Punching Yourself Up: Stage Writing for the Consummate Comic


Lindsay Gonzales

Saturday, March 23, 2013
10:00 am at Improv Asylum  Location Info / Directions


We've all seen the comic that goes up night after night, week after week, month after month doing the SAME jokes, using the same words, the same expressions, with the SAME set order again and again...None of us want to be that guy (or girl). We can all agree that stand-up is about finding the words that work the best, but how do you get lasting material from the story that killed that one time at that one open-mic? How come it didn't work the next time, or the time after that? This workshop is NOT an improv class or a writing class, it's a class about thinking on your feet and developing your material so it's richer and fuller every time you perform it. You will learn techniques about how to expand your material and take your work to the next level from developing the original idea, to preparing untested material for stage trial, to revising material before, during and after each performance, to tagging and re-tagging your jokes and keeping things fresh. Learn how to mine as much humor as possible out of each set and challenge yourself to keep re-working your material until it's built to last. Bring your notebook and recorder and be prepared to think on your feet and write onstage!

Lindsay Gonzales has been performing comedy, theatre and improv in Boston for the better part of a decade. A stand-up commedienne, improvisor and raconteuse, she is a former member of the ImprovBoston Family Show and co-produced and hosted The Open Comedy Jam and Nightcap at IB for over five years. She performs at theatres and clubs all over Boston and has also performed comedy in 8 countries including England, Canada and Puerto Rico. Lindsay has performed in festivals such as Impro Mundial Chile, The Women In Comedy Festival, Geek Week and The Boston Improv Festival. She has several one woman shows, but she will be taking her first one woman show "M.P.H." to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on 2013.

Time: 10-11:30am
Cost: $45

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