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 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.
ASAP's Fall 2016 Comedy Bootcamp courses are currently in session in DC and Hampton Roads. However, we will begin offering Comedy Bootcamp classes in both locations again starting in February 2017. Apply to put your name on the waitlist for these sessions by completing our application form. Please e-mail all questions to ASAP's Program Manager, Lauren Eskovitz, at email@example.com.