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. Upon graduating from the course, alumni have the opportunity to continue to practice and perform through our Veteran Open Mics, partner performances, workshops, and Alumni Mentor Program. To learn more about Comedy Bootcamp, and see some of our graduates' sets, check out our YouTube playlist below.


Upcoming Classes

Please note that we are implementing an ongoing Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system throughout 2019. In order to participate in the Comedy Bootcamp, all participants must complete a brief pre- and post-class assessment that measures the effects of ASAP's programming on skill-development and well-being. Your participation in our internal monitoring efforts will help us continuously learn from and improve our programs. If you have any questions about our M&E system, please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@asapasap.org.


Hampton Roads

  • When: Saturdays from March 16th - April 27th (excluding March 23rd), 1 PM - 4 PM

  • Where: The Sandler Center, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

  • Graduation Show: Saturday, May 4th at 7 PM

  • Application Deadline: Applications for Comedy Bootcamp are open on a rolling basis.

Washington, D.C.

  • When: Sundays from March 31st - May 12th (excluding April 21st), 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Where: The DC Improv Comedy Club,
    1140 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

  • Graduation Show: Wednesday, May 15th at 7:30 PM

  • Application Deadline: Applications for Comedy Bootcamp are open on a rolling basis.



We are honored to receive programmatic support for Comedy Bootcamp from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, PenFed Foundation, and Sandler Center Foundation.