The Class

Comedy Bootcamp is the first-ever stand up comedy class for veterans, service members, and military family members. Led by professional comics, the seven-week course develops the comedy writing and performing skills of participants through hands-on instruction and group feedback. Comedy Bootcamp culminates with a graduation show at a local comedy club, with each participant delivering a five minute set to a public audience.



Alumni Opportunities

Upon graduating from Comedy Bootcamp, alumni are encouraged to continue with stand-up comedy by participating in ASAP-coordinated open mics, performances, and alumni meet-ups. Our graduates have performed at The Warner Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club, DC Improv, and Walter Reed Medical Center -- and for such organizations as Google, CEB, The Miss American Foundation, and Team Red, White, and Blue. Though 0% of our alumni have comedy experience prior to participating in Comedy Bootcamp, 76% continue to practice and perform stand-up comedy after graduating. 

Upcoming Bootcamps

Hampton Roads

  • When: Saturdays, Sept. 23rd - October 28th, 1PM - 4PM
  • Where: Slover Library, Norfolk, VA
  • Application Deadline: Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Washington, D.C.

  • When: Sundays, Sept. 24th - October 29th, 3PM - 6PM
  • Where: The DC Improv Comedy Club, Washington, DC
  • Application Deadline: Sunday, August 27th, 2017