One of the amazing things about SMC Community Ed’s Stand-Up Comedy Class is that the students “graduate” by performing at the famed Comedy Store.
The most recent group of student “grads” performed at Comedy Club Nov. 12.
Another terrific aspect of the class is that it is taught by comedian Jonathan Leigh Solomon, who has appeared regularly on “Late Show with David Letterman” as well as being featured on HBO’s Stand-Up Spotlight and Comedy Central.
The most recent crop of students held their graduation show on November 12. The show, this time hosted by the Improvisation Comedy Club, featured graduates from a class which included students whose other titles included (professional) comedian, doctor, fashion model, actor, studio exec, professor and politician.
Jonathan Leigh Solomon
Also included in the show were alumni from previous workshops, some of whom are now regulars at the Improv, Comedy Store, Ice House and Flappers!
After seeing the show, an Improv manager commented, “The comedians seemed so confident and poised considering they were first timers and what was really a surprise was the quality of the jokes. Exceptional considering these were (mostly) first time performers.”
The next “Stand Up Comedy Workshop with Comedy Store Graduation Show” starts Jan. 4 at SMC’s easy-to-park Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Drive, Los Angeles.