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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.

 

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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. 



Current Bootcamps

Hampton Roads

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

*As Fall 2017 classes are currently in session, we are not accepting applications for fall at this time. However, please feel free to apply to our Spring 2018 courses and we will notify you of your status before spring programming begins.

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

    *As Fall 2017 classes are currently in session, we are not accepting applications for fall at this time. However, please feel free to apply to our Spring 2018 courses and we will notify you of your status before spring programming begins.