What the Portland Comedy Academy Will Do for You:
- Learn the basics of standup comedy in a supportive, positive environment from a working professional comedian
- Turn your ideas into a polished standup set
- Improve your confidence and public speaking ability
- Seven three-hour-long classes at Helium Comedy Club, Saturdays from 1 to 4PM
- A graduation showcase at Helium at 8PM on the Wednesday immediately following the final class session (schedule permitting) in which participants perform for an audience of friends and family in a supportive, positive, and controlled environment
About the Instructor:
Alex Falcone has been doing comedy professionally since 2008. He's appeared on the IFC show Portlandia and performed at The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot in Seattle, Sketchfest in San Francisco, and many more. He was named a comedy act to watch by the Portland Monthly in 2014 and one of the Willamette Week's Funniest 5 in 2015. Alex has been teaching writing and standup comedy to everybody from absolute beginners to seasoned performers since 2012. His students have consistently placed in the top of the Portland's Funniest Person contest.