Jon Stewart took his class.
See how far his class can take you.
New York's most popular standup comedy instructor Scott Blakeman taught the Standup Comedy Workshop at The New School in New York for 25 years, and now offers it privately, with group classes and one on one coaching, both in person and via Skype.
Jon Stewart took Scott Blakeman's class and wrote, ""Dear Mr. Blakeman, Thank you for your interest in 'The Daily Show.' We are currently not hiring, but we'll keep your résumé - Wait! Scott Blakeman? Comedy professor emeritus? I would like to congratulate you on 70 years of teaching disgruntled lawyers, aimless psychologists and wise-ass New Jersey bartenders the art of standup. Your class of 1987 first acclimated me to the profoundly humiliating world of standup. It was just what my high self-esteem needed. Be well, sir."
And Chris Rock says, "Scott knows what he's talking about."
Scott coaches students of all ages, and for the past four years, has privately coached Simon Cadel, who is now a headlining comedian and the star of the new sitcom, Raising Expectations.
The next workshop starts September 10 for five Tuesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm in Manhattan.
There is a Westchester workshop at the Scarsdale Adult School, starting September 12 for six Thursdays from 7 pm to 9 pm.
There will be a class show at Comic Strip Live in Manhattan at the end of each workshop.
Email ScottBlakeman@gmail.com for more information.