Standup Comedy, Humorous Public Speaking, & Becoming Funnier

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Standup Comedy, Humorous Public Speaking, & Becoming Funnier

Standup Comedy Complete: The Ultimate Guide To Humorous Public Speaking and Writing and Performing Jokes

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

Do you want to incorporate humor into your speeches so that your performance is entertaining, memorable, and influential? Why not learn from people whose job it is to give funny speeches? From comedians.

This course breaks down the tools and techniques used in standup comedy so that you too can be funny when giving speeches. By the end of this course, you’ll learn how you can create jokes, humorous public speaking tips, and how to build a comedy act from scratch.

This is a standup comedy theory course…how exactly does comedy and being funny work? But it’s a practical course because everything I teach you I use in my own standup comedy act myself, and you can use these tools right away in your own performances.

This course is different from other courses on public speaking because its focused-on performing comedic material, and the information is broken down into the absolute bare bone essentials. Everything here is practical and to the point.

Learning how to do standup comedy will teach you how to come up with jokes that make people laugh onstage, make you an entertaining humorous public speaker, and give you a sense of confidence.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for people who want to learn standup comedy, joke writing and performing, and humorous public speaking. Other species are welcome too...


What will you learn in this course:

  • Standup Comedy and Humorous Public Speaking
  • Structure of jokes: Active joke writing so you can write jokes about anything
  • Passive joke writing: how to write jokes without trying
  • How to improve jokes to get bigger laughs
  • How to write self depreciation jokes
  • Comic tools of comedians
  • How to develop character acts
  • How to create your own comedy routine
  • Bombing: what to do when your jokes don't work
  • How to host a show and be a master of ceremony


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • A desire to learn how to be funny and an interest in learning standup comedy from comedians.
  • Ability to click the play button on videos.
  • Desire for people to laugh at stuff you say. Kind of a wierd thing to want when you think about it...
Standup Comedy, Humorous Public Speaking, & Becoming Funnier


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

2 Lectures
  • play icon Standup Comedy Course 00:44 00:44
  • play icon Introduction 04:08 04:08
Creating Comedy
8 Lectures
Humor Tricks of the Trade
4 Lectures
How To Come Up With A Character Act
3 Lectures
Developing A Routine
3 Lectures
Getting the most out of your performance
5 Lectures
Conclusion and bonus material
2 Lectures

Instructor Details

Chester Sky

Chester Sky

Chester Sky is a music producer, composer and film director. He’s a huge fan of electronic dance music and spends his time concocting crazy sounds in his basement and morphing them into unexplored genres. His music takes influences from pop, rock, house, and electro.



Chester Sky has published multiple albums and scored soundtracks for TV commercials, independent films, film festivals, and comedy shows. When not composing music, he’s writing jokes and hosting guests on the Chester Sky podcast. A regular comic around the Toronto comedy circuit, he’s performed stand-up comedy shows at Second City and Yuk Yuks.

He’s is an instructor on a variety of online courses including music producing, soundtrack composing, finance, and stand up comedy with thousands of students enrolled around the world. The courses are available on this website.

In 2021, he published the book “The Music Producer’s Ultimate Guide To FL Studio 20” which reached #1 in the Amazon digital audio production category and in 2022, he published the book "The Soundtrack Composer's Ultimate Guide To FL Studio".

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