TEENS AGES 16-18
June 12 – 16, 2023
FINAL SHOW: Friday, June 16th, 5:00pm
The Dallas Comedy Club is excited to offer a Teen Comedy Intensive, designed for teens who are interested in learning the art of all things funny! Led by experienced comedy instructors, this intensive workshop is a unique opportunity for teens to start their comedy journey. During the intensive, participants will learn the basics of performing comedy. They will explore the different forms of comedy offered at the Training Center, including Sketch, Stand-Up, and Improvisation. Through a series of fun and engaging exercises and games, participants will develop their confidence and creativity, and learn how to work as part of a team.
At the end of the intensive, participants will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a live performance on the Dallas Comedy Club stage. This will be a chance for them to put into practice what they have learned and show off their newfound comedy skills to family and friends!
This class is five days running from June 12, 2023 to June 16, 2023. Classes are open to rising high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. All sales are final. Classes are non-refundable. All students must adhere to policies in the Dallas Comedy Club Student Handbook. Students younger than 18 years old must be enrolled by a parent or legal guardian to participate.
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 longform 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.
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. 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.
Bio coming soon!
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. 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
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!