Comedy Classes

Promo Pitch

Do your friends tell you you’re funny? Ever watch Louis C.K, Chris Rock, or Ellen DeGeneres and say, hey I’d like to try that?  Well, now’s your chance!  Scotty’s Comedy Cove is now offering a stand-up comedy class, where you can get the training and build the confidence you need to get on stage and take your rightful place in the spot light.

Your Instructor

Chip Ambrogio is a comic who’s played all the major city clubs, worked the road, written and acted in independent films and won seven Telly Awards for humorous corporate video. As a comedy writer, he’s written for The Friars Club Roasts, many of today’s top headliners and is a writing consultant for a new sitcom in development, “Don’t Know Jack.”

Chip brings 22 years of Comedy to you. He’ll share what they learned by trial and error, behind the scene stories, performance tips and how to be a pro on stage and off. Even if you’re not thinking about a full career as a stand-up comic, comedy skills add value to sales, public speaking and help you deliver the performance you need, when you need it!

Here’s The Deal

For $350 you’ll get six, minimum 90 minute classes, starting June 19th and running through July 17th, and on that seventh week you’ll graduate by performing at The Comedy Cove before a crowd of your friends, relatives and people that could care less –hey, you’re a comic, deal with it.

And that’s not all, you’ll also receive:

  • A diploma & flash drive of your performance
  • Free student pass (for 2) for Friday shows at Scotty’s for 3 months (a $528 value)
  • Space is limited – Enroll Now!
  • All payment is due prior to the first class. Since class size is limited, tuition is non-refundable


Our Goal: To get you on stage to perform six-minutes (hey that’s a long time if you’ve never done it) of stand-up comedy at The Comedy Cove, one of the top comedy clubs in NJ.

All classes will combine: lecture, workshop and performance.

Week 1

Wednesday, June 19th

Introduction to Stand-up

An introduction to a variety of comedy styles, and advice on how to develop a persona.  Chip offers a variety of tips on to how to develop material, from using what happens in you own life to finding comedy in what goes in the news, TV, the movies and more!

Featured Topics: Overcoming Stage Fright & Performance Styles

Week 2

Wednesday, June 26th

You’re the Product – Be You!

Chip helps you discover what’s unique and funny about you. Learn how to write to your individual character and how what works for one comic sometimes doesn’t work for another.

Featured Topics: Timing and Pausing

Week 3

Wednesday, July 3rd

Developing a Set List

Chip offers tips on how to build your six-minute set from an opener that works to the big close. Pointers on editing, tweaking and refining your material to fit your individual voice.

Featured Topics: Writing – 10 jokes a day

Week 4

Tuesday, July 9th

Riffing, Keep it Fresh

Tonight’s class focuses on how to create in the moment. Riffing is a term used by jazz musicians meaning, “to improvise”. Chip shows you how to trust yourself, step away from your material and be spontaneous in the moment.

Featured Topics: Confidence – The Key to Creating

Week 5

Wednesday, July 10th

Putting it All Together

This week, Chip works with you to blend scripted material with opportunities to improv in the moment. You’ll learn how a pro decides when to pound the material and when to its time freelance and step out into the unknown.

Featured Topics: Confidence – All Funny, All the Time

Week 6

Tuesday, July 16th

Magic Time: Final Rehearsal Before Showcase

A final run-though of the your act, Chip provides final feedback and suggestions prior to your graduation performance.

Featured Topics: Performance Techniques: Getting up for the Big Show

Week 7

Wednesday, July 17th

Take the Stage

Amaze your friends, crack-up perfect strangers and join the exclusive fraternity of performers that know the joy of making people laugh (for a living)…there’s nothing like it!

See you at The Comedy Cove

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