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Comedy Skills Workshops at Allen Neighborhood Center


Comedy Coven, in partnership with the Allen Neighborhood Center, is thrilled to announce that we are now offering a series of six public education workshops on the process and practice of creating comedy!

Since we began producing comedy shows in Lansing nearly two years ago, we've made it a priority to help establish a supportive artistic space for aspiring comedians and creators. The curriculum and structure of these workshops are designed to encourage those who are not traditionally served or acknowledged by the mainstream comedy community.

Comedy Coven has found success because of being surrounded by a giving and supportive community, and these workshops are one of our attempts at reciprocating that gift.

The workshops will take place at the Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) on Thursday evenings from January 19 to February 23, culminating in a performance by the students in ANC’s Great Room space following the final session.

Topics covered will include confidence, comedy writing fundamentals, comedy genres and mediums, promotional strategies, and web-based comedy formats. Students may register for individual sessions, but students interested in performing after the final session are encouraged to attend four of the six workshops.

No pre-requisite experience is necessary. We request a $5 to $10 donation per session for workshop attendees, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Registration is available at, and space is limited. For more information, contact us at!