Comedy Storytelling with Josh Telson
Saturdays, May 18th - May 25th (2 Classes)
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Storytelling has connected us for millennia; long before the novel, the theater, or the epic, we sat around a campfire and traded stories. This workshop 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 the glue of 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.
Over the course of two sessions, students will be guided through exercises and prompts to discover a story they’d like to tell, along with the the tools necessary to tell them well, and then present those stories, with or without feedback, to the class.
Students will leave the workshop with a 5 minute story of their own.
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.