Carolines School of Comedy

Welcome to your first step in stand-up comedy! Whether you are a beginner with no experience or a practiced comedian, you will find a rewarding stand-up comedy class that suits your needs.

2023 UPDATE: While Caroline’s on Broadway Comedy Club is closed the comedy school will continue teaching our stand-up comedy class.

Future classes are now enrolling:

November 2023 Class

Tuesdays: Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12

There will be a comedy class show on Sunday December 17th in the afternoon at St Marks Comedy Club.

Classes meet from 7pm until 9:30pm in a nice rehearsal studio near Lincoln Center (west 65th street between Broadway and Central Park West)

Class is limited to 12 students to ensure individual attention.

Register here

Do the above dates not work for you but you’re still interested in future classes? Put your name on the waitlist here.

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Why take stand-up comedy classes?

  • Develop your public speaking skills
  • Build confidence
  • Learn how to harness your sense of humor
  • Make new friends and laugh together
  • Perform on a stage of a real comedy club
  • Receive a free video of your performance
  • Learn the business of comedy

Stand Up Comedy Classes in New York City

We are able to accommodate any level of experience in the stand-up comedy industry. If you are a beginner, a journeyman, or a veteran comic, you’ll get plenty out of our stand up classes that focus on writing, timing and stage presence. For serious comedians who want to take their performance to the next level, we offer private stand up comedy coaching sessions. View our stand up comedy class schedule online.

Our comedy classes culminate in a private live show at a comedy club in Manhattan, New York City.  Register for the stand up comedy class that is right for you, and take the first steps on your comedic journey.

Watch our comedy school founder Linda Smith’s student Phoebe Robinson give a shout-out on the Today Show!


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