First, Dhaya broke us up into groups and asked us to brainstorm about people/events/anything we found funny. Why was it funny?
Then, we watched clips from a variety of different comedians (Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Mitch Hedberg, Margaret Cho) and talked about what did…or didn’t make those comedians funny.
Next, Dhaya explained different comedic devices. She talked about a joke she is working on and we discussed ways she could improve/expand the joke for one of her sets.
Finally, everyone got a chance to stand up and perform a joke that they had workshopped in their respective groups.
Look at how brave Austenne is! She did a fantastic job, too!