the best comedy school in the world sf comedy college. i had the greatest experience in one on one training and it gave me added respect for the profession hope to go on to advanced level great affordable and recommended for all great cabdriver recommended caftes clubs and contacting your favorite cab driver on this site the taxidrivers guide to san francisco dot com
Great school 7th floor. Great club 5th floor..
Everyone likes to think they're funny and some of us leave our laughing circle of friends to find out if we really are!
I took the SFCC beginning class and guess what! I'm not as funny as I thought AND there's a LOT more that goes in to stand-up than I thought!
Denice sounds like someone who didn't take the same news so well.
They don't baby you at SFCC & Denice sounds like someone who needs to be babied. (We all know the type...)
As for me, I don't have the drive, discipline (or talent!) to continue on this path. But I LOVE grabbing some friends, beers, and coming to an SFCC show once in awhile. The weekend shows are a riot and the open-mics are always interesting!
First show I ever saw there had a comedian Ken (? don't remember the last name) I just LOVED. He had everyone rolling. Haven't seen him since, but my friends and I always have a good time here.
The Best Stand-Up Comedy School in America!.
don't listen to denice85's smear campaign. s/he posts no qualifications re: how long s/he was at the san francisco comedy college, why the students are supposedly "low calibur" [sic], etc. pay no heed.
i've attended/performed at the SF comedy college for 17 months, and i can say, hands down, that if you're looking to make it in standup comedy or as a MC, there's no better place to study. that's why over 3,000 comedians have come through the school, making it the largest in america. why else would DAVID LETTERMAN's booker choose to hold his auditions here every year if it's terrible? he wouldn't. thanks to the college, my peers have been on shows like CELEBRITY REHAB, LAST COMIC STANDING, and LIVE AT GOTHAM; they've performed at prestigious festivals like the montreal and johnny carson; they've produced their own pro money-making shows in every major city; they've placed in every major comedy contest; and, yes, many of them ARE making a living doing comedy. people hang around the college for a long time because there's no other place in san francisco where you can get on stage 3-5 times per week, for paying audiences, with 3, 5, or even 10 minutes of time, and with the benefit of a supportive network of pro teachers and comedians who give each other punchlines and tags and ideas and feedback. comedians outside of the college think we're a cult because we have it so good!!! many of us have performed at pro showcases and open mics in LA, NYC, Boston, and SF, and have yet to see a community that's as supportive as what you'll find at the comedy college. and it's inclusive--we've got comedians who are male... female... straight... gay... trans... 14... over 60... bipolar... anorexic... you name it. stop by for a show, then just ask around. ask the brand new comedians what they think, what their experience has been. that's the best proof. and you'll see. it's top-notch instruction from comedians who are really doing it! and it all starts here: sfcomedycollege dot com
it's too bad that denice85 was disappointed. every now and then, somebody tries standup comedy, discovers how difficult it is, and then quits, disappointed and sour because it isn't easy. read: standup is hard. you've gotta really want it. but the amazing comedians at the college, the sheer number of sold-out shows that are held there weekly, and its standing in the industry all speak for themselves. check AOL and Yelp -- the comedy college is the #1 comedy club in SF. if you're thinking about a career in standup, come see for yourself!!! there's no better place to start, or continue, your standup career.
Classes are taught by fellow amateurs, steering students in the wrong direction comedy-wise. Not much of a school in my book. The feedback in class is weak and not helpful. Teachers are themselves out of work or barely working comedians who seem bitter and competitive. The students who end up staying on at the school are very competetive with one another and don't make new students feel welcome. It is a very tough crowd at the school but not a smart one. Students don't seem to move on but just hang out indefinitely at the school. Not friendly or helpful it is a negative and depressing school. The owner Kurtis Matthews does not show any interest in what is going on in the world which is especially sad and which is why he attracts and retains the low calibur of students that he does.
Catch homegrown comics on the rise--and the cheap--or take a stand up workshop at this underground comedy club seven floors up in Union Square.. Between the bargain ticket prices ($5-20), intimate venue, and quality (yet totally down to hang out with you after the show) talent--not to mention no two-drink minimum--it's a wonder you can even get a seat here, although that's usually not a problem even at the last minute. Local comics, most of whom teach or study in the club's "comedy college," crack up crowds of locals in-the-know enough to find the place. The vibe is super casual, with all of the comics mixing with the audience as it files out, and happily accepting compliments along with invitations for a beer afterward.
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