Comedy Storytelling with Josh Telson
Saturdays, May 18th - May 25th (2 Classes)
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The perfect workshop for stand up comics, improvisers, writers, and anybody looking to connect and engage with an audience. Over the course of two sessions, we will guide students through the process of finding and telling their own true stories – from embarrassing moments and heartache, to crazy adventures and moments of truth, bound together with humor. Students will learn to tap into their own lives to find relatable stories and anecdotes, to shape those stories into compelling narratives, and to find the comedy that makes them engaging to an audience. We will focus on powering through our natural fear of judgment to reach a place of confidence in our own life experiences.
Our first session will be focused on guided exercises and prompts that allow students to discover a story they’d like to tell, along with the the tools necessary to tell them well; the second session will be focused on telling and workshopping a final story, with or without group feedback, to the class.
Students will leave the workshop with a 5 minute story of their own, and be given the opportunity to present their finished piece at Four Eyes Comedy Storytelling Open Mic in Kreuzberg.
Please be prepared to bring along something to write with or on:
- or paper & pencil
Josh Telson is a Co-Director and Instructor at The CCB Training School, as well as a founding member of CCB House Team GLB. As a stand up comedian, he performs regularly all over Berlin and Germany, and back in New York City whenever he can. He is the creator and co-host of Four Eyes Story Night, a comedy storytelling open mic, and was the host of Oh No!, a comedy storytelling showcase at Comedy Café Berlin. He is also the co-creator of Tatort auf Englisch and the podcast “piffle!” with his brother Noah.