ABOUT THE CLASS: This 6 week class will teach the basics of stand-up comedy from writing material to crafting your act. You'll study with someone currently working in the business to guide you through the ins and outs of getting started. You will also meet like minded people so you can support each other on your comedy journey! Includes a class performance to show off your new stand-up skills. No experience necessary.
ABOUT ALYSSA AL-DOOKHI: Alyssa Al-Dookhi (they/them) is a Kuwaiti American comedian, writer and game show host living in Philadelphia. Al-Dookhi explores the themes of race, gender and the immigrant experience through their exuberant, theatrical performances. Alyssa’s mission is to create spaces for marginalized artists to flourish. They are the official Person of Comedy at YallaPunk, a writer and production manager at First Person Arts, a writer for Abortion Access Front’s live show “Feminist Buzzkills Live” with Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead. They co-host and produce the podcast “Make Up or Break Up.”
Previously, Al-Dookhi co-produced and hosted the hit comedy game show “Eat Your Beats!” at Philadelphia’s Good Good Comedy Theatre. Alyssa was a finalist in Helium Comedy Club’s Philly’s Phunniest contest and a featured performer and judge at the Women in Comedy Festival presented by HBO. They have performed with Emma Willmann, Jimmy O. Yang, Sydnee Washington, Josh Gondelman, Moshe Kasher, and Phoebe Robinson. Alyssa has worked at Helium Comedy Club, Asylum NYC and has headlined at Punch Line Philly. In 2020 Alyssa was featured twice on Netflix as a contestant on the karaoke competition show ‘Sing On!’ with Tituss Burgess, and as a warm-up comic for 'Queer Eye.' Follow them @thedookness
COMEDY CLASSES: Crossroads Comedy Theater offers in-person and online classes in improv, sketch comedy writing, stand-up, and more! Our six week classes will give you skills that go beyond the stage and page. Our classes are suitable for all walks of life, not just performers. For more information click here.
A refund or credit of 100% can be requested up until one week before the start of class. A refund or credit of 50% can be requested up until the start of class. Once class begins there are no refunds or credits. If the class is canceled for any reason by the theater a full refund will be issued.
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Crossroads Comedy Theater is a roaming home in Philly for comedy shows, podcasts, comedy classes, and more! Shows feature hilarious performers from the Philadelphia area and beyond. Classes are taught by the bes instructors in the Philly area who are passionate about making you a better at whatever your focus is. Crossroads is available for private shows, improv workshops, or other things you might have in mind. We are now starting very limited operations in Indianapolis as well!
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