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YOUNG PERFORMERS PROGRAM

Is your kiddo a natural performer? Maybe they’re a real comedian! Let’s get them onstage!

Dallas Comedy Club’s Young Performers Program offers comedy training for students ages 11-17 years old with classes focusing on basic improv and sketch comedy skills. Your children will have the opportunity to learn, grow, be funny, and most importantly have FUN in a safe and supportive environment. Classes are held on Saturday mornings at our theater in Deep Ellum. Each eight-week session culminates with a live performance for family and friends where students will take the stage to show off what they’ve learned.

Looking for adult classes?

Questions about classes? Email tc@dallas-comedyclub.com

WEEKLY CLASSES

Weekly classes starting Fall 2024!

Interested in classes for different age groups? Email tc@dallas-comedyclub.com to let us know!

FACULTY

Click on an image to read our faculty bios!

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Brittany Taylor

Improv Instructor

Brittany has been teaching and performing at DCC since 2022, where she was DELIGHTED to find such an amazing comedic community. Her biggest claim to fame is her reality TV role on Encore on Disney+. Brittany teaches Long Form Improv classes for adults and kids, and has been a teaching assistant for Short Form and Musical Improv. Buy her anything off the menu after a show and she will shamelessly and enthusiastically accept… Thanks in advance.
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Madeline Crank

Improv Instructor

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Richie Lunsford

Improv Instructor

Richie Lunsford is a Fort Worth based comedian, Improvisor, and an instructor at Dallas Comedy Club. He is a graduate of the Four Day Weekend Training Center, and Stomping Grounds Conservatory programs and opened the Four Day Weekend Dallas theater as the Theater Director and Main Stage Cast member. He has trained with notable teachers including Norm Holly (Second City), Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall), and Adal Rifai (Hello, from the Magic Tavern). Richie creates sketches for both live performance and YouTube, with the group L. Society. He also performs stand-up all over the metroplex, and writes for comedians in San Francisco and New York. He is currently a member of Primetime and teaches various classes at DCC
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Daniel Sybert

Sketch Instructor

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Stefan Newman

Improv Instructor

It’s Stefan! By day, he works at a boring tech job doing data and analytics stuff that everyone immediately forgets about as soon as he explains it to them. By night, he is an improviser and comedian who produces shows and performs all over town. He started improvising in 2018 at the Dallas Comedy House and is currently a regular performer at the Dallas Comedy Club, where he produces the variety show Queer Factor and performs with the improv troupe Butt Gay.
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Rosie Caruth

Sketch Instructor

Rosie Caruth grew up in the Denmark-themed tourist town of Solvang, California, where she raised goats and turkeys until she saw an episode of MADtv and became obsessed with sketch comedy. She began performing improv with San Diego State University’s Iota Eta Pi her freshman year, and has never stopped. She moved to New York City after college to work for horrible bosses in fashion PR and study improv at the UCB and Magnet Theaters — where met her husband, Ian. Rosie subsequently studied at the Dallas Comedy House, the PIT NYC, The Second City, and the Pack Theater, and is probably the country’s leading expert in Zoom comedy classes.
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Lauren Oxford

Improv Instructor

Lauren is a Dallas native whose improv journey began in the year [redacted] as a high school senior. She is a graduate of the Dallas Comedy House and Stomping Ground Comedy long-form improv programs and has a degree in Theatre from the University of Puget Sound. When she’s not teaching or performing improv, Lauren trains clients with Beefcake City, an inclusive virtual fitness space.
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Magen King

Stand-Up Instructor

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Ian Caruth

Improv Instructor

Ian Caruth was born and raised in Dallas. He began performing onstage with the nation’s longest continually-operating college sketch group, the University of Arizona’s Comedy Corner. Ian went on to learn Long Form improv in New York City at the Magnet and UCB Theaters, performing with The Future, Moxie, Dunk, and many other groups. He has performed and taught at workshops, festivals, universities, schools, and theaters in the US and internationally, and once played a piece of ham in a vending machine. He is way stoked to continue the tradition of theatermaking in Dallas with the Dallas Comedy Club (DCC).
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Claire Daigle

Director of Education

Claire began her performance career as a professional ballet dancer in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. She moved to Dallas to attend Southern Methodist University on a dance scholarship. After having the opportunity to perform works by Martha Graham, Bob Fosse, and some other dance legends, Claire decided to go ahead and hang up her dancing shoes to focus on less strenuous performance practices. As Director of Education at DCC, she aims to provide a high level of support for instructors and students. Her goal is to foster an environment where students can learn the ins and outs of comedy, how to be a professional performer, and (most importantly) have fun! Her favorite venue (after DCC, of course!) is telling jokes to her two dogs, who may or may not understand comedy.