the house in that body, Christie’s comedy has been described as “funny despite what she talks about…” and “Uncomfortable..” by Christie’s mom. She was chosen to open up for the likes Josh Blue, Marc Maron and David Cross.

Christie co-hosts a witty relationship advice podcast, Empty Girlfriend, which earned best Comedy Podcast by Westword Magazine and best Podcast for Sexpot Comedy in 2017. As one third of the Denver Comedy powerhouse, The Pussy Bros, Christie reps the Mile High City hard while crushing audiences with a wry, biting style that’s a bit sweet, a and a little bit surly; proving time and again you can say almost anything with a smile on your face and a gimp in your step.

Have you ever wanted to try stand up comedy? Do you want to learn humor writing? Well this class is for you! All levels of experience welcome. Whether you are trying to become a famous comedian, nail that next presentation at work, sound witty in your online content, or just need a good outlet for stress; comedy can help! This multi-session class will focus on the writing elements of comedy and the development of your own story and stage persona.
In this class you will learn more about:

  • Different tools for joke writing

  • Exploring your own personal story and what makes you special

  • Hosting a comedy show or an event

  • How to edit your jokes, presentations and stories for maximum laughs

  • General comedy etiquette

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Stand Up 201 focuses on the dynamics of jokes and the tools to make your writing funny. Each week will include a lesson, writing time, and stage time with feedback. Students will also get one-on-one coaching and notes from the instructor as well as up-to-date information on the returning comedy scene in Denver and how to get more involved.

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Stand Up 301 will build on the skills of Stand Up 101 and Stand Up 201. This class will focus on topical material, roast jokes, and joke writing for late-night television, joke writing in other voices, as well as information on how to submit for gigs and festivals and developing a comedy bio. Each student will continue to hone their material and comic persona on a personalized basis and received individualized coaching from the teacher.

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