Ready to dive into stand-up? Taught at the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Cesar will help you hone a five minute set ready for live performance. Be prepared to dig deep and break down both creative and personal barriers. You won’t just learn stand-up, you will become more confident and capable, both on-stage and off.
What You’ll Learn
- Why We Laugh
- Appropriate Targets
- Best Techniques for Openers
- Premise, Setup, Punchline
- Joke Writing Categories
- Performance Strategies
- Crafting the 5 Minute Set
Does the class work? Absolutely. You get results. Many of our students have gone on to become working comedians, been accepted into comedy festivals and more.
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“Cesar brings a great mix of insight, wisdom, compassion and comedy to his presentations. With so many so-called experts out there, it’s refreshing to not only hear the unique ideas that Cesar brings, but to listen to someone who clearly understands his audience, knows how to hold their attention, and leaves them with a stronger understanding of issues they may confront, as well as practical steps toward resolution.”
“Cesar is funny, plain and simple. But he doesn’t utilize humor to illicit gasps, he uses it to make you pay attention. His natural levity makes even heavy subject matters accessible. Belly-laughs and a few heartfelt tears are a given when you put Cesar on stage.”
“As a student, I knew I could always rely upon Cesar. He always managed to balance thoughtful advice with warm humor and demonstrated a great deal of professionalism and confidentiality, providing safe space for students to file reports or to seek guidance. I am grateful for his mentorship and the countless moments of laughter he has brought to my life.”
“Cesar’s skills and talents impress and impact. His perceptive nature combines humor with purpose to guide and develop students, parents of students and, I would guess, colleagues too. As a parent of an alumna I feel grateful to know and stay connected with Cesar.”