NEXT CLASS STARTS APRIL 24You only live once - make it happen! Start here by enrolling
in The Comedy Connection Stand-Up Comedy Class!
This class, led by professional
comedians Brian Beaudoin and Derek Furtado will help you develop a 5-minute stand-up routine
that is original and in your own unique comedic voice. At the end of
this course, there will be a graduation show where you will have the opportunity to perform your set on the stage at the
famous Comedy Connection in front of all your family and friends!
This class is tailored either for a person who has never set
foot on stage before or an experienced comedian looking to improve. You will
learn from two comics who have worked all different shows and crowds! Their
experience and guidance will lead to your success!
This class will cover:
Have you ever wanted be a stand-up comedian?
There will also be guest instructors, from headliners that work at The Comedy Connection to the owners of the club!
- How to write in your own voice
- Finding your persona
- Stage etiquette
- Fundamentals of Hosting workshop
Helping you to develop a 5 min stand up act
How to get work in the comedy industry
What mistakes you can avoid
- The Do's and Don'ts on and off the stage
- Q&A with professional stand-up comedians
The class run for 9 weeks total with a Graduation show held on the Sunday after the last class.
Classes are on Wednesday nights from 5-7pm at the Comedy Connection.
The tuition for the class is $250 and we offer two ways of payment:
• Pay in full: $250 and must be paid in full by the first class.
• 2 payments: $150 must be paid on or before the first class and the remaining
$100 to be paid on or before the second class.
Feel free to call or use the form below to sign up or for more information!
Coming from small Rhode Island, Brian is probably the only comedian who is bigger than his state.
Brian has developed the ability to read and work with a crowd like
few comics can, from ages 8 to 80 from clean sets to dirty. Brian will
leave any audience wanting more.
Brian uses his life observations as fuel for his comedic fire. From
store greeters, to his family, to himself - nobody is safe. In addition
to his written material, Brian has been known to engage the crowd,
keeping everybody on their toes and in stitches for a non-stop, wild
night of hysterics that will never be duplicated.Brian Beaudoin has been praised on the comedy circuit as “the next
big thing” and they don’t just mean this in reference to his size. The
guy has got talent, and is building an impressive following and resumes
- ABC’s Body of Proof
- N.E.S.N’s 1st and Goals
- Winner of the 2011 Jokers Wild Next Biggest Thing Competition
- Voted Rhode Island’s BEST COMIC OF 2009 & 2010 (Providence Phoenix Readers Poll)
- Winner of the 2010 Rhode Island Comic Throwdown
- Finalist in the 2009 Boston Beantown Comedy Riot (placed 3rd overall)
On January 7, 1983 Derek Furtado was not only
born, but he was born into an opportunity. The 1980’s were arguably the
Golden Years for stand-up comedy, launching the stars that would go on
to dominate the 90’s. It was comedians such as Chris Rock, Jim Carey,
and Jerry Seinfeld that influenced the humorous persona you see today.
It was his ability to make people laugh, that helped him adapt to the
life of a military brat, eventually settling in Massachusetts where he
began an official career in stand-up comedy.
When Derek first walked on stage, the audience could only say one thing,
“Look at this asshole!” But from the very first joke to the end of his
set, like many audiences since, he won them over. Sporting a movie star
smile and devilish charm, Derek captivates the audience with not only
his comedy, but his interaction with the crowd. With his material
ranging from his sexual escapades to being assaulted by a senior citizen
outside of a bingo parking lot, Derek has a way of appealing to all
With stops in such acclaimed clubs as Catch a Rising star, The Comedy
Studio, and the Comedy Connection, he has quickly made his presence
known throughout New England comedy.